Monday, January 18, 2016

Baby Girl Bunting


My granddaughter is due in April, and my daughter and son-in-law have been working to get everything ready! She requested a "bunting" to hang across a little ceiling alcove in the room they are converting to a nursery. She sent me a photo of an Etsy bunting she liked and the measurements of the alcove and away I went!



Armed with a Whitney Sews You Tube video and Whitney's free pattern, I created a bunting that I think will serve the purpose!



I adjusted Whitney's template to a larger size and used leftover fabric from baby girl quilt. I like Whitney's pattern because the seam is in the back of the "flag", rather than on the sides like many other bunting patterns I found.


I cut a 2-inch wide piece of gray and white diagonal striped fabric (it is lighter than it appears in the photos) for the "stringer", sewed it on like quilt binding, and made a small loop on either end, for hanging.


I sewed the stringer around cord to give it a little weight.


Now I've got my fingers crossed it fits the space!

8 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I bet your daughter is so excited to get everything all ready for baby girl.

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  2. This will be the perfect addition to the nursery along with the pretty baby quilt you made! How exciting to have a new granddaughter to sew for! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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    1. Yes it is exciting Christine! It has been 12 years since we had a grandchild in the family.

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  3. I LOVE THIS!! This is totally the kind of thing that I'd like to use to adorn my deck on Cinco de Mayo, only using the fabulous Mexican fabric that I have. Yep, we need to live closer.

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    1. Yes Pattie we do! I think a Cinco de Mayo bunting would be really neat!

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  4. That is so cute, and just perfect for decorating a baby's room! Isn't YouTube great? I am always looking up how to do something!

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  5. How very exciting, a baby girl coming to the family. I'm sure she will adore her bunting with the beautiful fabric you have chosen.

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  6. soooo cute! I love the grey strip you covered the cording in to finish it off. The nursery is going to look awesome !

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