DIY Bunting Garland

Simple sewing projects are perfect for these cold winter days. I’ve spent many winter hours crafting items for my home: DIY How to Sew A Half Apron, How to Sew a Market Bag, DIY Banner for Nursery With Lettering Template, How to Sew Cafe Curtains, and much more!

I have been wanting to make a homemade bunting garland to go in my toddler’s room, so what better time than now?

Learn how to sew a basic Bunt Garland right here! Including a list of needed supplies, detailed instructions, helpful images, and tips and tricks. Everything you need for this quick and simple sewing project is right here. Make the perfect garland for birthday occasions, family parties, or seasonal decor! Customize to your liking. You’ll also find more sewing project ideas at the very end of this blog post.

How to Sew a Bunt Garland

Keep in Mind

  • You may need to iron your fabric depending on how wrinkly it is. All of those wrinkles can make a big difference in measurements!
  • Feel free to customize this project to your liking. Add more bunting, alter the shapes, fill spaces with tassels, find a fabric suited to a specific occasion or style, and so on.

Sewing Terminology

  • Right Side: The side that you want showing on the bag (also called the front side).
  • Wring Side: The side of the fabric that you don’t want showing on the bag (also called the backside).
  • Seam: A line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces of material along their margins.
  • Topstitch: To make a line of stitching on the outside of (a garment) close to a seam

What You’ll Need

  • Fabric
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Printable template
  • String for hanging


1. Print out the template. This makes buntings that are about 5.5 inches long and 4.5 inches wide (at the widest point).

2. Pin the template to a fabric of your choice and cut out as many buntings as you’d like on the garland.

For example, I wanted 3 buntings, so I cut out a total of 6 triangles (one for the front and one for the back of each bunting).

3. Place two triangles on top of one another (right sides together) and sew around the two sides.

Be sure to leave the top of the triangle open!

4. Trim off any extra fabric on the sides and turn the buntings right side out.

This is what they should look like.

5. Iron each bunting so that they lay completely flat.

6. Sew around the two sides of the triangle to create a topstitch.

I like to make my topstitch 1/4 inch from the edge, but feel free to make it smaller or larger than I did!

7. Fold the top of the triangle over 1/2 inch and sew.

Be sure to leave a gap at the top for the string to run through.

8. Feed a string through the top of each bunting. I found that the best way to achieve this is by taping the end of the string to a pencil and sticking it through the gap.

9. Tie two loops on either end of the string and hang!

If you make this project and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you used it!

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