Sunday, November 9, 2014

A bit too early.....Nah!

Ya know what? A coffee cup can used for more things than coffee. How 'bout using for the perfect circle size for a little scalloped bunting?
Now I know that for some of you, it's too earlier to break out the Christmas cheer, but I couldn't help myself! There was just something about that vintage Santa Claus fabric that kept smiling at me each time I worked a different project! Anyways... here's how simple it was to make!

Gather some color coordinated fabric, a washable marker, double folded bias tape, & your favorite coffee cup!
On the wrong side of the fabric, trace some circles using your coffee cup. I did two a time by folding my fabric in half, tracing, pinning, then cutting.

Take those perfect circles to the chopping block one more time.
I love these handy little grids. I took off 1 inch to create my flat side.

Sew them together.

Now...this part is not a must, but it does make for nicer, 'smoother' half scallops.
Using pinking shears, I trimmed any excess fabric so that when it was turned right side out, it would lay perfectly flat!

Flip them right side out and press. Lay out the bias tape and pin scallops in place so that they do not move while you stitch.That's all!

Isn't that a simple way to make scalloped bunting? It's great creating items that will last for years to come!

Here's to bringing on some Christmas cheer a tiny bit early:)

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