Our Canvas Corp Home Decor Designer, Angela Harkness is back with the second set of projects for her Garden Party. This time she has for you a bunting and a set of pot holders. Next week, she will be sharing three different cushion covers to complement the deco.
The Garden Party projects are all designed to work together to decorate the garden for a special occasion or a traditional English Afternoon Tea. The projects have been made specifically for my own garden, but obviously you can adapt for your own set-up. The quick and easy bunting will bring a touch of shabby-chic to your garden.
Canvas Corp Burlap fringe – avocado
Rotary cutter and ruler
Fabric marking pen
Unpick the seams in the girl’s dress to give you the large piece of ‘skirt’ fabric. Use rotary cutter and ruler to cut fabric in to two 6.5″ strip”.
Use a ruler and fabric pen to draw triangles across the width of the floral fabric strip.
With the fabric strips wrong sides together, sew along each side of the drawn line to give the triangles a seam on each of the diagonal sides.
Use the pinking shears to cut along the fabric pen lines.
This will give you the pennants for the bunting.
Fold the burlap fringe in half along the length of the strip. Position the pennants centrally along the fold line and pin in place. Leave a gap between each pennant for the bunting to drape well.
Fold the burlap fringe in half, sandwiching the pennant in the middle of the burlap fringe. Pin the burlap in place.
Pin floral fabric ties (dress straps) to each end of the burlap fringe to give the bunting hanging ties.
Stitch along the edge of the burlap fringe to secure each pennant and the ties in place.
The bunting is then ready to hang and decorate the garden.
Using the waistband piece of the girl’s floral fabric dress, pin in place lining up under the handles of the burlap pot holder.
Sew the floral fabric band in place, lining the machine foot with the top edge of the fabric.
Position the scalloped lace trimming piece over the bottom edge of the floral fabric band then sew in place.
Make a ribbon bow, hand sew this in place to disguise the joints in the fabric and lace pieces. Put a plant inside the pot holder; then it is ready to decorate your garden table.
Repeat the steps with the large pot holder.
Thank you for visiting today! Have a great day!
– Angela –