I think I would prefer to sew rather than used pinking shears and use either ribbon or binding. I'd like it to be more hard wearing as it's for the home. (The distract from the ugliness of our piano! ]
I made some bunting yesterday for my friend's wedding
You won't need much fabric for 1-2 meters of bunting, half a mtr or less of fabric will do it
I made a template out of cardboard, and cut out all the triangles, sewed them right sides together and turned through, give them a quick iron once they're turned the right way. I used a wide ribbon for the top, ironed it in half, and sewed each flag into the crease, that way you get a really nice net edge on both sides You could use binding in the same way for the top
I made some out of an old curtain (quite a heavy cotton). I was after quantity, not quality (there's about 30m of it!), so just cut the triangles and sewed round the edges with a zigzag stitch to stop them fraying. Then machines them onto a long bit of fabric tape. It's been used loads (and left out in the rain last summer for a few weeks) and isn't fraying or anything, I'm really pleased with it...
Wow so lovely. TI want to make DS a lovely hungry caterpillar set with his name to hang over his bed. Thanks for the inspiration Dingle! I bought myself a sewing machine today but have too much work to do to open it for a few weeks! so an procrastinating imagining all the fun i'm going to have over the summer
It's taken a long time, my little triangles have been moved around from room to room, all in various stages of readiness! BUT at last I have made up a small length which is now proudly hanging on my piano!
Tempted to try to re-upholster the old piano stool next! Thank you for the advice and inspiration! xx