Did you see the Halloween bunting in our list of Halloween activities to do this half term?
Norland’s Sewing Lecturer, Kate Jaeger, has provided step-by-step instructions so you can create your own spooky bunting for your house this Halloween!
Remember, making Halloween bunting is lots of fun, but make sure that a child is always accompanied by an adult.
Create a cardboard template from a cereal packet or something that is a similar size to the size of bunting you require. Buy or find some fabric – old sheets are ideal. Lay your cardboard template on to your fabric, draw around and cut out. You will need two fabric triangles per piece of bunting.
Find some inspiring Halloween images and draw, with a small kitchen knife, onto a cut surface of half a potato. Carefully carve spooky shapes out of your potato.
Put on an apron and get out some child-friendly paints. Fabric paint is ideal, but any paint will work if it is not going to be hung outside. Find an old sponge and dab paint onto the potato shapes. Press shapes onto scrap fabric until you are happy with the print.
Print the fabric triangles creating fun Halloween effects. After you have printed the fabric triangles, leave them somewhere to dry.
Place printed triangles together with plain triangles, right sides together. Sew the triangles together along the two longest sides. Turn triangles to the right side and iron. Top stitch if you have time.
Sew triangles into bias tape or onto ribbon.
Hang up somewhere and enjoy your spooky Hallwoeen bunting!
Have you made this Halloweem bunting? Send your images to us on social media by tagging us @NorlandCollege.