Fabric Bunting Tutorial & A Michael Miller Fabric Giveaway!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Giveaways,Sewing,Tutorials

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Our first Michael Miller bundle giveaway winner is  Natalie Christensen! She said, “I love the groovy guitar collection you used!”

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize – congrats!


One reader will win a selection of the Lagoon/Guitar Michael Miller quilting fabric prints used in this project!


I used the scraps from my Michael Miller room decor projects to make a bunting to either hang from the ceiling or on the wall. I love how it brightens up the top half of the room, and I love that I have more of that fabric in the room to look at every day!

fabric birthday banner bunting how to

To make your own bunting for a celebration or room decoration, here’s what you’ll need:

  • a template – I used a triangle ruler but you can do whatever shape you want
  • fabric in various coordinating prints
  • double fold binding tape
  • standard sewing supplies


easy fabric birthday bunting

1. Determine how long you want your total bunting to be and divide by the width at the top of your template to determine how many pieces you need. I did mine double sided, so I needed twice as many pieces.

2. Lay them out in a random or organized pattern and pin wrong sides together.

3. Top stitch together along all edges except the very top edge.

4. Trim the sewn seams with pinking shears so the fabric doesn’t fray and also to make it pretty!

how to make fabric banners

5. Make or purchase double fold binding tape. Click here for a double fold binding tape tutorial.

6. Pin the first triangle piece at least 12″ from one edge of the binding tape. Pin all the triangle pieces along the binding tape, overlapping each one about 1/4″.

fabric bunting tutorial

7. Sew a 1/2″ seam with the binding tape on top. (You’re going to sew a 1/2″ seam on the first and last 12″ of binding tape before and after the triangles begin and end.)

fabric birthday bunting

8. Flip the binding tape over the raw edge and pin, overlapping the edge of the binding tape to the seam line about 1/8″.

fabric bunting template

9. Stitch in the ditch all the way across. (Again, you’ll fold the first and last 12″ the same way and sew it down to make the ties. Don’t forget to tuck in the ends so you don’t have raw edges sticking out.)

I love fabric bunting – they’re just so bright and colorful and happy! I might just make one for ever room in the house…

Let me know if you have any questions and good luck to all giveaway hopefuls!

{Thanks to Michael Miller Fabrics for sponsoring this giveaway.}


  • Visit Michael Miller Fabrics
  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite quilting fabric collection before midnight Sunday, July 17.
  • A winner will be selected and announced in a new post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.


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{These products were provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

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