While on Etsy I saw these vintage book page buntings and thought the idea was so cute! I decided to try my own version out.
I found 3 different vintage books, all in sad shape for a total of $3.50.
For putting it together I planned to purchase and use bias tape, then I remembered that my daughter had bought me a bias tape maker a couple of Christmas's ago. Time to finally try it out!
I found three fabrics in my
I decided to use this book first. I love the pastel photos and the layout with text was just perfect for a bunting... some of the pages had already been cut up a bit, so no guilt at re purposing this book.
Using my rotary cutter, ruler and mat I simple cut the pages into triangles.
Then used my bias tape maker to make bias tape out of this cute pink gingham fabric. I did cheat a little and did not actually make this bias tape "on the bias". Since I was using this for a simple bunting and not a fabric sewing project, I thought the tape would still work out ok, plus it saved on my fabric since the bias cutting would have cut right across the piece of fabric.
With my trusty sewing machine, voila! I've really enjoyed using my sewing machine for paper sewing, with this bunting and my Valentine Hearts.
I have plans to make two more with the other books and fabric that I have...
And on my next try, I think I may use my scalloped blade on my rotary cutter for a different edge...
Or I may even use a different shape than a triangle... especially since one of the books has fabulous graphics over much of the page...
All in all, I'm pretty pleased with how this baby project turned out.
And of course, I have a few other baby shower decorating ideas up my sleeve... more to share in the upcoming weeks,
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