DIY projects

Create pretty scalloped bunting

Create pretty scalloped bunting to hang inside or out when entertaining


You will need 

  • ½ a metre of oil cloth (ours is Marimekko ‘Siirtolapuutarha’ coated fabric from Bolt of Cloth, 1450mm wide. For oil cloth that isn’t as wide you will need 1 metre to create 3 metres of bunting)
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • 3 metres of wide bias binding (available from Spotlight)
  • Cotton/thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Circle template/shape, 19cm in diameter (we used a side plate)


  1. Place side plate on back side of fabric and trace around to create 18 circles.
  2. Cut out circles with scissors.
  3. Fold each circle in half. To make them extra flat place a hand towel over the folded circle and quickly iron on a low heat.
  4. Fold bias binding in half lengthways and iron flat. (This will make it easier to slot half circles inside.)
  5. Lay half circles out on the floor in your desired pattern.
  6. Once happy with design start slotting half circles into the bias binding. Remember to leave a length of bunting at either end for hanging or tying up.
  7. Allow a 3cm gap between each folded circle and pin each one in place ready for sewing.
  8. When all half circles are pinned in place sew a straight line along the edge of the bias bunting to secure.

NOTE : As this is a coated cotton fabric and the bias binding is cotton it is not ideal to leave outside all year around. Simply hang up when entertaining and bring inside. Depending on the colour used, the bunting will fade over time.

Created by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins