Today is the first day of my “14 Days of Love” Valentine’s special. Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting tutorials, freebies, and just plain cute lovelies, and I will end the special with a giveaway from my etsy shop, Sweet Sophie Blue. Yay!
To kick off this love filled week is my chrochet doily bunting. This super cute bunting is both really festive and really simple to make. Mine is made from ready made doilies I bought at Michaels, but you could make your own, or even better, score some vintage doilies.
*Crochet Doilies (I used 2)
*Double Fold Bias Tape
Cut doilies in half and iron any wrinkles. Also I find that ironing the bias tape helps as well.
Leaving space for a tail at the front carefully insert your first doily inbetween the layers of your bias tape and start stitching down the edge of the bias tape so the doily becomes sandwiched and snugly stitched down inside the tape.
Once you get an inch or so from the end of the first doily, start to load in the second doily so it meets with the fist one. I get about an inch away, make sure my needle is down and then lift up my presser foot to make sure everything is going to match up. Stitch the second doily and repeat with remaining doilies until you have a nice bunting the length that you want.
I added ricrac to mine for a little extra cuteness. Start at the first doily, turn the end of your ricrac under and carefully lay on top of bias tape. Stitch down ricrac down the length of the doily bunting making sure to turn under end of ricrac when you reach the end of the last doily.
And there you have it. Easy right!?!
Stay tuned tomorrow for a free printable!