Another baby arrives….

Be careful what you do for a first baby, you may have to do the same for the second, third etc., Luckily for me, I love making bunting.

A friend has recently had a second baby boy and so here I go again!
Thankfully the baby has a lovely short name, Dylan.

So, first of all, I cut out some triangles and then rummaged in my button box for suitable buttons.

As this will be going in a nursery, I stick the buttons down with UHU glue (it dries clear and doesn’t discolour with age) and then hand sew the buttons on, once the glue is dry. It’s worth taking the time to do this securely, babies and buttons really don’t mix.

Once I like the layout, I get sticking and sewing…

I’ve kept a restricted colour scheme with yellow and white fabric and blue buttons and used a bright yellow thread to stitch the buttons on.

As you can see above, I’ve used a contrasting fabric on the back, by folding over the corners it makes the bunting more interesting.

Get yourself a bit of ribbon or bias binding  or tape and lay the bunting flags evenly along the ribbon. I used the cotton reel as a spacer. You could measure!
Then I sewed along the front, folded the tape over and went over again. You could do this in one go, my ribbon was quite narrow so I didn’t want to miss catching the bunting.

I sewed a metal ring at the endsIMG_6023 and that’s it, ready to pack up and send off,

I’ve done a card to match img_6027.jpg
and now it’s making it’s way to the family, hope they like it.


Back soon,
love Rosie



About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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