DIY Tartan Plaid Bunting Tutorial

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Happy Wednesday, y’all! With Thanksgiving being later this year, it seems like Christmas is coming faster than ever. So much to do…so little time! Ahhh! Are you done with your shopping yet?

I loved sharing my woodsy glam Christmas mantel on Monday. One of my favorite elements of the mantel is the tartan plaid bunting. I love the varying colors and patterns – how fun! So, I thought I would share how I made it with y’all today!

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Seriously. How cute is that?!

DIY Tartan Plaid Bunting Tutorial |

Look at all that pretty fabric! I didn’t want to spend a ton of cash for varying plaid patterns, so I went to a few thrift stores and bought XL Men’s flannel shirts, ladies’ skirts and a jacket.

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See? I’m pretty sure more than a few people thought I was a little crazy with this idea.

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I made a paper pattern for the pennants. 6″ wide at the top and 6″ tall from top to bottom. I used the paper pattern along with a rotary cutter {I’ve been wanting one for a long time! And a 40% off coupon helped defray the expense!} to cut out the pennants. I cut out a bajillion of them and it was SO much easier than using scissors!

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Sewing them together is super simple. I mismatched the pennants together and with right sides together, I stitched from one side down to the point and then back up the other side leaving the top edge unstitched. Trim edges if needed.

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Turn the pennants inside out. Iron.

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Then stitch pennants {the unstitched edge} into the fold of Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape. Single fold will not work. Once you stitch from one end to the other, your banner is done. Trim threads and hang it up!

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Boom. Done. Easy. I love it. So much! And I might have five tartan plaid buntings hanging around my house so far this season. 🙂 I’m looking forward to sharing my Christmas home tour on Friday! Stay tuned!

Will you be hitting up the thrift store for some plaid fabric? *wink*



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  1. Hi Myra! I just want to let you know that I featured your bunting on my Finding Friday post yesterday! If you have a chance to swing by and check it out, but sure to grab my feature button! Have a great weekend!


  2. I found the link to your blog post on Pinterest. I’m going to head out to the thrift stores this weekend, pick up some flannel shirts and make your banner for National Tartan Day!

  3. Just wanted to say thanks so much for posting this tutorial! I made a set from second-hand men’s plaid shirts and it looks darling.

    Many thanks!

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