Funny thing - I can sew and quite well when I have the inclination, but I haven't in a while and my sewing machine has lived at my mothers since she borrowed it several years ago!!
I had been toying with the idea of making some bunting for my stall display when I happened to spy some fabulous wrapping paper at the supermarket.... black and white which matches my stall colours, but even better.... a big, bold, floral pattern which was similar to my website header. I nabbed it...quick!
Next, the problem of how to make bunting from paper - while it was fairly strong looking paper I was pretty sure it would not handle being 'sewn' particularly well and I also wanted it to be weather-proof. After some thought, I came up with the following and I have to say - it worked brilliantly.
- wrapping paper, or other paper of your choice
- cotton binding tape (around 2.5cm or 1" wide)
- clear adhesive book covering - it's called 'duraseal' (brand) in New Zealand and Australia