Whether you want to liven up your alfresco dining area or add the perfect accessory to your children's room, bunting can be a great finishing touch. Follow our step-by-step guide to making it yourself.

You will need:

* Fabric and thread

* 13mm-wide bias binding tape

* Pinking shears

Step 1: Draw a triangle on some cardboard and cut it out to use as a template; or download, print and cut our bunting template.

Step 2: Pin the template to your fabric and cut around it using pinking shears to avoid fraying. Repeat until you have enough flags.

Step 3: Evenly space the flags along the bias binding tape, folding the shortest edge over, and pin in place.

Step 4: Sew on the flags with a straight stitch, leaving at least 40cm of tape free from flags at each end for hanging.

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