This lovely no sew hankie bunting is fun and super easy to make and it should be sturdy enough to hang up anywhere, even outside in the garden. It is a great way to have something unique, vintage and upcycled. And by purchasing hankies from an opp-shop you are giving to charity. It’s win, win, win!
As many vintage hankies as you can get your hands on. 10mm craft ribbon (I ended up using over six meters of and still didn't have enough, so I joined some short pieces together using the hemming tape.) Scissors, no iron hemming tape, iron, ironing board, iron aid spray.
Iron the hankies flat then fold them into triangles and run the iron over them again to help them keep their shape.
You don't have to use an ironing aid spay but it will help them keep there shape better and I did enjoy the smell it gave my room when I hug the bunting.
lay your flags out so that you experiment with how you order them. Some of my hankies were part of a pack so they there were some repeats in style, so doing this allowed me to spread them out make sure that I had more of a mix of color.
Place your ribbon across the ironing board, leaving enough to tie the bunting position your hankie . Line the ribbon up with your ironed crease cut a strip of hemming tape and stick it the ribbon to hankie. Peal off the baking paper (this part can be fiddly and it does help if you have long fingernails.) If you are planning on using your bunting out side I would recommend that you use more tape to help keep your hankies in place if it gets windy.
Place a second strip of tape at the bottom corner of the hankie to help it stay closed . Fold the hankie over and smooth down to help it stick. leave a small gap between hankies and continue on this way making your bunting as long as you like. Don't forget to leave a bit ribbon at the end to tie your bunting.