Kris Kringle Bunting Tutorial

October 18 2020 – Lindsey Neill

Kris Kringle Bunting Tutorial

Kris Kringle Bunting Tutorial

So a few days ago, while contemplating what project to make with the Kris Kringle FPP pattern (Pattern is linked below!), I couldn't get the banner/bunting idea out of my head. Awhile ago, I did a tutorial for a Santa Ornament so I basically decided to combine that with the FPP pattern + bunting idea and came up with this...
What do you guys think?? If you want to make your own Santa Hat bunting keep reading!

First you'll want to download the Santa Hat FPP Pattern and Kris Kringle Bunting Templates. Select the buttons below to instantly download those files to your computer/smart device.

1. Print out templates and FPP pattern at 100% or "Do Not Scale". Take your hat pom-pom and mustache fabric and back with interfacing (I used Heat N' Bond Fusible Light Weight). Using a light box or well-lit window, trace templates A and C onto the fabric with a water soluble pen (I used a Frixion pen). 

2. Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut out the Template A & C shapes.

3. Paper piece Unit B of the Kris Kringle FPP pattern.  Discard Unit A and cut out a 1 3/8" x 4" piece of fabric from the background fabric instead. Sew that piece to the top of Unit B, RST. Press the seam toward the 1 3/8" x 4" piece. Cut out Template B from the "skin" fabric (7/8" x 4") and Template D and sew the two pieces, RST. Press the seam toward the Template D piece.

4. Sew the hat unit and face/beard unit, RST. Press the seam toward the hat unit.

5. Cut out the Template E piece (4" x 5 7/8") and then round the two bottom corners using the template, a Frixion pen, and pair of scissors. 

6. Optional, using washable Elmer's glue, glue the unit from Step 4 and the unit from Step 5, RST, leaving the top of the unit unglued. You can use pins instead of glue if you prefer. [You can watch my Glue Basting Tutorial HERE]

7. Sew a 1/4" seam and then cut out notches in the curve of the unit, making sure not to snip into/past the stitches.

8. Turn the unit right side out and press with a hot, dry iron.

9. Attach the hat pom-pom and mustache pieces to the Step 8 unit. I sewed them on, as shown below, but glue works too!

Repeat Steps 1 - 9 until you've made your desired amount of bunting pieces. I used a long piece of bias tape (1/2" wide with a double fold) to string my bunting pieces together.

And you're done! ENJOY!
And, oh yeah! Besides making a banner this week 😉, we're also making seven Kris Kringle blocks! We're almost there, guys! Only seven more blocks to go after this week and then we're assembling our quilt tops! 🎉💃🙌
Don't forget to keep sharing your progress each week to Instagram and using the hashtag #kriskringlesewalong in your caption. I'll be picking one of those posts at the end for the sewalong grand prize!

And if you're ahead of schedule with your Kris Kringle Quilt and are looking for a longarmer, may I suggest the amazing Kaitlyn from Knot & Thread? She is giving 20% off long arm services to all participants! Just mention you're from the sewalong when you fill out the request form 🤗❤

Tagged: Kris Kringle Sewalong, Tutorial


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