Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Waterproof Bunting

Glamp up the outside of your tent with some gorgeous waterproof bunting, which is ridiculously easy to make. Firstly pop to the shops and get 4 different types of oil cloths, you only need a minimum of 30cms of each and 6 metres of white tape.
Then using the template below cut out 6 x triangles of your favourite oil cloth and then 4 x triangles of the other 3 oil clothes.

15.5cms by 20cms

Take two of the same patterned triangles and place wrong side to wrong side. Slide the tape in between the triangles, leaving a 15 cm overhang and sew it all together.

If you find the sewing machine foot doesn't run smoothly and sticks to the oil cloth, rub a little vaseline on the bottom.

Then measure 10 cms along the tape again from the 1st sewn on triangle and then sew on another two triangles as before.

Keep repeating this until all the triangles are sewn on.

To make the ends even, measure 15 cms from the final triangle and cut. You should end up with 9 triangles along your bunting and it should measure just under 2.5 meters in total.

You can also use fabric glue to stick the triangles together, this prevents the oil cloth curling if it does get wet. Although glue after you have sewn them to the tape.

If you have any questions or would like to send me pictures of your waterproof bunting, I would love to hear from you and maybe I'll even set up a gallery of Happy Glampers....

Alternatively you can buy the waterproof bunting directly,  £15 including postage, by emailing me at

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