First - the sewing. I'm sewing down one side of the bunting flag, turning and sewing back up the other side.
So the stitching is in place, now we want to turn it inside out and make a neat point.
The trick is to press and clip before turning.
I zigzagged the edges here, which was completely unnecessary for bunting. So feel free to ignore that detail.
Starting with the stitched flag.
|Sorry - forgot to take a photo of the red one!|
Then I turn it inside out, and the point already wants to sit that way.
It pretty much pops into place. I used a large knitting needle to guide some through. In doing that, it's really important that the point is handled gently.Because it has been clipped, it is very weak. This isn't a huge problem, because it is not going to be subjected to any strain once it is finished. With this method I find I have much more control than trying to turn it inside out and ram all that extra fabric into a tiny point. There shouldn't be any need to push it too hard.
Once I'm at this stage I press it.
So there you have it. Super smart points. Two flags done, thirty-eight to go...