My husband and I recently went on a trip to Paris to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. I told him that the only souvenirs I just had to bring home were chocolate and fabric. We went to two fabric shops, and it was a fun experience to order fabric in French, and metres nonetheless! When I got home, I went through my stash and combined my new French fabrics with a few other favorite prints, which include polka dots of course. I also got a few extra notions in France, including some cute polka dot ribbon.
I made a scallop bunting with my French fabric treasures, to hang up in my sewing room! There are several great scallop bunting tutorials around the web, and after being inspired by them, I came up with a different spin, which makes the most sense to me, with the fewest steps I could think of. (For example- tracing, then sewing, before cutting saves a lot of time).
I wanted an exact half circle shape... not a scallop that was too long or too short. I also decided to back each scallop with muslin to save as much of my precious French fabric as possible. So here are the few easy steps to create this scallop bunting.
2. Cut several squares of your fabric. Your squares don't need to be cut to exact measurements, but should be slightly larger than your circle template. Trace the circle to just one layer of your fabric. (I traced mine to the muslin).
3. Place right sides together and sew along the circle that you just traced. Be sure you're sewing through two layers.
4. Now cut your circle from the square. You'll be cutting about 1/4" away from the curve you just sewed on.
5. Cut your circle directly in half, and clip your seam allowances in a few places, without cutting through your seam.
6. Turn your circle right side out. Use a point turner to help the seams lay flat, and press.