So, I checked out some net sites for methods of making bunting, but to be honest, they all seemed like just too much trouble. Making bias-binding, turning out and all that jazz... Hmmm... must be an easier way....
After a glass of red, a story with my toddler and a little thinking time, I came up with my own stress-free bunting solution. I'll put it into a tutorial on my sidebar once I figure out how! For now, here it is as a post..
STEP 1: Cut fabrics of your choice (I chose two piratey designs, with one of them a thicker canvas-type fabric so I can avoid using interfacing) into about 8.5 inch strips (but you can choose the size you prefer)
STEP 2: Layer the front and back fabrics with WRONG SIDES FACING (yes, you read correctly)
STEP 3: Decide how 'pointy' you want your bunting (I chose 45 degrees at the point) and mark out a triangle on your ruler with masking tape so you can easily rotary cut along the strip.
STEP 4: With a pinking blade on your rotary cutter (mine was $6 at a local craft store), cut through both layers, keeping them together. Do this along the strip, putting the bit at the end into your scrap bag :o) This step avoids turning out and re-sewing (yeehaa!). Besides, the wavy edge looks cute.
STEP 5: With a pin in the point to keep the layers together, sew down along the pinked edge to the point, then turn and go up the other side. No need to sew along the top straight edge.
DON'T CUT THE THREAD AND START AGAIN! KEEP THE BITS TOGETHER IN A 'CHAIN-PIECED' GROUP for as many as you would like to be on the same length of bunting. This makes sewing them together later MUCH quicker :o) Alternate which fabric is on top if you want the final bunting to show both fabrics along each side (see picture below).
STEP 6: Take a length of woven cotton tape (I chose red, but the ordinary cream sort is just fine) enough for all the flags, plus about 20-30 cms extra at either end. Make it the wider sort - about 2.5 cms. Fold it in half over the tops of the flags (this is where you will be glad you chain/string-pieced) and sew through (either right from the end, or just from where the flags start). I back-sewed over each edge of the flags, to be sure they don't pull out with little hands tugging at them.