Any gun becomes useless as soon as you run out of ammunition, so you need to keep some to hand. Keeping with the Shotfun theme, I decided to make a bandolier to hold party poppers - far more elegant than shoving them in my pockets
Step 1: Materials and tools
I bought two metres of each from Kitewife's favourite knitting shop. The tape is of a similar texture to hessian, and the elastic is similar in feeling (apart from being stretchy) to paracord. The two came to less than £4.00.
Apart from that, you need basic sewing tools - needle, thread, scissors and a ruler or tape measure. You may need a thimble if your fabric ribbon is tough.
Step 2: Measuring
I used an ordinary bulldog clip to hold it place until I was ready to start sewing.
Step 3: Sewing the tape.
I then trimmed off the loose ends of tape, and stitched along the cut edges with a sort of blanket stitch. Because of the loose weave of the tape, I had to repeat this three more times.
The pattern on the tape had the added advantage of disguising the poor quality of my sewing...
Step 4: Adding the elastic.
I sorted the spacing of the stitching by simply fitting a party popper in place and noting where the elastic came to.
It turned out that I needed to stitch the elastic in place every five centimetres (two inches). As well as stitching around the elastic several times at each point, I put a couple of stitches through the elastic as well, to stop it sliding through the stiches.