Amy of Wally and Grace is back with a tutorial to make a cute garden flag! Check out the interview with her to learn more about her and all her sewing inspirations. Read on to learn how to create your very own garden flag!
I don’t know about you, but I love to see a little bit of color in the garden this time of year. It’s quick and easy to sew up one of these garden flags and there are endless ways to decorate it.
Here’s how I made one:
You will need:
Basic sewing supplies – sewing machine, thread, measuring tools, cutting tools
A flag holder to hang your flag on when you are done. You can purchase the one I have here (affiliate link).
I used a heavy cotton canvas fabric because it’s what I had. It also irons and takes paint nicely. Another good fabric choice is nylon rip-stop. Nylon rip-stop is similar to a typical flag fabric. You may even be able to find fabric labeled specifically as “flag fabric.”
Making your garden flag:
1. Cut your fabric into a rectangle 13 inches by 21 inches.
2. Finish all four edges by ironing the edge under 1/4″, then iron under another 1/4″. Pin in place and then sew close to the folded edge. I used a contrast thread, so that you can see it. You could, of course, use a matching thread, or get creative with the contrast thread. You could even use a decorative stitch here. *Tip – If your fabric is too bulky at the corners, you can cut a 1/2″ triangle off of each corner before finishing the edges.
3. Turn one of the short edges under another 2″. Iron and then pin in place. Sew close to the folded edge. This will be the top of the flag.
4. Decorate your flag! The possibilities are endless! You could paint, embroider, applique, or draw with permanent marker.
5. Hang your flag proudly in your yard or garden.
To make this “LOVE” flag, I used freezer paper to stencil the L and the E. My kids helped me paint these letters, then used their handprints to make the shape of the O and the V.
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