I made a green garden flag! I’ve made garden flags before – You know how picky I am! I still love this first one, but I was ready for a new one to celebrate this spring. You can see how I made the first one here.
I was inspired by Kari Anne at Thistlewood Farms. She made the cutest monogramed banner ever. I loved it so much that I thought it would make a wonderful painted garden flag.
Disclaimer: I am not a seamstress! If you are looking for a tutorial on the correct way to sew something – this probably isn’t it! This is just how I made mine and how it worked for me.
I made my green garden flag, exactly like I made the first one except for the bottom.
To make the bottom I found the center of my flag, I measured up 4inches from the bottom. Then using a ruler I drew a line from the center to the lower outer edge. Do this on both sides.
Once you have found your finished angles, do the same thing again starting with your new line and measuring up 1 inch. Then cut along your bottom line.
Clip the center to make folding your raw edge up easier. Be sure to cut up to, but not beyond your marked line.
Fold up, iron, pin and sew.
tip: because my flag is made from a drop cloth, it can fray. After sewing the edges I used Fray Check on any spots that looked like they were fraying.
Time to let the fun begin! Painting your design.
Your flag at this point could basically be done. However, I wanted to give mine a little glam, so I added a drop cloth ruffle and then added a small ball fringe trim on top of that. I used fabric glue to attach both.
One last thing – I sprayed it with a waterproofing to make it more durable for outdoor weather. A girls gotta be prepared for all kinds of weather here in Texas!
Ta Da! My finished green garden flag. While not nearly as cute as Kari Anne’s, I’m happy with my end result. One more bright spot in my garden!
Until next time….
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