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Green Garden Flag

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Clip the center to make folding your raw edge up easier. Be sure to cut up to, but not beyond your marked line.

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Fold up, iron, pin and sew.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

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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….

                      Tammy

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