|Nautical Flag Banner|
Now doesn’t this say summer to you? It sure does to me, and the pretty blue plaid fabrics seem fresh and cooling. This is a great sewing project that might be a good starter project for your children. It is meant to be done quickly, so don’t fret about perfect cut lines or perfectly straight sewing.
1. Start by cutting a triangular template out of heavy paper. I made my flags 5” wide at the top by 9” long at the hypotenuse.
2. Fold the fabric so you can cut out several flags at a time. Trace the flag onto the fabric and cut along the line with pinking shears.
Continue in this fashion until all the flags are cut out.
3. Stitch together as many yards of quilt binding as you want for the length of your flag banner. I used two pieces of quilt binding equaling about 6 yards. To stitch the seam binding together, open up the folds and pin two pieces, right sides together, perpendicular from each other and sew across on a diagonal where the two pieces meet along the edges.
Cut the excess fabric off and refold the binding.
4. Close the end of the binding and stitch along the open edge for about 8” or so
Now have fun draping it over all the bedroom doorways, or use it as steamers across the ceiling in your kitchen dining area, take it outside and use it as garland around your front door.
My son loved having it draped across his bunk bed….made him feel like a sailor he said! Whatever you do, have fun with it because the possibilities are endless!