i can't get enough of these fun banners. . .
and my mind just wouldn't be at ease until i made one for the 4th of july!
here is a quick tutorial on how i made this bunting banner:
what you will need:
1/3 yard of red fabric (more or less depending on the size of your flags)
1/3 yard of blue fabric (more or less depending on the size of your flags)
1/3 yard of burlap
yarn or string
3 different circles to trace (big, medium, small)
my big plate was 12" across, medium 8.5" and small 5"
marker and pencil
thread (i used white, red and blue)
step 1 - put 2 little marks on the back of your plates (or whatever you are using to trace) on either side (between the top and the middle of the plate) so the flags would be be bigger than a half circle.
step 2 - cut out 3 of the large red flags
3 large blue flags
6 medium burlap flags
3 small red flags
3 small blue flags
(you can do all your flags the same but i liked the look of the alternating flags)
cut 12 12" pieces of string/yarn in red
cut 12 12" pieces of string/yarn in white
(again, you can use anything you want here and don't have to use 2 pieces of string)
step 3 - sew a zigzag stitch all around the edges of all the large flag pieces with white thread, sewing the strings on either end as you go.
step 4 - sew the medium burlap flags on top of the large flags using a zigzag stitch
(i used red thread for the large blue flag and blue thread for the large red flag)
then sew the small flags on top of that with a zigzag stitch
step 5 - i finished off the flags by sewing a zig zag stitch across the top.
step 6 - tie the flags together and hang!!
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