Let It Wave: Craft a Garden-Inspired Flag
I decided to make a garden flag to hang on the side garden gate. Garden flags are a wonderful way to accent your garden. They add movement, a sense of whimsy, and are a fabulous way to decorate outdoors.
I could not decide on the final design, so I made two styles that I can alternate as I please.
The design for both flag begins with the center circle pieces. The circles are actually a play on reverse silhouettes that feature a garden trowel or a succulent. The center circles required no sewing at all. In fact, if you chose to make the cheerful flag, sewing is completely optional. I'll show you how.
- Pinking shears
- Sewing scissors
- Fabric glue—washable/waterproof variety
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine/thread
Check out the gallery below to learn how to craft a flag to add to the garden.
Add Some Glue
Arrange the felt and then glue it into place on the fabric circle. To make the succulent, start at the bottom with the larger pieces and build up. Top it off with the rosette. Next make the flag. Cut out a piece of fabric measuring 14 inches by 20 inches. Using the pinking shears, trim around all four flag edges to prevent fraying.
Create a Pocket
On the 20-inch side, fold over a 2-inch section of fabric and sew the pocket for the string or pole. If you chose to glue the pole pocket instead of sewing, be sure to glue it and then pin it into place. Let it dry overnight and remove the pins. The final flag size will be approximately 14 inches by 18 inches. If you are making The Cheerful Flag, glue the medallion on the center of the flag and set it aside to dry. Continue reading if you are creating The Artisan Flag.