- 1/2 yard outdoor fabric from JoAnn's
- 1/2 yard raspberry ribbon for trim
- Coordinating threads
- Smooth Heat Transfer Material from Silhouette
Math has never been something I excel at or even like in the slightest, so I tend to eyeball things. This occasionally saves me time without ending in skewed results.
I started by using one of my old garden flags as a rough template and marked off about where I needed to trim the fabric. Next, I folded both sides of my rectangle over twice to really finish the edges and keep them from fraying. I pressed the seams and pinned them down before running everything through my sewing machine. I did the same with what would become the bottom of the flag.
To make the "tube" for the flag pole to run through, I did another double seam on the top and folded it down before sewing it. Then I ended up with a nice, plain rectangle flag.
Nice, but kind of "meh."
I used my Silhouette SD machine to create a little monogram design, being careful to mirror the image before printing:
I laid the design down with my ribbon before ironing the transfer material down and sewing the ribbon on.
I'm loving the new addition to my front walk!
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**Also, if you haven't been by to check out Amy's Summer Survival Guide at Positively Splendid, you must! Amy's blog is full of inspiring projects and eye candy. I'm sharing one of my very, very favorite recipes today: Chocolate Picnic Cake. It has a few unconventional ingredients, but it is a big hit at summer get-togethers. Please leave me some comment love at Amy's if you have a chance!**