I’m crazy about flags at the moment. Not our countries flag, or the flags of any other. I am talking about the decorative type. They are so simply festive. Add them to any space and it’s suddenly a party. Inspired by Lindsey & Adriano’s reception decor, which was featured on www.rocknrollbride.com, I have been busying myself with a super fun project for my own wedding.
I started with an adventure to a number of stores, looking for the perfect fabrics to match our colour scheme. Blue, white and cream. I don’t enjoy too varied a palette and wanted to keep at least an overall colour scheme going throughout the ceremony and reception. What better way to do this than with these adorable lovely little flags.
How to make your own Sew Simple DIY decorative flags:
- Fabric, in whichever patterns and colours you prefer
- Fabric pen for tracing the outlines
- A3 cardboard
- A pattern for the flags ( download the pattern by clicking here)
- Thick thread, twine or rope
- For the handmade look I prefer embroidery thread and needles or if using a sewing machine, thread for sewing the flags to the twine you have chosen.
- See if you can rope a friend into assisting, its always so much fun when there is more than one of you attempting to put together metres and metres of ‘flagging’.
- For fun add a bottle of bubbly and strawberries to the mix, I promise this will all be done in no time at all.
Step 2: Trace this onto your material. I recommend tracing the pattern onto the material entirely before cutting this out. The pattern should leave the right amount of space for you to build up a ‘wall’ of diamonds on your material.Cutting this out will then go very quickly.
Step 3: Pin your pattern. You can pin them at quite a distance from each other (which is the look I like) or you can have them so close they overlap.
Step 4: Thread your needle and sew. Use big stitches if you want that home made look ( or use your sewing machine instead)
The results are fantastic and rewarding. I’m so smitten I’m making a few more for my office and my daughter’s bedroom. Why shouldn’t work feel like a celebration? Happy flagging Muthacity DIY’ers
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