I love Spring. Love it. I know, I say that with each season, and it is true, but it is just so nice to have soft colors and sweet surroundings to bring some life into our days.
The boys announced firmly yesterday that we needed to make our spring crafts this week, and Jacob had no shortage of ideas. He literally made paper shirts with ties from paper and brown tape, so that his stuffed animals would have have their “Easter best”.
Flag banners have been shown and created in so many books and blogs, and I just love them. I love to see how everyone makes theirs, and all the different possibilities for making it one’s own.
6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ ruler or cardboard cutout
1/2 yard of 3 (or more) coordinating fabric
At least 4 yards of double fold bias tape
Determine how long your flag banner will be, and then decide how many squares you will need.
For my banner, I used 6 squares total
Once each square has dried completely, iron according to fabric paint directions. With your bias taped laid out on the floor. Decide what length you would like your banner to be, and how far apart each of your squares should be from each other. I used 4 yards of bias tape, determined the drape that I wanted, and pinned the two end squares to start.
From there, each square was spaced 5 inches apart, and pinned in place. To pin and place your fabric, simply sandwich each square in between the folds of the bias tape.
Using the edge of your presser foot as a guide, top stitch from one end of the bias tape to the other.
Thank you all for your incredible comments and emails from yesterday’s post, your words meant so much.