DIY Burlap Flag Tutorial

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Supplies for this project:
Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Cutter
Vinyl as stencil
2 pieces of burlap measuring 13" X 19"
Black paint and paintbrush
scissors, straight pins, sewing machine


Directions:
Create your design in Silhouette software program.
Use your vinyl cutter to cut vinyl, remove the letters, leaving negative space (as shown below)
Center vinyl stencil on burlap.

Place your burlap on a protected surface using a piece of poster board or drop cloth underneath.
Using stiff-bristled brush - apply paint "stencil style"
Then let dry.  I allowed mine to dry overnight.


Sew front and back sides-facing together leaving the top of flag open
Trim and snip corners, turn right side out, pressing out corners with a ruler or dull scissors point.

Fold the top edge in (about 1/4 inch) and press all flag edges with iron.  
Make a seam across the top of the flag, this closes the frayed edge.
Sew another seam 2 inches below.  
Leave the sides open. 
This is where you will insert your flag pole.
Now you're ready to hang your flag.
I tied a cute burlap ribbon to the corner of my flag.  
I think it gives it a little bit of character :)


*Font Information:

I used "janda happy day" for the "e" and "pharmacy" for the "est 1994". 
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8 comments:

  1. Oh my, I love it! We live in a townhouse and everyone has a hard time seeing a house numbers on the plaque BEHIND our tree. This would be a great way to showcase it near the driveway. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Love the flag...a great diy project!

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  3. Hi Nicole,
    I l.o.v.e. your DIY banner flag, and pinned it. It is perfect for front porch areas. I am going to make it this week! Thanks for inspiring me :) Hope you can come over and visit me at altered-artworks.blogspot.com again soon.

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  5. As soon as I saw this I started working on mine but I can't find a font I like so far.
    What font did you use?
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Hi there :)
      I used janda happy day for the "e" and pharmacy for the "est 1994". Hope that helps. I'd love to see a photo when your all done!
      Nicole

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  6. I loved this idea, and made one of my own. Here is my blog post about it if you would like to check it out:

    http://sandysewz.blogspot.com/2013/07/finally-silhouette.html

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    1. It's adorable. Thanks for sharing it with me and my readers :)

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