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Making Outdoor Decorative Flags For Christmas

Could anyone tell me if they have ever made those Outdoor Decorative Flags (28 inches x 40 inches)? Is there a kit, or where can you buy them cheap? I am looking for some for the upcoming holidays. Our craft stores don't carry the holiday ones. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Liz from Montana

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October 10, 20070 found this helpful

I've never made decoratice flags to display, but I have made hundreds of show flags for band competitions. Check your area for a fabric store featuring flag material. My fabric of choice was usually China Silk. It is light and floaty, but you may want to check into a sturdier fabric.
Sketch out the pattern you want, or have a picture of one enlarged to the size needed. Cut our the paper pattern, pin it to your material and cut each piece about 3/4 to 1 inch larger than the pattern piece. This allows for a seam large enough to trim for a french seam.
Or if the back of the flag will not show, you could alway applique the design on to a flat piece of material cut to the desired size. Remember to add enough extra fablic for hems on three sides and about an extra 3 to 4 inches at the top for a rod pocket.

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Hopes this helps.
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