Easy Garden Flag DIY Tutorial

Our poor A&M garden flag had seen better days (we had it for 4 years almost). I was trying to look around for a cute garden flag, but just couldn't find one. So, I decided to dust off the sewing machine and make my own. 

Here's what you'll need:
-1 yard of fabric: I bought a weather resistant, table cloth kind of fabric at hobby lobby. Although their selection was small, they had great pattern choices.

- 1/2 yard of burlap: if you want the contrast in the middle. Who doesn't love burlap? 

- letter: I ended up buying a foam letter in the crafting section. I was preferably wanting to find a wooden thin one, but I thought at least the foam would be more weather resistant

- 1 foot of ribbon at the bottom (or more depending on how much width you want)

-thread for sewing machine 

-hot glue gun 

First, I doubled the weather resistant fabric, so I not only had a loop, but It also gave the flag more weight. 

Next, I lined up the ribbon with my fabric to make sure the length will work.

Then I pinned the top across for the loop hole (see above). 

Start sewing! 

Sew all the way around, but make sure you have the loop holes open on both ends! 

Next, cut the how much burlap you want in the center. I didn't want a lot, just in the middle, but you can do whatever you want. I just wanted it where I could accent the letter. Next, Sew the burlap in the middle. 

Next, fire up the hot glue gun! I hot glued the letter onto the burlap, but make sure it's aligned correctly in the middle. After you lay the letter with glue on, go around and lift the edges. If they come up, use the hot glue gun to get more glue in the areas that may have not had enough glue. 

Lastly, hot glue the ribbon to the bottom of the garden flag. 

Let it dry for a few minutes. 

You're done! 


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