4th of July – Make A Bandana Flag

With the 4th of July around the corner and our door looking barren – it was time again to make something to hang on it.  Figured why not a flag.  This flag is super easy to make and if you have them uses bandanas – I did not have enough, but you can buy them at Michaels for under $2 each.

4th of July Bandana Flag

Items Needed

2 red bandanas
1 blue bandana
20″ x 26″ piece of white fabric
Sewing machine
Neutral thread
Quilt backing
Twine and twig (optional)

1. From the white fabric cut: 15 1/2″ x 20″ backing piece, 3 (1 5/8″ x 19″) strips and 3 (1 5/8″ x 11 1/8″) strips.

2. From the red bandana – cut the following from the borders of the bandanas, 3 (1 5/8″ x 19″) strips and 4 (1 5/8″ x 11 1/8″) strips.

3. Cut a 8 3/8″ square from the center of the blue bandana.

4. Cut a 15 1/2″ x 20″ piece of batting.

5. Sew the long strips together, with red as the first strip and white as the last – alternating colors.  Press seams and set aside.

6. Sew the short strips together, starting with a red and ending with a red, alternating colors.  Press seams.

7. Sew the blue square to the short strip square.  You want the blue square to be on the left.  Press seams.

8. Sew the long strip piece to the blue square piece. Press seams.

9. Stack the batting, then the white backing (right side up) and the the flag (right side down.  Pin together and sew around edges, leaving an opening for turning.

10. Clip corners and trim seams – turn right side out.

11. Slip stitch the opening closed.

12.  I decided to quilt the flag – I sewed a star on the blue square and then sew each edge of the white strips.

13.  I place velcro on the back of the flag and hung on the door, but you could sew twine along the side of the flag and attach to a twig or branch and “fly” your flag.

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6 Responses to 4th of July – Make A Bandana Flag

  1. Candace says:

    Very attractive flag!! Cool design.

  2. Jo says:

    I love it….very cool indeed.

  3. virginia says:

    Pamela- Totally cool ! Wish I had a sewing machine. I’ll pass it along to my sewing buddies.

    • simply0637 says:

      Wish you had one too – probably could find one at yard sales or craigslist. Send photos if your sewing buddies try it.

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