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Extract from Fat Quarter • By Juliet Bawden and Amanda Russell • Published by GMC Publications

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Fat Quarter: Quick Makes
It’s great to have a brightly coloured flag to identify your tent at a festival. Make sure your fabric scraps are machine washable so they will survive the elements, and sew the flag carefully – the back of the flag will be on display as well as the front!

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© 2019 Juliet Bawden / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · Fat Quarter: Quick Makes by Juliet Bawden & Amanda Russell, published by GMC (£12.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to make a flag. Festival Flag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Photocopy the templates and trace over them onto tracing paper or baking parchment. Cut out with paper-cutting scissors to make patterns. Pin the pattern onto fabric A and cut out one large triangle. Pin the small triangle pattern onto fabric C and cut out. Pin the rectangular pattern for the pole casing onto fabric B and cut out.

  • How to make a flag. Festival Flag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold in the pointed end of the large triangle by ¼in (6mm) and press flat. Fold in the long edges by ¼in (6mm) and then over again by the same amount. Press flat. Machine sew with a <a href="https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/zigzag-stitch">zigzag stitch</a> to neaten.

  • How to make a flag. Festival Flag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold in the pointed end of the small triangle by ¼in (6mm) and press flat. Fold in the long edges of this triangle by ¼in (6mm) and press flat.

  • How to make a flag. Festival Flag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin the small triangle on top of the large triangle as marked on the pattern. The folded edges should be on the underside. Machine sew together with a close zigzag stitch along the edges of the two long sides.

  • How to make a flag. Festival Flag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the pole casing as follows. With right sides facing, pin fabric B to the short edge of the flag, starting at point A. Sew to the flag with a straight stitch, using a ¼in (6mm) seam allowance. Fold in a ¼in (6mm) hem at the short end of the pole casing nearest to point A. Machine sew with a <a href="https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/straight-stitch-2">straight stitch</a> to neaten.

  • How to make a flag. Festival Flag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn in the edges of the remaining long and short side of the pole casing by ¼in (6mm) and press.

  • How to make a flag. Festival Flag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the casing in half lengthways. Pin and <a href="https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/top-stitching">top stitch</a> down along the two long edges and the top short edge, making a tube with a closed top for the pole.

    Tip
    When sewing the zigzag edges of the triangles, match the top thread to the colour of the fabrics. Match the thread in the bobbin to fabric A so that the back of the flag is neater.

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