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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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.
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.
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.
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.