Happy summer time from Jedi Craft Girl! I don’t know if it’s because my Birthday is July 3rd but I love all things red white and blue! When I got married, the colors on my registry were “Americana theme”. My whole house was red white and blue! (Circa 1994)
I am excited to share this festive flag wall hanging with you. It’s a great stash buster and you can make it in about an hour! Let’s get started:
12″ x 18″ piece of burlap
scraps of red fabric (at least 17″ long)
Denim 4″ x 5″
Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Sheet
Silver Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets
Spray n Bond® Basting Spray
Cut a star out of the Deco Foil™ Hot Melt sheets. I used my Sizzix Fabi but it would be easy to draw one or trace a cookie cutter. It needs to fit inside the 4″ x’5″ denim square.With a medium-hot, dry iron, heat set the star in the center of the denim. Let cool.Peel off the backing paper.Place the silver foil right side up on top of the star and a pressing sheet (or piece of cotton fabric). With a medium-hot iron, heat press for about 15 seconds, moving the iron. Let cool.Peel off the Deco Foil™Transfer Sheet off carefully.Cut the red strips 1.5″ . Position all the pieces on the burlap. I laid everything out and then cut the ends with scissors. They don’t have to be perfectly even. Leave about 1″ of burlap showing around the entire flag.Once everything looks good, apply Spray n Bond to the back of each piece and press into place. I love Spray n Bond® Basting Spray and use it for EVERYTHING!!A little tip when using it: Grab some old wrapping paper and and use it to catch any overspray. When it gets all sticky, just unroll more then throw away!TooltipText
Top stitch around the denim star piece, the lace, and the red stripes in white thread.Once it’s all sewn, get a small piece of dowel and attach the flag with clothespins. I love these chunky antique looking ones. Leave some room at the ends and cut (2) WOFx 2″ navy fabric (2) WOF x 2″ red fabric and (4) pieces of lace the same length. Tie a red, navy, and 2 lace pieces to each end. Trim the ends.
Hang it up and enjoy all summer!