Happy Fall Ya’ll!
There is nothing better than the cooler days ahead, and this garden flag will add a little festivity to your fall garden.
Fall Outdoor Fabric Flag with HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl
Thanks to “HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl”, your outdoor project will be protected from the elements as well.
1/2 – yard background fabric
1/2 – yard backing fabric
1 fat quarter of orange, cream, and blue fabrics for pumpkin appliques
Scraps of black, yellow, and black and white check for bird
Scraps of browns, greens, and rusts for leaves
HeatNBond EZ Print Lite or HeatNBond®Lite fusible web
HeatNBond®Light-Weight Fusible Interfacing
ThermOWeb Pressing Paper or parchment paper
HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl
White acrylic paint and a stylus
Chalk Marker or marking pencil
Foam brush or fine bristle paintbrush
Thread to match or contrast
Teflon Foot for sewing machine
The pattern is HeatNBond EZ Print Lite. No more tracing, just pop a sheet into your printer and you are ready to go. It’s a great time saver.
Start by downloading the free pattern “Fall Flag”
Print or trace the pattern onto the fusible. Fuse to the reverse side of fabrics. When cool, cut out.
Lay the pumpkins and the bird on the background fabric. When satisfied with your layout, press according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Stitch using your favorite method. Then arrange leaves, as desired, fuse and stitch. Free motion or embroider in, all the details.
On the reverse side of the flag press a small piece of HeatNBond®Light-Weight Fusible Interfacing and fuse in place to support the stitching on the bird’s legs. Using a marking pencil or chalk marker, draw legs on the front side of the flag and stitch.
When adding the eye on the bird, I have found that using acrylic paint and a stylus is the easiest way to do it. Just dot a little paint on and let dry thoroughly. Press to set the paint.
Continue assembling the flag using the instructions provided. Waterproof your flag with HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl. My favorite way to apply the liquid vinyl is to use a 2” paintbrush. They easily wash up with just water.
You can add up to 3 layers depending on the amount of protection you are needing. When completely dry, press with an iron between sheets of ThermOWeb Pressing Paper or parchment paper.
Your flag is now ready to hang in your garden. I have designed these flags, using the “Gray Bunny Garden Flag Stand”. It’s a nice tall 51” x 15” wide stand you can find on Amazon HERE for under $20.
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