Spring flowers are popping and St. Patty’s day will soon be upon us. This 14″ x 27″ garden flag celebrates the month of March and all its glory. You too can rock the month with just a few supplies by downloading this free pattern…
St Patty’s Day Garden Flag.
1/2 – yard background fabric
1/2 – yard backing fabric
1/3 – yard Christmas green for leaves and shamrocks
Scraps of darker green for the hat, 3 different yellows for daffodils and their cups, as well as the hat buckle. Orange for daffodil eyes, black for hatband, brown for log
HeatNBond EZ Print Lite or HeatNBond®Lite fusible web
ThermOWeb Pressing Paper or parchment paper
HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl
Chalk Marker or marking pencil
Foam brush or fine bristle paintbrush
Thread to match or contrast
Teflon Foot for sewing machine
Cut 2 – 14 1/2” x 27 1/2″ rectangles for flag front and back.
First, print pattern pages out on HeatNBond EZ Print Lite or trace on HeatNBond®Lite fusible web. Note: you need 5 sets of flowers and stems. Printing them will save you time. Rough cut pattern pieces from fusible sheets and fuse to reverse side fabrics, following manufacturer’s directions. When cool cut out all appliques and layout on your background fabric. All the information you need is included in the free pattern.
Stitch the appliques down using your favorite method. Adding a little thread painting on the stems and the log gives your flag that extra little punch.
Assemble the front and back and you’re ready to protect your flag from the elements with HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl. It paints on easily with a foam brush or my favorite 2″ fine bristle paintbrush that cleans up easily with just water.
You choose the amount of protection you want by applying multiple layers.
1 coat – water and stain-resistant
2 coats – waterproof and stain-resistant
3 coats – waterproof and stain-resistant with a semi-gloss oilcloth finish
Once dry, cover with Pressing Paper or parchment paper and press according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Your flag is now ready to hang in your garden. I have designed my 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.
It makes a great wall hanging or table topper, too!
Let your flowers bloom and have a Happy St Patty’s Day.