Free Pattern Friday – Flag on the Fly – a super easy bunting

Today’s free pattern is the Flag on the Fly pattern. This is such a simple quick sew, you’ll whip it out in no time and is a great way to use up scraps. Enjoy!

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**Note – I have uploaded a PDF of this pattern just in case you prefer to print the pattern out or save it to your computer. You can find the PDF here.**

What you need:

The Flag on the Fly pattern sheet

Scraps of fabric

A needle and some thicker twine

Getting started:

  1. Print the Flag on the Fly pattern sheet, found here.                                                                                                                                                           pattern sheet watermark shp
  2. Cut out the size flag you want to use. I used the smaller flag for this tutorial.                                                                                         pattern cut watermark
  3. Cut 2 pieces of fabric for each flag that you make. My pennant banner included 7 flags so I cut 14 flag pieces. One for each front and one for each back. flag on fabric watermark
  4. Make sure all of your pieces are pressed neatly. If you are going to applique on the flags, do it now.                                            cut watermark shp
  5. Place 2 flag pieces together, wrong sides together.
  6. Stitch the pieces together using a ¼” seam allowance.                                                                                                                                     stitch around watermark
  7. Fold the top edge of the flag down on the back side of the flag, revealing a nice clean point on the upper edge.                                 top folded pressed down watermark
  8. Stitch the folded top down using a 3/8” seam allowance.

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Repeat steps 5-8 with the rest of your flag pieces.

Once all of your flag pieces are stitched, folded, and fold stitched down, thread your needle with the twine and slide it through the folds on the flags. needle thread through watermark

That’s it. Decide where to hang it. Use tape, nails, thumb tacks or whatever works for you.

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Hey, I’d love to see the flags you make. Feel free to post pics on my facebook page.

Happy sewing! See you again soon.



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