02 Feb

No-Sew Fabric Flags Tutorial

Fabric Flag Tutorial

These fabric flags are great for using fabric scraps!
They are cute, easy, and don’t require hauling out the sewing machine!

no sew fabric flag

Supplies

  • Fabric scraps
  • Mod Podge
  • Stapler
  • Ribbon

no sew fabric flags

 

Cut triangles out of your scrap fabric.
Cut them all relatively the same size.
If it helps to use a template, make one out of paper.

no sew fabric flag

 

 

 

Mix a bit of mod podge with a bit of water. Stir it up real good!

 

no sew fabric flags

 

Paint this mixture onto the edges of the fabric.
This will ensure that the fabric doesn’t fall apart and have tons of loose threads over time.
Let this dry. When it’s dry, it will be a stiffer, but the mod podge won’t be visible. On a few dark fabric triangles you can kinda see a darker edge, but nothing real noticeable.

 

 

no sew fabric flag

no sew fabric flower

 

Staple the fabric to ribbon.

Hold the fabric and ribbon taught when stapling.
(This practically requires the use of 3 hands. I awkwardly substituted my knee.)

 

 

 

 

There ya go! Easy no-sew fabric flags!

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02 Feb

Paper Flower Garland Tutorial

paper flower garland

It’s good to finally see this piece on the wall!

It’s been in my “in progress” basket for years!

I’m such a fan of hanging things like this. garland. flags. christmas lights.

Supplies

  • Different colored construction or heavy weight paper
  • paint
  • buttons
  • thread and needle
  • ribbon

paper flower garland

paper flower garland

 

First off is to paint a pretty/wild design on a few pieces of your heavy paper. Let it dry.

 

 

 

paper flower garland

 

Then use a cup or something round to draw large-ish circles on the back of your painted pieces of paper.

I got about eight circles per paper and made a total of 22 flowers. I painted on 3 pieces of paper.

 

 

 

paper flower garland

 

Cut more circles out of various colors of your heavy paper.

Each flower will have 3 circles.

Make the circles various sizes.

 

 

 

paper flower garland

Cut slits 2/3 into your flower, all the way around, into all three layers.

These are the petals.

 

 

 

paper flower garland

 

Fold the petals down the center to give it a good crease.

 

 

 

 

paper flower garland

 

paper flower garland

 

Using a needle and thread, literally sew buttons onto the center of your flowers.

I totally recommend using a thimble. It’s tough getting through 3 layers of paper.

Using the needle and thread again, sew each flower onto a piece of ribbon or string.

paper flower garland

paper flower garland
paper flower garland
Viola! Paper Flower Garland!
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