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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

July 24, 2009

Pink Flag Saturday!

It's another Pink Saturday! Woohoo, be sure to check over at Beverly's blog http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ for all the Pink fun! This week I decided to show a tutorial on making a cute little pink flag! Of course it could be made with any colors for a beach theme, prim theme or even a nursery.

First I tore strips of material (pink and white for my flag) in two inch wide strips. The length is 45 inches. This is quicker than cutting but you can cut the strips too if you like. Next I took my strips and sewed a pink strip to a white strip, pressed it open...

Place one strip (right sides together) on top of an alternating color strip.

Then I added one more pink strip, so that I had a piece of fabric that was pink, white, pink.

After pressing this piece, I measured over 10 inches and then cut this for the first piece of the flag. Next I cut a piece of pink fabric that was 6 inches by 6 inches.

You sew these two pieces together for your next flag piece.
Next I sewed one more white strip to the other three strips I had already sewed together.

Cut this piece to fit the length of your flag piece you have already sewn together.

It should look like this after it has been sewn together. Press it well.
Next I added a thin piece of batting (I used thin batting so the flag would not be puffy) and a piece of pink fabric for the backing. So you have the flag piece face down on the backing fabric (which should be right side up) and then your backing. Sew around like you would sew around a pillow, leaving a 4-5 inch section open. Turn right sides out, making sure your corners look square. I use a safety pin sometimes to work the corners out. Then I pressed the whole thing again.

Once it is pressed pin the open section closed and sew it together.

Next I raided my button collection and sewed buttons on to form a heart for the flag square.

Hey thanks so much for coming by! If you decide to make a flag, please comment and I will show a picture on my blog next week. I am planning on making a beach one with tans, creams, and whites for an outdoor flag for my deck! I'll be sure to post pictures!
"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory." Philippians 4:19


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Debbie! What a wonderful Pink Saturday post. I think I am going to have to go back to JoAnns tomorrow and give this little flag a try. I am thining maybe with Christmas fabric and I could applique a little mitten on it. Oh so many ideas you have shared with one pic. I have signed up to follow your post. It is so devine. Please pop over and say hi. I would love for you to sign up and follow my blog as well. Country Hugs my friend, Sherry

Catharina Maria said...

That is graet !!
Love Pink Saturday Post !
Have a nice weekend .
Rini the Netherlands

Mary Beth said...

How pretty and it's pink, my favorite color. I love everything you do-so many great ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend.

{oc cottage} said...

Now, that is the prize of Pink Saturday!!!!!!

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stefanie said...

super cute, love it!!!

Terri said...

Hi Debbie,
I came across your post about your daughter soon leaving home for college on Susie's blog and had to comment.... I live in southern Louisiana as well and my baby girl is leaving on August 15th for dorm life. I also have two sons, 27 and 23. The oldest is married with twins girls (they are my heart) and the younger one is slated to graduate from school in January. I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Great sewing project!

~ Gabriela ~

Betty said...

Your flag is so pretty!! I love the button heart.
Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Beverly said...

Debbie, that is fantastic. You make the prettiest things.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Marina Capano said...

I am so happy to be having some time to visit you today!!
what a nice pink post!so lovely!



Anonymous said...

How cute - now you got my mind a swirlin' with ideas! Hmmmm - I think I'll make a flag with cherries! Thanks for this adorable post and great idea!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Debbie,

What a cute idea for a flag. thanks for sharing with us!


Unknown said...

What a great tutorial, very specific and great pictures. You should submit it to Tip Junkie or Today's Creative Blog. They'd love it.

Lisa said...

Well Done You!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a sweet flag! I just cant believe our babes are old enough to leave the nest. Jesse found a good job after graduation and will be attending trade school. He was not into the college bit at all so no need to push him. Maybe one day..smiles. Good luck to both of y'all...it's never easy letting them go~

Lori said...

How adorable!! Now thats my kind of flag! Lori

Shirl said...

Hi Debbie, Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping by. This is just the cutest. I'm gonna have to make one. I finally wrote down your directions for that last pillow you posted with the buttons. Can't wait to try them both now. You are so creative, love your blog!
Shirls Rose Cottage

Anonymous said...

Aaawww how cute is that flag :-) You even designed it with your flag in mind :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!


Anonymous said...

How very sweet Debbie and HPS. I appreciate you taking the time to do a tutorial because it's a lot of work. How do I know? Because I am working on a tutorial for my blog and it's taking wayyyyyyyy too long. LOL....Hope you are having a great weekend and it was so good to see you at The Vintage Nest.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Had the Grands for a few days so I am a day late and a dollar short for Pink Saturday! We just had so much fun and time got away from me☺

But, I didn't want to miss all the pinkness that brings sunshine to my weekend. And, another cool, sun-less day. My gardens look horrible this year. Nothing is growing...sigh.

So, your sweet blog post is cheering me up! Thanks so much for giving me something pretty to look at other than the dark clouds outside my kitchen window.

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Debbie, This little pink flag with the heart is just ADORABLE! I'm thinking on this, and if and when I can get one (or more) done, I'll come back by and let you know! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That is just too cute! I love the buttons. I'll have to add this to my to do projects!


Lulu said...

its beautiful Debbie

Kindra-At Home With K said...

What a super idea, the flag with a shabby chic twist. :)

Susie Jefferson said...

What a fun idea - it'll be interesting to see if you get any takers. Happy Pink Saturday! (Big apologies for not visiting sooner - it's been a hectic week for me, and I was teaching Saturday AND Sunday, so this is my first chance to blog-hop).

Sue said...

What a great tutorial...That would be a perfect accent for Valentine's Day! Thank you for sharing!

Angie said...

Cute project! So many possiblities with different fabrics!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Debbie.. Got 2 started! A pink one and a blue one!

Nanette Merrill said...

That is so cute. I've never seen a flag like that done in pink! I love it.

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday (late!) What a wonderful project, very pretty!