I am still in the process of putting up my 4th of July decor. I needed something for my entry table, and I came up with this framed flag. I already had the fabric and the frame, so it cost me nothing. Score! I love how it turned out, and it fills the space just perfectly. Once I figured out the sizes to cut everything, it only took less than 30 minutes to put together. So if you're like me and don't have all of your Fourth of July decorating done, you have plenty of time to whip up one of these.
This flag fits an 8×10" frame. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me.
*For this entire project, you will be using a 1/4" seam allowance.
1-First you need to cut all your pieces of fabric. Make sure you iron it first! Using a rotary cutter is best because you want your lines to be perfectly straight. You will need:
1 blue piece of fabric cut 4 3/4" x 4 1/4"
2 strips of red fabric cut 1 1/2" x 5 3/4"
2 strips of white fabric cut 1 1/2" x 5 3/4"
2 strips of red fabric cut 1 1/2" x 10"
2 strips of white fabric cut 1 1/2" x 10"
2-Take one of the long red strips and sew it to one of the long white strips, right sides together.
3-Press the seam open with an iron.
4-Sew on the next two strips the same way. When you are done you should have a piece like this:
5-Repeat steps 2 thru 4 with the short red and white strips.
6-Now you need to sew the short end of the smaller strips to the blue piece of fabric. Line up the short end of the striped piece with the 4 1/4" end of the blue fabric, right sides together. Sew a seam up the side.
7-Press the seam open. It should look like this on the front.
8-Almost finished! All you have to do is sew the top piece to the bottom striped piece, then press it open.
9-Wasn't that easy? Now you just gotta put it in a frame. I grabbed one at the thrift store and spray painted it black. I used some double sided tape on the frame backing to hold the fabric in place.
10-Put it in the frame, and it is all ready to display. Hooray!