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I’ve sorta been obsessed with making ribbon flags lately. I’ve hung them on my front porch as decor, made seasonal ones and have even given them as gifts.
Ribbon flags are not only pretty, they also make a beautiful statement, especially when they’re displayed on vintage ladders, cabinets and windows. They’re even great to use as a party backdrop too.
To show you How to Make a Ribbon Flag, I decided to make one for everyday use that sis made up of a bunch of pretty ribbons to create a Shabby Chic Ribbon Flag that will hang on this awesome vintage green window pane I own.
- Cut various ribbons in to 24-inch-long strips.
- You will need to cut one piece of wide ribbon cue at 16 inches long to use as the flag base.
- Using stick pins, pin wide ribbons vertically on to the base ribbon. The wider ribbon provide the background bulk in the flag when hanging.
- Using a sewing machine, stitch various ribbons randomly onto the base ribbon.
- After you have sewn all your ribbons on to the base ribbon, cut and pin a piece of coordinating fabric to cover the edges. I cut my fabric strip at 3 inches x 16 inches.
- Now feed the fabric through your sewing machine, finishing off your ribbon flag. Trim the ribbons’ ends and cut off any long threads.
I like to cut the ribbons at different lengths to give the ribbon flag some whimsical character.
- Now, that your ribbon flag is complete, it’s time to clean up! Totally not always the most fun part, I know.
As you can see, making a ribbon flag leaves lots of pieces of ribbons and thread scraps all over the floor. You should see my floor when I make three or four ribbon flags at a time. It’s like a ribbon murder! I’m not always proud of the messes I make, but I am proud of the crafts I make and take pride in keeping my craft room clean too.
Keeping a clean craft room is a real struggle for someone like me who is constantly creating, and it’s the exact reason why I keep a Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum close by. Keeping a cord-free vacuum close makes for easy cleanups and encourages me to stay in top of my craft-room messes. When cleaning up pieces of thread off the floor, I use the crevice tool on my cord-free vacuum first to avoid getting the pieces of thread wrapped around the brush head.
After all the threads are cleaned up, I switch over to the roller brush to pick up any other bigger pieces of scraps on the floor. I love keeping a clean craft room, and it really does help me keep my creative juices flowing.
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