Monday, February 9, 2009

tutorial:: moda charm pack celebration flag

got some charm packs you need to use? wouldn't this be so cute in your little boys room? or for a party?
first get yourself some charm packs...yeah that's me promoting my shop.
fold in half one block (all charm packs are 5x5 so if you are just cutting out your squares cut them to this length and width)
line up your ruler at an angle (make sure the fold is towards you so when you open it up you end up having one whole piece) draw a line with a pencil down your angle. this is your cutting line cut with pinking shears like mine or use plain scissors, it will be just as cute!
now you have your triangle (extra step would be to sew around 1/4 inch in so the flag won't fray as much, but i skipped this step seeing that i'm only going to use it for birthdays or such things and won't get a ton of wear) now for this particular project i used store bought bias tape it was the easiest option.

i then sewed my triangles into the bias tape one by one. i guess i could of ironed the thing...but whatever and look how cute it turned out! use it as room decor or as party bling either way it's super cute! hope you like!

29 comments:

Rachel said...

How cute and I love that you did a tutorial! I am a bit of a "charm pack whore" so this is perfect!!! And yes I even have some of your charm packs saved in my favorites on Etsy! Ya, I know so buy already right?! :)

Priscilla said...

Oh, thats so cute!! And so simple with your tutorial, thank you :o)

Sew Many Ways... said...

Thanks for the tutorial...great project!
~Karen~

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

VERY cute!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

VERY cute!

rachel griffith said...

you never cease to amaze me!!!
SUPER cute tutorial.
can't wait to make one for our next bday celebration.

you know this wouls be cute in the candy kisses line for valentine's day!!!

Sherri said...

What a great idea!!!

Darlene said...

such a great idea, and your blog is VERY cute. Love your projects. I am now following along!

michele said...

oooohh, *super* duper cute! i think i may have to make one for valentine's day :)

Marie said...

Love it! I did have a great time at the event. It was nice to get away with friends and have someone serve me. haha...

Mimi Sue said...

Thanks for showing us how you make your banner. I'm thinking of doing one for my new craft room as a valance. Mimi

SLO Rober said...

These are so cute. I've been making these for birthday's here with scrapbook paper, too. But I love the simplicity of making them with charm packs. They look so cute in your house.
How is life in a two parent lifestyle?

Double D said...

Very cute...I want to try these! I love your colors!

Sandy said...

Very cute, and simple! Love it!

Camille said...

So fun- I just need to break down and MAKE one for my boys room. Love it!

Carolyn said...

So simple and so cute! Thanks for sharing. I've been seeing these around the blogs.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This would look awesome in our play room. Thanks for the tutorial - looks like I could do it in an evening!
-Laurel

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This would look awesome in our play room. Thanks for the tutorial - looks like I could do it in an evening!
-Laurel

Katie said...

Really like this idea and you explained it so nicely, that I feel I really could make it.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love your tutorial and photos! And of course, the banner is awesome!!

Great work!
Melissa

amandajean said...

LOVE!!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the tutorial! It looks super easy!

And "could of" should be "could have".

Melissa

Beth said...

Have you ever tried the pinking blade for your rotary cutter? I see them in the stores, but haven't ever gotten one because I haven't found a reason to yet. I think this may be it!

Angie said...

Someone brought one of these into my work recently and I've been dying to make one ever since. I've been thinking pinks for my girls' room :)

HighlandGhillie said...

um, yeah.... LOVE THIS!
I CANNOT Wait to do this...
your instructions make it sound so easy (the key!)
thx

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

Thank you for this great tutorial! I posted a link to it at PassiFlora magazine (http://passifloramag.com/2009/04/more-upcycling-and-a-contest/) since this is a creative way to recycle old fabric and a great green craft project!

Anya (from PassiFlora magazine)

Katie said...

Brilliant! And so easy! Thank you!

Homespun Momma said...

I just stumbled onto your tutorial and LOVE IT!! My son turns 2 on Sunday and we have been searching high and low for a tractor banner...now I will just make one!! Thanks!!!!

Sildenafil said...

all this flag are very amazing, I have to say thanks because this is a really good idea and also a wonderful tutorial that we have now.

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