Hoping Santa will stop at your house this Christmas? Here's a fun embroidery project to make a festive slogan banner flag.
A simple sew and a fun festive sewing project for you or even one to do with the kids during the holidays.
I recommend that you use craft felt as it holds up great and is super easy to sew.
Add your lettering, Santa face and finish with a Pompom, I mean who doesn't love a pom at Christmas!
If you are all in and want to make one of these slogan flags read on and gather your kit!
To get started you will need the following materials and tools:
- Felt / fabric
- 12" dowel rod
- Needle and threads
- Yarn for optional pompom
- String or twine to hang with
- Home printer for your templates
Download the flag and applique templates HERE to get started.
Firstly cut out all your felt/fabrics using these PDF templates. Craft felt is great for for projects like this because its no fray, holds its shape and easy to cut.
The flag comes across 2 sheets, just tape these together.
The lettering and Santa face are on separate sheets on the same download.
Now you have everything you need lets start making.
1> Firstly cut your flag. If you are hanging on a wall you will not see your stitching on the reverse but if you'd ever like to hang this in a window then maybe cut a second flag to back with.
2> CUT and build your slogan using the letter templates, try to keep lines straight to the top edge.
3> Sew your lettering down in any way you like with simple or fancy stitches.
I'm sure you can do a better job than me, although the great thing about using matching thread is you can't really see the detail.
4> If you'd like to add the cute bearded Santa face then cut all elements using your template sheet
And then start building up the face as follows:
Use beads or French knot for the beady eyes
Finally the tash!
5> Sew or stick your little Santa face to your flag
6> Time to make a channel for the dowel rod that will keep your flag straight at the top.
Fold the top edge over and sew a straight stitch along.
(This when you can trap the backing flag if you have used one)
Sew a long the folded edge line (and if you have 2 flags back to back you may wish to sew down the side edges too?)
7> The cherry on top is the pompom at the tip of the flag. Make a pom as big or as small as you like.
How to make quick little pom poms see HERE
8> String your dowel rod with twine or string and hang your flag with pride!!!
If this project has you inspired you see more of my festive projects HERE
I have lots of ideas for future seasonal slogan flags, join my SEWING CLUB to be the first to hear about any new projects.
Any questions don't hesitate to comment below or drop me line
Happy sewing and Merry Christmas!