College football season will be here soon! If you live in SEC country like I do, you need to be ready. My household, and my dad’s household, have cut cable ties and switched to streaming television. The big thing on everyone’s mind is, “Do we have the SEC Football channel (we do)?” and will it buffer when the quarterback is throwing the football for a touchdown?” I don’t have the answer to that last question yet, but I can help you get off to a great start on football season by showing you how to make an easy, Festive Football Garden Flag from burlap and felt fabric.
- burlap flag
- brown felt
- Apple Barrel 20503E White acrylic paint
- textile medium
- 1/4” angle paint brush
- basic sewing supplies (sewing machine, thread, etc.)
- Scotch Guard Fabric Protector
- green grosgrain 1.5” (ribbed) ribbon
- football pattern
- pinking shears
- Sharpie marker
My Garden Flag Series
I made quite a few burlap flags several years ago, and have vowed to make a flag for each holiday/season until I’ve used them all. This Festive Football Garden Flag is the 4th one. So far, I’ve made flags for Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Summer.
The burlap flag began as a 14″ by 20″ piece of material. Fold the burlap over all the way around, making a 1/2″ hem. Be sure to turn the edges under; don’t leave them raw. Fold the top over 2 1/2 inches, leaving a 2″ gap for the flag pole, while turning the burlap under 1/2″. Sew with a straight stitch, or a zig-zag stitch (stitch 9 on a Brother machine).