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Nursery Pennant Flag

Project by Creative Blonde

Follow this tutorial to make your own nursery pennant flag using the gorgeous Safari Animals fabric from Craft Cotton Co, a beautiful addition to any nursery.

Please read through all the instructions before starting your project

Approx. Finished size of flag 16” x 10” (not including the hanging twine)

seam allowance ¼”,

RST – Right Sides Together

FMQ – Free Motion Quilting


11 ½” x 8” white fabric*

Two 2” x 11 ½” vine print fabric*

4 ½” x 11” vine print fabric*

4 ½” x 10 ½” vine print fabric*

20” x 12” Bosal heritage cotton mix batting*

20” x 12” circles nursery print backing fabric*

A4 piece of Vlieseline Bondaweb*

11 ½” x 8” piece of Bosal fusible woven cotton interfacing*

A4 piece of Green sparkle fabric*

Six 2” squares of nursery fabric*

12” length of dowelling ¾” thick*

Wording and heart templates*

28” brown twine for hanging*

Aurifil thread colour 2845

*All included in the kit.

Kits can be purchased from my website

Haberdashery items

· Quilter’s ruler,

· Rotary cutter/scissors

· Iron

· Cutting mat

· Basic sewing supplies

· Clover liner pen

· FMQ foot

· 505 basting spray

Making the flag…

Print templates - download here

Trace the reverse of the writing onto the paper side of the Vlieseline Bondaweb, a light box can help with this process. Fuse to the wrong side of the green fabric.

(removing the centre of the lettering is optional)

Carefully cut out and remove backing paper. Fuse to the white piece of fabric.

Repeat process for making 6 hearts (fuse to the 2” squares of nursery fabric).

Fuse whole piece to the Bosal cotton interfacing.

FMQ around all lettering and hearts, using Aurifil thread.

Join the two 2” x 11 ½” vine print fabric pieces to either side of the flag, press seams open.

Fold the 4 ½” x 11” vine print fabric piece in half (RST), cut a triangle from the bottom point to ½” from the top right corner – shown in photo below.

Sew to the base of the flag, press seams open.

Trim both side panel widths to 1 ½”.

Sew the 4 ½” x 10 ½” vine print fabric piece to the top of the flag, press seams open.

Using the flag as a pattern, cut out a backing piece from the 20” x 12” circles nursery print, and one from the 20” x 12” Bosal heritage cotton mix batting.

Trim 3/8” from each side of the wadding.

Fuse the wadding to the wrong side of the front of flag using 505 basting spray.

To secure the wadding in place, sew ¼” around the vine frame (shown below).

Place the backing fabric RST and sew around outer edge, leaving a 3” gap for turning.

Turn and press, fold in raw edge, and top stitch all the way round.

Draw a line 3 ¼” from the top, on the reverse of the banner using the Clover pen.

Fold over the hanging piece and hand sew using a ladder stitch, joining the top to the drawn line.

Thread dowelling through hanging strip and thread or wrap twine around each end to hang.

Your nursery pennant flag is complete, be sure to check out all the other designs available as a pattern and as a kit.

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Stockist for Fabric

Stockist for Aurifil

Stockist for Bosal wadding and interfacing

By Michelle Roberts at Creative Blonde for The Craft Cotton Company 2021

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