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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

DIY American flag

Make a DIY American flag for July 4th using fabrics scraps. Flag crafts don't need the exact amount of stars and stripes that USA flags have. You can be creative combining fabric scraps, buttons, upholstery tacks, with picture frames or pieces of wood as your base. My flag base is made from an antique letter tray, along with red and white stripe-fabric remnant, a small piece of denim and some upholstery tacks to fasten the edges! 
how-to make a fabric flag with scrap fabrics
This antique letter tray had been hanging around our house for years. Letter trays held stamps for printing presses. In the photo below you can see what the letter holding side of the tray looks like. I used the flip side as the base for my flag. 

You could also use a piece of wood, an old cabinet door, fence planking, or an old sign as your flag base. Instead of buying hanging hardware, I used two screws and some craft wire. 
how-to make an American flag with scrap fabrics
Happy Independence Day!
Fabric Flag originally posted 6. 26. 2013
My flag was featured:
Folk Art Flag by Sew Sweet Vintage

folk art flag by Sew Sweet Vintage

Folk art flag by Sew Sweet Vintage
I'm joining up at these lovely link parties.


  1. SO clever- looks awesome!

    You did an amazing job - and don't you just love using up scraps and remnants?

    Well done!

  2. Very cute, and nice and easy! I love it! Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Laura from

  3. Hi Michelle,

    Danielle from Glitter Bug, cute blog - nice way to use those fabric scraps you find in the remnants bin. I love checking it out to see what you can find on the cheap!!

    Danielle @ Glitter Bug

  4. I love this! Great Job!

  5. This is such a great idea! I love this look ;) Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ Better With Age

  6. Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesday! Your project has been featured this week on my blog!

    Also, you can add your project {or any project} to my website. I feature them on my main slider on the home page...follow this link to submit your project!

    Grab a button if you like...

  7. I really like the use of the nail heads and the fabric worked perfect. I bet it is amazing in the room. I have an Americana guest room and often pull from it for my July d├ęcor. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Stopping by to let you know I featured your flag today on Made in a Day!! Have a great 4th!

  9. Very cute! What a great idea!!

  10. I love it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  11. Hi Michele - What a wonderful flag craft! Thank you for joining our Patriot's Palooza party and Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs, Holly

  12. Love the flag! Great idea to attach the fabric with the tacks!!!

    1. Thanks Diane! It's amazing what we come up with using scraps:)

  13. Adorable, very creative of you. Stopping by from Lavender Party

  14. Love this idea of using fabric scraps. Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing on Merry Monday.

  15. So creative! Love it!