-3 yards of poly china silk*
-3 1/2 yards of a heavy paper or material (for pattern)
-existing silk (if you are modeling your flag on an existing one)
-plenty of sewing pins
-1 wood burning tool
-a durable work table
-a sewing machine
- appropriate colored thread
- appropriate needle
* You can find the ploy-china silk many places online
Step 1: Gather your materials and Make a Pattern
Making a pattern will make it much easier to make multiple flags. A sturdy paper is preferable. You can find the appropriate measurements from any existing silk, or look up the desired size. It is important that you make sure your pattern includes an outline around the edges that will be folded in on all sides with more on the side where the pocket will be.
Step 2: Cut the silk
Let your wood-burning tool heat up before using it. Test it on one of your scrap pieces to make sure it is hot enough. It should seal both edges as you cut and should glide easily down the material. Trace around your pattern. To make it easier to do the next flag, just cut a straight line down the right side of the material which will become the pocket of the next flag. This will help you save time and material.
Step 3: Iron and pin the material
Step 4: Sew the flag
Sew one path around the 3 outside edges of the flag, making sure that the corners are extra secure. Continue by sewing another path parallel to the first.
Step 5: Make the Pocket
Step 6: Final Steps
The flag is now ready to be put on a pole and spun!