This instructable is made to explain how to make color guard practice flags. These flags are one solid color, although there are only a couple more steps for multi-colored flags.

-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)
-a pencil
-plenty of sewing pins
-1 wood burning tool
-a durable work table
-an iron
-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

Make sure you have a large open workspace (such as a large table or even the floor). Cover the workspace with a large piece of cardboard to protect the surface from the wood burning tool.

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.
<p>Whoa, very cool! We were thinking of buying flags from here http://winterguardtarps.com/custom-flags/ but we wanted to save them for an actual competition. Making our own practice flags would be a great economical solution!</p>
<p>What type of thread did you use? All purpose? Or nylon? Thanks for the tutorial!!</p>

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