Step 2. Flag Pieces - Cutting
- Open Cricut Design Space, and using design templates – search for ‘Union Jack’. Select the one intended for papercraft flags and click customise.
- Rotate the flag by 90 degrees and adjust the size of the flag to be 11” wide.
- Hide the blue part of the flag as you do not need this part – the main body of the bag will become this.
- Cut out the red and white pieces using your rotary blade and set aside to get sewing with!
- Find an image of a Union Jack and print off – ideally around as large as you can get on an A4 printer. This might mean your flag is slightly smaller than the measurements listed for use from the Cricut make – but the bag will still work and it’ll look great! Or, if you have access to an A3 printer, print the union jack at around 28cm wide and 37cm high.
- Cut out each piece of the colours for flags and get ready to use as pattern pieces. Pin each piece on to your relevant fabric colour and cut around.
Step 3. Flag Pieces – Position and Sew - White
- Start with your ‘white’ piece that has been cut out and pin into position on your ‘blue’ fabric. The blue fabric FQ that I started with was 45cm wide x 54cm high. This seemed too big for a bag in size and shape – however I deliberately kept this big to start with so that I could put the ‘white’ piece of the flag into a place that looked best in combination with the blue floral pattern. You decide where is best for your flag to be positioned however I decided to keep 5cm either side of the flag design – we will trim back the fabric after sewing everything into place as below.
- Sew around every edge of your white part using a small zigzag stitch in coordinating thread
Step 4. Flag Pieces – Position and Sew - Red
- Now add your red pieces and pin into position.
- Sew around every edge of your red parts using a small zigzag stitch in coordinating thread.