Finding Flags

3 01 2011


Ever since we started this blog a question that has been asked over and over again has been “where do I get flags?” (along with the complaint: “how am I ever going to remember all the different flags?”) There has been talk of us starting up a business selling flags but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon so I thought I’d give y’all some tips:

  • Dig through your local op shops scarf bins for flags
  • Go to a fabric shop (like Lincraft or Spotlight) and get the fabric and/or colour that you want, cut and sew it into a flag.
  • As for symbols, often the less classy (more trashy) option is taken of using a permanent marker to draw onto the flag the symbol you want.
  • If you have the time and inclination, cross stitch it onto your flag.
  • You could also have patches with the symbol on it that you could pin to your flag and then use with other flags/combinations.
  • Trade flags or share them around (this is a good way to get a collection of flags of things that you are really into but are having a hard time finding).
  • You can make gingham flags from tea towels!
  • Don’t forget Ribbons Can Be Flags.
  • And our friends at Worn Dress Designs with their Etsy store. Keep an eye on them because they are always coming out with new designs.

    A sample of their work:

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