Do you remember that union jack wall hanging I spotted on the Shabby Chic website a while ago..? And do you remember that I said it was next on my project list..? Well, mission: accomplished!
Now I will be the first to admit that my eyes were bigger than my sewing machine. Nevertheless, it was a labour of love and I am thrilled with my hours of sweat and tears.
I used some scrap fabrics as well as some prints I bought to make up the remainder. I chose some florals for the diagonal lines and hemmed them in.
I then secured them onto the pale blue backing one by one. It was a little tricky trying not to get the backing fabric puckered, but my perseverance paid off.
All done...to Jack's liking!
The flag panel was then hemmed in...
...and sewn onto a white backing sheet. I went with a white calico that was a little thicker than the normal one.
This was also hemmed in...
I used some scraps from one of the floral fabrics to create hooks for hanging...
...and ta da! The perfect piece to cover up a blank wall (that is until I get my dream china cabinet...hehe)!
I thought it was quite fitting that I finished this in the lead up to the royal wedding!