Autumn’s arrival means I have to prepare my garden for the colder temperatures. I realized that I had the same garden flag out since the Spring Equinox. I’ve grown fond of having a splash of color flying in my garden, but tulips and bees just won’t cut it for this time of year. Rather than buy something cheap and made in a factory, I decided to make something myself. I’m really proud of how it turned out, and wanted to share it with my readers! What’s more, I decided to share my Goddess pattern in case you want to try making one yourself.
To make a flag, choose what fabric you’d like. I used a stiff canvas for the background and some Autumn colored quilting fabric for the Goddess herself. Trace the Goddess pattern onto the quilting fabric and cut out exactly. For the flag, use the Goddess to determine the size and shape you’d like. You can be fancy like myself, make a long triangle, or stick with a basic rectangle. Cut two. Pin the fabric Goddess, right side out, onto one of the flag pieces. Applique stitch all the way around. Pin the two flag sides together, right sides in, and stitch around all but the top edge. Turn it right side out and iron. Fold the top down, creating a wide enough entrance for your flagpole, and stitch.
Now you have a lovely, homemade flag to welcome the Autumn season!
If you make a flag using my Goddess pattern, I would love to see it. I’m thinking about making another one winter, spring, and summer, since the Solstices and Equinoxes feel more about the Earth, Nature, and their changes. For Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine, and Lughnasadh, I see myself utilizing more cultural symbols.
Happy sewing, happy harvest, and blessed Autumn Equinox!