Tag: sewing

Popover Tunics

| December 18, 2012 | 1 Comment
Popover Tunics

Turn this into this… …in 20 seconds. A group that I work with has a football field across town from the high school, so changing clothes for a special halftime show is not feasible. They always march the pregame in their school uniform, which is a long sleeved tunic over a camisole unitard. With the […]

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DIY: Drawstring Bags

| November 18, 2011 | 1 Comment
DIY: Drawstring Bags

Materials needed: 20” x 50” fabric 2 x 80” pieces of cording Puffy paints, buttons, ribbon, bows, etc for decorating Cut 20” x 50” piece of fabric (you can alter the size to meet your needs). Fold in ½, right sides together. From top edge, mark 2” down. (Fig. 1) Using ½” seams, sew below […]

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How Big Should My Flag Silks Be?

| October 6, 2011 | 2 Comments
How Big Should My Flag Silks Be?

One question that comes up almost immediately in the flag design process is determining how big the silk should be, and therefore how much fabric you need for each flag.  This is especially a concern for non-traditional sized poles, or if there are very large variances in the size of the members, to the point […]

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Autograph Pillows

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Autograph Pillows

Check out this article submitted by the Director of the “State of Illusion” winterguard from Michigan.  She shares how-to instructions for adorable “autograph pillows” she makes as gifts for her performers.     At various times I’ve used this craft as both a team building activity early in the season and a year-end activity for […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #6: Team Teddy Bears

| October 22, 2010 | 2 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #6: Team Teddy Bears

  Back when I was a performer, we had a guard mom who was also a seamstress. And while altering uniforms, applying sequins and spangles (yes, it was that long ago) and mending flags, she had a great idea – create miniature versions of our show uniforms, put them on adorable teddy bears and sell […]

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Semi-DIY Numbered Flags

| October 19, 2010 | 0 Comments
Semi-DIY Numbered Flags

reposted on CGE with permission of the author, originally posted September 28, 2010 on her blog, “One More Time, I Promise! … Now, Do it Again.” A few weeks ago I brought you pocket watch props.  This week I present customized flags. As I previously stated, our theme this year is “It’s About Time”. We […]

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To Sew or Not to Sew (Or- how in the heck do I apply all these sequins!)

| September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment
To Sew or Not to Sew (Or- how in the heck do I apply all these sequins!)

We’ve all seen beautiful flags, glistening in the contest afternoon sunshine, alive and vibrant with carefully applied sequins.  Gorgeous, fabulous, and let’s face it one more thing we can apply sparkle to in the fall, these flags can enhance the design aspect of any show.  So, you jump onto the sequin band wagon, but then […]

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Silk Painting Tutorial: Fading Flag

| April 13, 2009 | 3 Comments
Silk Painting Tutorial: Fading Flag

Designer Angela Khebou, StellaUSA.net , has written a wonderful step-by-step how-to on painting a faded colorguard flag.  It’s a great first project if you’ve ever wanted to give painting flags a try!

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Tip for Today: Fray Check

| August 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

“When making flags, I occasionally use “Fray Check” on the edges to avoid sewing those hems. You can find the product at most fabric stores and sometimes at Michaels or A.C. Moore. We tend to use poly china silk for the flags that we Fray Check but you can always test a corner of scrap […]

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Practice Flags: Make Your Own!`

| August 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

Click Here for .pdf instructions on how to make your own practice flag or look in our “Do It Yourself” section for online instructions.  

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