This is a guest post from a good friend of mine, Rebecca. She homeschools her three kids ages 14, 12, and 7. Her family recently created a flag for their homeschool. I thought this was a great idea and was excited when she agreed to share her experience with us.
First we decided, as a family (including dad), what our school colors would be and what our mascot would be. We chose purple for royalty, being we are children of the King, and gold for “riches untold”. Our mascot is the Bible which is our Sword and protector.
Next we went to Joann’s to shop! We used satin for the backdrop- they did not carry flag fabric in purple, plus we were not planning to hang it out doors (one of my sons thought people would come by and want to enroll their children into the Craghead Academy). The letters and bible are also in satin, and the sword is a metallic fabric.
Make sure your needle is small or it will pull and pick the fabric. We used fabric glue to keep the letters in place then sewed them on using a zig-zag stitch to cover the raw edges. If we could do it over, I would not use the fabric glue, you can still see the dots of glue through the fabric. I would use fabric tape and fusible interfacing to keep it in place as well as stiffen up the satin.
We all enjoyed taking part in the creation of our School Flag, even our 5 year old liked using the glue. Our flag is one of the first things you see when you are welcomed into our home. It is fun to explain to visitor what our flag represents. The Bible is the center of our education in our home. It is sharper than any two-edged sword and there is no answer you can not find within its pages.
The Craghead Academy
This would be a perfect art project to begin your school year.