Nautical Flag Banner

By Laura Bray

It’s summertime! Time to start planning outdoor parties. Nautical themes are always fun (even when you don’t live by the water) so I thought I would share this fun, felt, nautical flag banner project today.

Nautical flags are used as a way for boats and ships to communicate with one another. Each flag represents a different message but they also represent different letters in the alphabet. You can make a family banner and spell out your last name with the different flags. That would be fun! Of course, you can also just pick the flag designs you like best too. And who says you have to stick with traditional colors? I used a Lagoon colored felt instead of a navy blue for my flags to give them a more creative touch. Crafters can be rebels like that. Just don’t try to flag down other boats with your “creative” nautical flags, ok?

Did you know that Kunin felt is great to use for your outdoor projects? The felt doesn’t fade and is mildew resistant so craft away!


  • 9″ x 12″ craft cuts of Kunin® Premium Felt in Lagoon, Red, and Cream
  • Rope
  • Sewing supplies
  • Images of nautical flags


Find a nautical flag images that are copyright-free on the internet and print out your favorites.

Cut the shapes in the flag apart to use as a pattern.

Cut out felt pieces using your flag pattern.

Cut square of cream felt and then place your nautical flag pattern onto it. Pin the elements in place and sew onto the base fabric.

Once you have all your flags sewn, hand stitch them to a length of rope to create banner.

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.