How to Make Flags for Praise & Worship

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How to Make Flags for Praise & Worship
Waving flags in worship services brings colour and symbolism to the worship experience for some Christians. (Green flag image by Trombax from

Using flags in a worship service is a way to praise God by literally raising a banner to Him and His glory. Some Christian churches will raise flags while singing or dancing during a worship service. The website for the Holy Cross Metropolitan Community Church in Pensacola, Florida references the use of flags in the Bible to worship the Lord and to designate the 12 tribes of Israel. In modern times, flags bring symbolism and focus to a worship service or church ceremony.

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Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Rod or pole
  • Rubber washer

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  1. 1

    Cut a flag shape out of two pieces of fabric. Your flag may be a traditional rectangle or you can choose a triangular shape instead.

  2. 2

    Pin the two pieces of fabric together with the right sides facing. Sew a seam along three of the four sides of the flag.

  3. 3

    Turn the flag right side out through the fourth side that you did not sew. Fold the edges of this side inward and use an iron to press them down. Sew this seam together.

  4. 4

    Wrap one short edge of the flag just around the pole and pin in place. Sew the edge of the flag to the flag body where you placed the pins; this will create a pocket or tunnel-like area in the flag to insert the pole.

  5. 5

    Slide a rubber washer up the bottom of the flag pole to a spot just under the flag. This will keep the fabric of the flag from sliding down the pole as you wave it.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose your flag colour based on the symbolism of the various colours; see the Holy Cross MCC website for examples.
  • Sew a small symbol or emblem, such as a cross or a star, onto your flag to add to its beauty.
  • Metallic and brightly-coloured fabrics make the most visual impact for these types of flags.

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