Hello, and welcome to The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 5: Episode 10 – She’s a Grand Old Flag…Maker!
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The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 5: Episode 10 – She’s a Grand Old Flag…Maker
It’s time to talk about America’s founding sewist, Betsy Ross. And if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to make an official flag, 1812 style, we’ve got you covered.
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S5E10 Show Notes:
Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:
♥ Did she really make the first US flag? https://www.history.com/news/did-betsy-ross-really-make-the-first-american-flag
♥ Cutting 5-point stars: https://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagstar.html
♥ Betsy Ross toy sewing machine: https://mermaidsden.com/blog/2017/01/09/betsy-ross-sewing-machine
Mollie’s Betsy Ross:
Sewing a Flag
♥ Methods for sewing stars in historic flags: http://www.rareflags.com/RareFlags_Collecting_Stars.htm
♥ Flag code: mending: https://www.legion.org/flag/questions-answers/91467/can-flag-be-repaired-or-mended
♥ Can I sew my own? https://umbc.edu/stories/how-to-sew-a-flag-and-tell-a-great-american-story/
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