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XxChibiArtistxX
03-27-2011, 12:03 PM
Hello everyone~!

So, I'm going as Italy from Axis Powers Hetalia to Anime Boston this year, and I wanted to make his white flag to carry around. Problem is, I have no idea how to make it! If you don't know what it looks like there's a reference picture here http://shojolover.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/hetalia21-13.jpg and here http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YmkLo42t38c/Sm2-_rzuuVI/AAAAAAAAAAM/0mwDddLGCgM/s320/hetaliascreenie1.png

I know it looks simple, but if you look close, there's these little knots on both sides, and I don't know how to make them D: Do I just get a thin fabric and tie it to the ends, or...? I don't want it to be falling off all day...

Thanks in advance!

wafflefrolic
03-27-2011, 08:40 PM
They look like regular knots to me... Here is a short tutorial I drew for a dumb friend a while ago:
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa264/Sopho_02/italysflag-1.jpg
If it's still slipping after you glue it, try putting indents in your stick with a file or something. For glue to work, you should probably sand the wood a little bit.

EDIT: Also if you are really worried find a boyscout or (even better) a firefighter. A firefighter could probably tie that flag on so well it wouldn't move for centuries. They are the masters of crazy knots.

XxChibiArtistxX
03-28-2011, 07:12 PM
8D thanks so much~! That helps a lot :3

Axelai
03-29-2011, 01:01 AM
EDIT: It wouldn't let me do my normal thing.

Basically, I didn't do a U shape for mine. I just left two strips hanging off the top to tie. Basically the same thing though XD

wafflefrolic
03-29-2011, 08:37 PM
You could make the cut out more like a square, sure. That would make it easier to hem, probably, but it might not look exactly like Italy's flag.

Axelai
03-30-2011, 01:04 PM
You could make the cut out more like a square, sure. That would make it easier to hem, probably, but it might not look exactly like Italy's flag.

I didn't even really... hem it or anything. I grabbed the leftover white fabric from making the sailor costume and just tied it on. It didn't fray or anything, so it looked fine. I don't think Italy would have sat down and hemmed it XD I think he probably would have grabbed a nearby scrap of fabric, so i did too. Lol.

XxChibiArtistxX
03-30-2011, 02:25 PM
Hmm...both ideas sound good~! I fail at hemming, so I think I'll try both ways to see how they work :D

DireKitty
04-13-2011, 05:19 PM
It's just a square of white cloth tied to a stick. Take a square of white cloth and tie it to a stick. Presto!

Axelai
04-13-2011, 06:17 PM
It's just a square of white cloth tied to a stick. Take a square of white cloth and tie it to a stick. Presto!

XD But they're concerned about the knots part. Thats hard to do with a plain square and have it actually look like his flag.