Sewn flags are the most traditional way to manufacture flags. Individual pieces of flag material are cut to size and shape and then they are joined together by using a felled seam. A felled seam is when you turn the flag material in on itself so interlocking the raw edges lay together; this ensures that the first row of stitching is trapped within the seam and the two layers of flag material pull in the same direction. This seam helps protect the flag material from the elements, the flag design would usually be digitally printed then appliqued into position on the background flag material. The individual logo designs are fixed in place using a zigzag stitch sewing machine when this processes has been completed the excess material is cut away by hand.
Flagpole Express uses 115 gsm knitted polyester flag material for the digitally printed designs and 155 gsm woven polyester flag material for the flag background. We only use the best quality cotton threads in our applique flags, and bonded nylon threads in the hems, this ensure that you achieve the performance and durability of our flags.
All our flag hems have a minimum of two rows of stitching all corners are box stitched and ends back stitched to ensure additional strength and longer life span.
Digitally printed patterns ensure that designs are more accurately transferred to the flag. The combination of traditional applique techniques with digitally printed logos or embalms produce stunning flags.