We specialize in one-of-a-kind, personalized custom flags and banners

For over 40 years, Bettina Braisted and her staff have been handcrafting high quality flags and
banners that are creative, unique, and often a lot of fun. In 1982 Bettina turned up at the
Norwalk Boat Show with a sketchpad, her one year old son, and a mission to make dreams fly.
With an Olympic sailing father and her mother’s treasured sewing skills, making custom boat
flags was a creative, easy fit. And, she was dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. A
sailboat owner herself with a Captain’s license, she is quite familiar with the boating trade and
its particulars, like size and placement of flags on a boat.
Over time, boaters spread the word about The Sailbag Lady, hiring her to make custom banners
for lots of other special occasions, like graduations and weddings, as well as business and
college banners and flags.
Proof of the intergalactic appeal of The Sailbag Lady came in December of 2001, when she
produced a 2’x3’ flag that flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The Sailbag Lady has
become the go-to resource for creative, high quality, custom-made flags. Bettina can really
make your dreams fly!


Explore our site, gain some inspiration and then let us know what we can create together.

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