So, are you manually tracing over the swirly graphic using the pen tool?
If so, are you just plotting corner points, by clicking down once with
the pen tool? If so, to make proper curve points, you need to hold down
the pen tool and move around until you get the curve you want. Vector
drawing like this takes a little practice, but you should get used to it.
Or maybe you're using the 'freehand' *pencil* tool? If so, the actually
pen tool is much better for precesion drawing, as the pencil almost
always requires some manual cleaning up, converting corner points to
This would be a lot easier if the type wasn't an outline font:
1. Text>Convert to Paths (you may want to put a copy of the 'live' type
on a separate layer first)
2. Modify>Join (this will give you a composite path of the type)
3. Move the flag artwork into position over the type
5. Edit>Paste Inside
You can then apply fill and stroke attributes to suit. Doinfgthis with
an outline font is rather more complicated, and involves joining the
white inside portions into one composite path and the black outsides
But... if you don't mind me saying, I wouldn't personally contemplate
doing what you're trying to do. I don't know if you're familiar with the
'logo' of a certain UK 'political party', but pasting a union flag into
outline type may have some very negative connotations that could
alienate a large portion of your audience.