Before you go out to buy a beach blanket, consider making your own. This reversible beach aka garden or patio blanket is yet another demonstration that good design does not need to be complicated.
Mommy from the ‘1 boy + 1 girl = 1 happy mom’-blog shows us her design. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Buy 1.2 yard of fabric # 1 and 1 yard of fabric #2.
Look for one fabric that’s a bit wider than the other. Or, if they are the same width, cut a bit of the side of fabric #1, so their relative sizes look like the fabric pieces in this picture:
Ensure that when fabric #1 and fabric #2 are on top of each other, the good sides are away from each other. The
Fold the larger fabric #1 over twice to make a seam around the smaller fabric #2. Pin it together and then sew the seams all around.
a. Add a filling such as Insul Bright (see article ‘what is Insul Bright’), Pellon fusible interfacing , or other batting to make the blanket thicker and more comfortable.
b. Applique anything you like on it, using matching colored fabrics & threads. Personally, I prefer it ‘as is’. It’s busy enough with the polka dots and stripes.
Voila. You are done.
Ready to enjoy your lovely reversible beach blanket anywhere outdoor: in your garden, at an outdoor picnic in the park or actually at the beach.
This easy-peasy ‘how to make a blanket” tutorial could also be called “how to make a baby blanket” as a baby blanket is merely a smaller version of this blanket. Use super-soft materials for a baby blanket.
Image credit & info source: href=”https://trentenemmy.blogspot.com/2010/04/outsidebeach-play-mat.html.
(There’s no detailed tutorial as she considers you do not need one: it’s that easy!)
Spring Garden – Summer Beach & Coastal Cottage Craft & DIY Project Tutorials
1. Waterproof Picnic Blanket for the Beach (another style of blanket than the one in this tutorial shown on this page)
2. How to Live in a Coastal Cottage (many miles from the ocean)
3. Summer Crafts: a Beach in a Pot
4. How to Make a Shells-adorned Picture Frame
5. Bed Sheet with Beach Shell Print – Easy Home Craft
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