Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Easy purple elephant nylon picnic blanket TUTORIAL

Yippee! Summer has definitely arrived for us here in Vegas. Time to break out the sunscreen, water bottles and picnic blankets.

As soon as I got in this Japanese purple elephant nylon fabric in, I knew a picnic blanket was in it's future. The great thing about this fabric is that its extra wide so it's perfect for a picnic blanket.

Here is what measurements I used, yours would change if you want it longer. Also make sure you choose a dark print for your top fabric so it won't show dirt as fast.

elephant nylon: 1 yd 42" found HERE
coordinating fabric little shorter than nylon: 1 yd 40" I used Tiny town in black found HERE
Coordinating thread
straight pins
sewing machine, scissors etc.


First thing you want to do once your fabric is cut and ready to go is on each side ( 4 sides) find the middle and mark with a pin.

Now do this again to your top fabric and set aside. Take the elephant fabric and lay on a open space with the WRONG side up.

Take your top fabric and lay on top of your elephants with the RIGHT side up, like so.

Make sure to match up your pins from both fabric sides

Once it's all lined up, start from the middle of each side and work your way around the sides bring over the nylon fabric and turning it under 1/4 inches and pin

When you get the the corners, just tuck them in like so, squaring it off.

Once all 4 sides is pined, your ready to sew. Use a open foot and just sew right next to the edge.

That's it, YOUR DONE!!!!

ready to enjoy!


Tanya said...

Super cute! Love the fabric choices!

B.Cheniful said...

So darling :) I'm new to your blog and can't wait to look around more!!! I was sent over by tt&j!

I've started following you!
If you get a chance, please stop by!


Brandi at B.Cheniful

tmaeb said...

I'm learning to find things to sew for my 12 year old and your projects look great for beginners. Thanks

Louisa said...

I've never seen a blanket made like that. What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

The Polka Dot Apron said...

That purple elephant fabric is to DIE for!!! Thanks for the fun tutorial! :D

Wendys Hat said...

Just found you and love your fabrics! I'm a Vegas local too!


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