August 25, 2014

Picnic Blanket From Vintage Linens

Good Morning!

Who doesn't need a snazzy picnic blanket? 

I was in desperate need of a new one to replace the tattered, faded blanket I've used for like ever!

After sorting through my stash of linens I decided to use a chenille bedspread and a matching flat sheet to make a new picnic blanket.

Here's how it looks all rolled up and ready for a the great outdoors!

Cute right.


It's perfect for the backyard too!

My girls have been using it quite a bit this past week.


For a little added comfort, I made a pillow cover for a travel sized pillow to match the blanket. 


I love the pattern on this fabric.


Plus it's so soft and comfy feeling which the kids appreciate.


Once the kiddos are done relaxing in the shade they simple roll up the pillow inside the blanket and tie it all together - - okay,  maybe I do that part!  LOL


If your interested in making your own picnic blanket just follow the quick tutorial below.
  
It's seriously too easy!



Supply List
1. bedspread, blanket or sheet for the top layer.
2. sheet or blanket for the bottom layer
3. thread
4. scissors
5. sewing machine

Step #1:  Preparing the Layers


Step #2:  Sewing Tie Straps



Step #3:  Attaching Tie Straps



Step #4:  Sewing Layers Together


Pause to shoo away helper. . . 



Step #5:  Finishing The Edges


TA - DA!
YOUR DONE!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE everything about it! Beautiful job, Robin...and such a cute post!

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  2. I'm in awe of your creativity!!! That is so cute. And it looks like maybe I could make one for myself.

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  3. It it so pretty! The chenille must be so nice and soft!

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  4. What a great idea! LOVE the patterns and fabrics you chose, who wouldn't enjoy a picnic on this soft and bright blanket...looks like sunshine and the pillow is adorable. So is your helper, such a cute pup! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. Such a cute idea! The tutorial is great too!

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  6. Hi Robin, I dropped by to see the cake carriers and loved this reading bedroll. So sweet. xoxo,Susie

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  7. Oh wow, that is so pretty! I love the combination of fabrics. And what a great tutorial too!

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  8. Thanks for sharing this lovely DIY project, I adore the look of the vintage sheets with the chenille bedding! I'm going to make one for picnics with my grandchildren!

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