In my continuing effort to learn more about my sewing machine and sewing in general, I decided to make a picnic blanket. It seemed like another easy project that would come in handy during these summer months. I had pinned a denim one on Pinterest awhile back that I couldn't stop thinking about. The finished product actually looks nothing like the one I pinned, probably because I was making things up as I went along. I guess you could say I was sewing by the seat of my pants.
This is what I did, should you desire to make one of your own. I will warn you though, I am still learning! In other words, I have no idea what I'm doing. Let's move on, shall we?
I purchased two different colors of denim fabric: gray and blue. Both were cut to the same length, about 2 1/2 yards. I began by putting both wrong sides of my fabric together. I then folded them over about a half inch and pinned and sewed them together.
To create a blue border around the gray fabric, I folded the fabric over again, about an inch this time. I pinned and sewed this together as well. To create four neat corners, I trimmed the excess fabric. This prevented the corners from being too thick to run through the sewing machine. I then folded the remaining fabric over and sewed it together.
After fixing a few messy stitches and trimming the excess thread, the picnic blanket was done.
Who's ready for a picnic? Maybe if this heat and humidity ever go away...
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