EASY DIY Picnic Blanket

Published by Darron Toy on



hey everyone sweet chard here on coral TV today's DIY project is a summer picnic blanket it's super easy and super fun this is the perfect gift for anyone and you can create a wonderful event around it and create tons of memories let's get started for a list of all the materials I use you can check out the description box below for this project we are using upholstery material this is a really great fabric to use because it's waterproof and you know how great waterproofing is for picnics what I would also recommend is fabric that has this type of thread it's a bit thicker it's easier to fray it's easier to make pretty when you're done with the project so this is a really good option to use typically we will be working on the right side of the fabric but for this project we are going to be working on the wrong side and that's because we have an additional line to work with this is where the waterproofing starts and where I want the fray to actually begin the first thing you're gonna do is take a piece of chalk and you're gonna mark your fray border what's great about this fabric is that you actually have this line to work with so what we're gonna do is fold halfway and then we're gonna fold halfway again and you're gonna grab your iron and just give this a good press and you're gonna keep going all the way down the edge now that your raw edges are all ironed and good to go we're gonna go back to your fray edge which has the chalk line that's right here and we are gonna start from that chalk line stitch as close to your folded edge as possible one straight stitch all the way to the end to the other chalk line and you're gonna do the same thing for the other side and when you get to the end remember to back stitch your stitching we want to make sure that the threads do not go anywhere that they stay in place we also don't want you to go anywhere so make sure that you used to scribe to our channel and don't forget to turn on the bail notifications next up let's keep going moving on to your braid edges so this is actually the selvage edge of the fabric the raw finished edge what it really means is that your fabric is not going to unravel we want this to unravel for our purposes so what we're gonna do is stitch down that line straight down to the other end and when you're done just trim your threads and we can move on to the next step now the time to start spraying grab your seam ripper and rip all the way to the edges do not break your stitching next we're just gonna remove all of your horizontal threads that are here starting with the very top because the top thread right here this is the one that holds everything in place do this along the entire edge of your blanket and voila this is what the first batch of fraying looks like all you got to do is keep going right to the ends all the way to the other side and eventually it will look like this it's such a chic looking picnic blanket this is a stuff that you get in stores except you fashioned it yourself


6 Comments

natalievaca001 · May 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

Hi! I was wondering how much fabric you use for the blanket

Justin Vanlieshout · May 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

Who knew sewing was that simple… i may have to buy a machine…

Kit Redmond · May 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

Can't wait to make this for a Mother's Day gift. Thanks for the idea!

Gayle Nakamoto · May 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

Even us sewing challenged can handle this project! Great!

Dani Berger · May 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

Soooo cool! Such a simple idea – Love this FIY! ♥️♥️♥️ go team coral!

Lara Leavoy · May 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

Shardha! I love her. We worked together before. She always had the DOPEST clothes and the best style and was super sweet. Love this project! xo

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