DIYdiy projects

diy wednesdays: double-sided picnic blanket

by Grace Bonney

now that the weather is warming up, we can’t wait to start spending more quality time out of doors. this double-sided blanket is perfect for entertaining (or being entertained) on your next picnic or camping trip. the vinyl side keeps your backside dry, and the soft and cozy flannel is great for stretching out on. flip over a corner and you’ve got the perfect spot for drinks and snacks. we’ve made a few of these over the years and they’ve always made “roughin’ it” a little less rough.

have fun!
derek & lauren

CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump!

here’s what you’ll need:
2 yards tablecloth vinyl (or any other water resistant fabric such as oilcloth will work)
2 yards flannel
sewing machine

1. cut the flannel so that it is 1” smaller than the vinyl on all sides.
2. lay the vinyl pattern side down and center the flannel on top of it.
3. starting with the long sides, fold over the raw edge of the vinly 1/2”, then fold it over another 1/2” (catching the edge of the flannel) and pin in place.
4. stitch down seam with sewing machine. repeat on short sides.


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