Prepared for all your outdoor adventures this summer with June's DIY of the Month: Roll Up Ground Cover. This practical make can be used for picnics, camping or trips to the beach.
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Pick out your favourite coordinating Fabricland Outdoor Double Foldover Trim and Outdoor & Craft Cotton Fabric.
Pre-wash craft cotton fabric
Note: Natural fibres are likely to shrink when washed.
For Best Results: Do not wash or iron the outdoor fabric.
Cut the cotton fabric length in half. Each piece should measure W 44” (110cm) x L 83” (210cm). Pieces A and B.
TIP: Before starting this step, keep the fabric’s printed design in mind. When attaching pieces match the printed design evenly. There is 4” (10cm) excess added to the length on both pieces to assist with shifting the length to match it up.
Note: The excess can be smaller than 4” (10cm) on each piece because of shrinking, but most patterns will fit within 2” (5cm) excess.
Lay pieces A and B flat with right sides together. Pin and sew one side of the lengths of pieces A and B together with a 5/8” (1.6cm) seam allowance.
Press the seam flat with a hot iron. Make sure that the seam allowances are together facing the same side and not pressed to separate.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the outdoor fabric.
Match both fabric’s seam allowance together so the raw edges are facing the same way. Sew the centre seam allowances of each fabric together to keep the fabric from shifting. This stitch should be .4” (1cm) from the 5/8” (1.6cm) seam allowance.
Lay fabric flat, wrong sides together, and cut the fabric into a square measuring x 79” (200cm). The seam should be in the middle.
For Best Results: Use a ruler to measure, tailor’s chalk to mark and a rotary blade to cut.
a. To make the strap, cut 2 strips of fabric measuring 3” x 24” (8cm x 60cm).
b. Fold the 3” (8cm) in half and sew 5/8” (1.6cm) along the 24” (60cm) length. Then sew across the width of one end for each piece.
c. Turn fabric inside out, wrong sides together.
Note: Trimming the seam allowance can help when turning the strap inside out.
At 20” (50cm) in from a corner edge, pin the raw ends of the 2 strips together at the edge of the fabric so they lie flat into the blanket leaving the finished edges facing the centre of the fabric. Stitch ¼” (.6cm) and back stitch 3 times over the strips to secure and add strength for when the strap is tied. The Outdoor Double Foldover will lay over the strap.
Pin in place and zigzag stitch the Outdoor Double Foldover around the edges to complete.
Note: For a mitred corner hack, click here to check out the video available on our website.
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