When I was a kid there was nothing I enjoyed better than reading in a comfortable spot outdoors. I loved the fresh air and the dappled light on the page of my book. I still love reading outside and happily so do my two children.
This picnic mat is made from a vintage 'teddy bears picnic' sheet and a flannel backed tablecloth. The tablecloth is a cheap way to keep the fabric from getting wet and dirty.
It's perfect for those spontaneous picnic lunches or a trip to the park.
Time: 30 - 60 minutes
Cost: Under $10
1 cot/crib size vintage sheet, or single size sheet cut to size. Mine was $2 from a thift store.
1 rectangle shape flannel backed tablecloth - around $6 from craft or homeware stores
Thread, scissors, and sewing machine
Here we go...
Lay your tablecloth right side down and smooth out any wrinkles. Lay out your vintage sheet on top right side up.
Pin together around the edge and a couple of times in the middle to hold it all in place.
Stitch around the edges using straight stitch.
Trim the excess tablecloth fabric from around the edge.
Using an edging/overlock or zig zag stitch sew around the edges making sure you sew through both the vintage top sheet and the tablecloth underneath.
Happy crafting everyone!