Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Take-A-Long Blanket

Perfect for the Fourth of July parade and fireworks


Individual Blanket Backpack This is not a kid craft. Mom's you will have to make this for your children. This will give them a blanket to take to all of their summer activities.
One yard of Fun Fleece fabric
One plastic tablecloth that matches your fleece color
A separating jacket zipper
Straight pins
Sewing machine
Thread that matches
Take your tablecloth and lay it out on a flat table with the plastic side up. Lay the fleece on the top of the tablecloth. Make sure to leave 1/2inch edge of tablecloth on each edge. Pin together. Cut the tablecloth 1/2inch larger than the fleece. Fold over the tablecloth edge over the fleece pin the edge with strait pins. Sew along the edge of the tablecloth, sewing the two together Fold in the sides. Blanket will be divided into thirds. (Length wise) Fold the top and bottom into the middle of the blanker and then in half. Blanket will be divided into fourths. (Width wise) Mark along the edges of the folds for the zipper placement. Pin the zipper there. Sew on the zipper Fold the blanket and zip it. Mark the back and front. Out of the extra tablecloth cut out two stripes for stapes. Make the stripes twice as wide as you want the stapes and fold them in half and sew the edges. Cut out a pocket the size you want. Mark the blanket placement for these. Mark the corners on the back for the Straps. Mark the center on the front for the pocket. Un fold blanket and sew the straps onto the corners of the back. Sew the pocket onto the front. Center it in the width. Put it lower than center in the length.

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