How to Make a Doll Picnic Blanket + Giveaway
This post is a little behind Tenney’s craft series, but it’s a good one to add! Rachel made her own picnic blanket for the dolls and shared her steps with us. You can check them out below along with her Instagram info to follow. Even if you don’t sew, this is such an easy project and a great place to start learning. We are also hosting a giveaway for one of Rachel’s very own doll picnic blanket! Be sure to enter by following her on IG and leaving a comment below! It’s that easy! Official rules are at the end of this post and a winner will be announced on April 14th via Instagram.
- 1 Package of Double Bias Tape (3 yards)
- 2 Fat Quarters Fabric
- Needle & Thread (or sewing machine)
- You may notice in the video I wrap the bias tape around my raw edge and stitch it on without doing any basting at all. It’s how I do it. The bad part about that method for some people is that sometimes you could fail to catch the back side of the tape as you stitched from the front.
- I do very little pinning when I sew. I also sew a lot of things without a pattern. I like to eyeball things. It’s just how I roll. Drives my mom crazy. 😘 However, if you are new to sewing or need that support, please do the extra step and pin!
- I do the tuck under and stitch when closing the bias tape. Again, my personal preference and you will see it in the video. However, in the tutorial below Rachel shows you an alternate method.
Watch and check out the picture step by steps below!
Take your two different fabrics and out of each fabric cut out a fat quarter which 18” by 22″
Take your two fat quarters and put them wrong sides together. Round all four corners by taking a large jar lid or CD and using a fabric marker, draw a curved line.
Cut along those curved lines.
Sew on bias tape all the way around the entire blanket. For joining the bias tape together I used this tutorial: join bias binding in the round
Sew on strips of bias tape to create a handle and two ties. Three yards of bias tape comes to a total of 108” and I used 79” as trim around the entire blanket, 5” for the handle and 12” each for the two ties. I topstitched the edges of the bias strips before attaching them to the blanket. Place the handle in between the two ties and sew them onto one side of the edge of the blanket.
Enter the Picnic Blanket Giveaway Ends 4/14
- You must be 13 years or older to enter. If you are under 18 you still need a parent/guardians permission to enter. If you are under 13, your parent/guardian will have to enter.
- No purchase necessary.
- Giveaway is open to USA and Canada
- If you are a Canadian entry you must include the answer to this question in your comment below. (1+4= )
How to Enter:
- You must follow rachel_le_grand on Instagram.
- You must leave a comment telling us what you think of the doll picnic blanket!