Free Sewing Pattern! Make a Belle and Boo Picnic Blanket.
In case you're looking for ideas, our three royal fabrics could be turned into things like table cloths or runners, napkins, dresses, aprons, capes, bunting, or cushions, but this post will walk you through how to make a Coronation Picnic Blanket.
Coronation Picnic Blanket Tutorial
- 1.5 meters of cotton fabric - here we've used Belle & Boo's Royal Patchwork fabric
- 1 fleece blanket measuring 120 x 160cm - here we've used Ikea's THORGUN throw
Step 1: Cut the Royal Patchwork fabric into a rectangle measuring 62 1/2 inches x 48 inches.
Step 2: Cut and neaten the edges of the blanket, so it's size matches the fabric and is 62 1/2 inches x 48 inches.
Step 3: Place the fabric and fleece blanket 'right sides' together and pin.
Step 4: Sew around the edge with a 1/2 inch seam allowance making sure to leave an 8 inch gap to turn out the blanket.
Step 5: Turn the right side out through the 8 inch gap and push out corners.
Step 6: Carefully fold the edge of the turning gap inside and then iron flat.
Step 7 (Last step - you're almost there!): Topstitch around the blanket close to the edge.
Ta-Da. You're finished!
We hope that no matter how you find yourself celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III (even if that means not celebrating at all!) you find yourself surround by friends and family and maybe even Belle and Boo! If they do find their way into your celebrations with through a blanket made from this pattern or any other creative use of our fabrics, we would love to see! Any photos of your Belle & Boo creations can be shared with us through our Instagram @belleandboo.
Until next time and with many thanks,
The Belle & Boo team