For those who are new to our blog I have taken on the challenge to broaden my domestic goddess talents. I will be posting "first attempts" to crafts and recipes each week for your entertainment success or total failure! I call these my Friday's scissor and cream posts.
DIY Waterproof Blanket
I decided to get real crafty for my sister in laws birthday this May. We had talked about both wanting water proof blankets but were overwhelmed with which ones to buy. I figured (like all other sewing) that I could make one for the same price we could buy one. The best ones I found online were THESE to purchase. I like the idea of a carrying bag but really wanted to be domestic! HERE is a blog that is the closest one I could find with how we put it together. This blanket tutorial is not a picnic blanket but you can figure out the corners this way. My blanket was made with laminated cotton and cordaroy fabric. It measured ---X---. I tried to do it myself with just straight folded corners but it came out all twisted and couldn't lay flat. I was instantly grateful that I was making one for myself first! After 3 people came to my rescue we figured out how to do the corners and use a ton more pins to have it lay straighter/flater while sewing.