The weather is heating up and Summer is right around the corner, for us that means our days are spent playing outside. One thing we love to do as a family is pack up lunch and head to the park for the day. I made the Embroidery & Poms Picnic Blanket so that we could have a large picnic blanket that fit our family of five. I wanted something that was bright and fun that the kids would like to eat on. The large Pom Poms on the corners of the blanket hold it in place so if it is a little windy the blanket doesn’t move. This is a easy blanket to make and customize to your liking. Have fun with it, pick out color combinations that look good to you and be creative! My kids helped make the Pom Poms which was a HUGE mess but they had so much fun!
- 2 yards fabric of choice. I used denim because I wanted something thick that would wipe off easily. It also comes in a lot of great color choices
- matching thread for sewing machine
- Tapestry needle
- Embroidery Ring
- Pom Pom makers (I like Clover)
Since you will have the fabric cut to size by the store, there is no need to cut the fabric. You can pre-wash and dry if you would like, I always do.
Iron out flat to remove wrinkles. Once your edges are straight, you will need to sew a 1/2 inch rolled hem all the way around your blanket.
Grab some chalk and write whatever you would like on the fabric. My kids liked the idea of it saying “YUMMY”
but certainly write whatever you want! I also added a little arrow underneath the writing for fun.
Put your embroidery ring around the first few letters and do a basic backstitch. Move the ring as you go. I used a Feather Stitch to make the arrow.
Now for the Pom Poms! I chose to put the largest Pom Poms I could make in the corners and 3 smaller Poms in between the top and bottom. You can obviously add as many as you would like here. I say the more the better! Attatch Pom Poms to your blanket.
Have a Picnic!
I hope you enjoy making the Embroidery & Poms Picnic Blanket!
If you have any questions feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for stopping by!