The Ultimate Beach Blanket

Making The Full-Length Side Pockets

This design has two, full length side pockets for storing your clothes, towels, whatever.  You can also uses these for pillows.  This was particularly helpful for me when I was pregnant.  If you've ever been pregnant, I think you'll know what I'm talking about.


#5Sew the bed sheet rectangle 72″x 20″ to the the canvas strip that was cut previously and attach the zipper in the middle.Untitled design(66)Untitled design(69)Repeat this procedure for the other side.

Pin these two rectangles to the bigger canvas rectangle.  This forms your two side pockets.

Attaching the zipper

All zippers are sewn in the same way.

Sew the pieces together print side in, up to the head of the zipper leave the length of the zipper open and continue sewing from the end of the zipper until the end of the fabric.

Iron the seams open.Untitled design(76)Print side down as in the picture above, place the zipper right side down and sew starting at the top. Untitled design(77)zipTurn the piece print side up and stitch the other side of the zipper tape.Untitled design(78)Untitled design(80)

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Delores Scarcella
Delores Scarcella

I would like to find this place where the instructions are for this blanket this Beach blanket

Debbie
Debbie

Hello. This looks like a great project. Can you please offer it in printable form? Thank you. 🙂

Kate Clark
Kate Clark

How clever is this. Now all I have to do is remember to do this in summer as right now it’s pretty nippy down here ( 2 hrs south of Sydney) so I am definitely not thinking of the beach right now.

Renee
Renee

Hi Mayra,
Brilliant pattern, and great tutorial! Only, I got a little lost when you were describing what to do with the oil cloth. I think it would have helped to have had a visual, either a photo or one of your clear illustrations.

Any clarification or further explanation from you or another reader/sewer would be helpful!

Thanks!
Renee

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Reply to  Renee

Hi Renee, unfortunately, PrintFriendly only seems to work on the first page of the tutorial. I think the comments you saw before related to another post and sorry for the confusion and the wild goose chase. I have since corrected the comments. This particular project doesn’t have a downloadable pattern or instructions. The pattern is really just dimensions in any case.

Sue
Sue

Is there a way to download this pattern?

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Reply to  Sue

Hi Sue, we haven’t done this one in downloadable format. Perhaps we will at some point but for the moment, you can just follow along each page from the website. Many people use tablets or iPads to be able to have instructions right at their sewing tables.

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Pam @Threading My Way

Mayra, this is a fabulous blanket. I love how it includes a carry handle, but my favourite part is the hidden pocket underneath. I’m showcasing your fab tutorial today.

Carole Bale
Carole Bale

so useful, picnics, play mat in the garden, beach, this is so versatile, cant wait to make one … or two what a great gift idea for the couple that has everything.. personalise it and there you go!!

elimar
elimar

Great!. Never thought about this, now I´m impatient for make it. Thanks for sharing

bayeaston
bayeaston

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing it.

rwalch

I cannot WAIT to make this!

Diana
Diana

I would pay for a video tutorial!!

Mary Davidson
Mary Davidson

This is the perfect beach blanket! Thanks for sharing!

Wanda Jewell
Wanda Jewell

I think it is a great idea. My only concern is the zippers in the middle of the blanket rather than along the outside edge. How can they be comfortable to lay or sit on?

Camilla Kew
Camilla Kew

That is awesome!! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

Marty
Marty

Ultimate Beach Blanket is great and can be adapted to sit with children watching youth soccer games or picnicing at parks as well!