The Ultimate Beach Blanket

Assembling your Ultimate Beach Blanket

Take the pocket and pin it to the blanket under the bed sheet.  Sew all the pieces together at 5/8″ and cut cut the seam allowance except of the last which is the bed sheet fabric.  Fold the remaining seam allowance to the front and pin the canvas tape.  Make sure you miter the corner.  For a tutorial on turning corners with bias binding, please check out our tutorial.

  1. Lay the sheet or fabric print side down.
  2. Place the canvas print side up.
  3. Lay the pockets on the side.
  4. Lay the pillowcase on the top.

ultimate beach blanketultimate beach blanketSew all the pieces together at 5/8″ and cut cut the seam allowance except of the last which is the bed sheet. Fold the remaining seam allowance to the front and pin the canvas tape.  Untitled design(75)

Make sure you miter the corners as in the step above.

ultimate beach blanket

Making The Straps Of Your Ultimate Beach Blanket

  • 2 strips of canvas tape 28″ long
  • 1 strips of 11″ long
  • 4 metal rings 1″ diameter

Thread the tape through the ring.  Fold the tape 2″ from the rings.Untitled design(82)Pin the smaller 11″ strip forming a 90 degrees angle on top of the longer strip.ring(1)Thread the other strap through the other two rings and pin the shorter strap as done above.ring(2)Pin the straps to the small pocket and sew a square and a cross in the middle to reinforce the straps. Untitled design(83)

ultimate beach blanketI have to say though, I have never had anything stolen while at the beach in Australia –ever.  Unfortunately, I can't say the same about other parts of the world, but that is a story for another day.  I hope you enjoy the ultimate beach blanket.  I am off with mine to wrap as a present and give it to a friend who is soon going to have her baby.

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20 Responses to The Ultimate Beach Blanket

  1. Delores Scarcella says:

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

  2. Debbie says:

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

  3. Kate Clark says:

    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.

  4. Renee says:

    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!


    • So Sew Easy says:

      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.

  5. Sue says:

    Is there a way to download this pattern?

    • So Sew Easy says:

      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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  7. 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.

  8. Carole Bale says:

    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!!

  9. elimar says:

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

  10. bayeaston says:

    Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. rwalch says:

    I cannot WAIT to make this!

  12. Diana says:

    I would pay for a video tutorial!!

  13. Mary Davidson says:

    This is the perfect beach blanket! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Wanda Jewell says:

    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?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      I have tested this same issue and found that the zipper drops down with your weight due to the sand, placing the zippers along the outsides makes it difficult to feed a pillow, however with any design you are most welcome to change it to your taste and needs, hope you enjoy the project, it does make a great Christmas present.

  15. Camilla Kew says:

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

  16. Marty says:

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

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