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How to make a picnic tablecloth

Summer, time for dinners in the garden and outings on bicycles, readings on the grass in the shade of a tree and long nights spent watching the starry sky. The ideal accessory? A colorful tablecloth to lay on the grass.

With this simple and effective DIY project you can create a printed one with the graphics you prefer, using simple colors for fabric and potatoes.

Make your own and take it with you during your picnics, or use it as a tablecloth during your outdoor dinners.

Needed

  • cotton canvas (about 140 x 200 cm) or a plain plain color tablecloth, preferably in natural fabric
  • trimmings with orange dots
  • colors for pink and blue fabric
  • a potato
  • scissors
  • white thread (or blue or orange)
  • sewing machine

How you do it

  1. DO THE RIM (Skip this step if you are using an already packaged tablecloth)
    Wet the fabric and let it dry. Fold the edges of the fabric inward, twice, about 1 cm. Press the edge with the hot iron (1). Repeat the operation on all sides, then sew using the machine (2).
  2. PRINT THE FABRIC
    Create the mold by carving a large potato: Use one half for pulp and peel and the other for seeds (3). Apply the color by fabric using a brush (4), then print the watermelons in random order. First print the pulp with the peel, dry and print the seeds.
  3. COMPLETE THE TABLECLOTH
    After drying the color, fix it on the fabric: cover with a cloth and iron with a hot iron for a few minutes (follow the instructions on the fabric color box). Finally sew the trimmings into balls, using the machine.

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