Ripstop Appliqué Play Mat
Here's how to create a play mat for a baby out of ripstop fabric. It's a unique and useful gift for a new baby. Ripstop fabric is water resistant so the mat can be used outside on grass or at the beach and can be wiped down easily in case of spills. The mat doubles as a fun picnic mat.
Sailing boat mat
Ripstop fabric doesn't stretch or slip so it's easy to sew and the layers don't need to be tacked before sewing.
I use a medium zigzag stitch on the sewing machine which means the fabric doesn't bunch up.
Thin cotton batting works well and gives a mat which can be folded easily to put into a bag
Sew layers using zigzag stitch
Try adding different types of fabric
Your play mat or picnic mat is now ready - enjoy!
I used a ribbon for the kite tail and sewed on ripstop bows for some extra texture
Try adding different fabrics to give a lovely variety of textures for a baby to play with. In this 'Under the Sea' themed mat I used netting and ribbon for a jellyfish, towelling for a star fish, and yellow muslin for sand. I made the treasure chest out of brown corduroy and sewed down a string of costume pearls for interesting things to touch and feel.
Perfect for a shady snooze in the garden
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