Fabric Potting Tarp

by JOANN |

Item # 522373698P119
Fabric Potting Tarp is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Beginner 1-2 Hours

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 yd outdoor fabric
  • Presser cloth
  • 16" cotton webbing
  • 2pk 5/8" Dritz® Heavy Duty Metal Snaps & Tools
  • Hammer
  • Disappearing ink pen
  • X-Acto® knife
  • Basic sewing supplies

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut Fabric:
    • Cut a 23" x 45" length of outdoor fabric.

  2. Sew the Square:
    • Fold in half, right sides together, matching short edges.
    • Pin around the raw edge sides, use the disappearing ink pen to mark a 3" opening along one of the edges.
    • Sew around the raw edges with a 1/2" seam allowance, leaving the 3" opening open.
    • Trim off corner edges in the allowance.
    • Turn right side out through the opening.
    • Place the presser cloth (an extra piece of cotton fabric will work well) over the edges of the outdoor fabric and press flat with an iron on medium heat.
    • Sew around all the edges of a 1/4" seam allowance.

  3. Add the Snaps:
    • Use the disappearing ink pen to make a mark that is 2" in from the corner and 1" in from the side edge. There will be two marks at every corner; 8 marks in all.
    • Make a small cut on the mark with the X-acto knife.
    • Note: Use the decorative caps with every socket and stud; that's why 9 sets is needed (8 for the corners, one for the strap) when only 5 pairs are being used.
    • Use the Dritz Heavy Duty Snap instructions on the box for utilizing the included tool.
    • At every corner, pair a cap with a socket and attach through one hole; pair a cap with a stud and attach through the other hole.

  4. Make and Attach the Strap:
    • Make a mark at the center edge of one of the tarp sides. Set aside.
    • At one end of the cotton webbing, make a mark in the center 3" from the edge. Make a small cut with the knife on that mark.
    • Attach a Metal Snap - this time use the post and the socket.
    • Fold the edge under 2" and place over the center mark on the tarp, lining the bottom raw edge up so that it is about 1/4" from the tarp edge.
    • Topstitch over the webbing at the folded bottom and 1/2" in from the tarp edge.
    • Roll up the tarp, wrap the strap around, and mark the place where it meets the metal socket.
    • Cut the excess webbing off 3 1/2" from that mark.
    • Fold the webbing in about 1/4", and then about 5/8" and sew along the folded edge.
    • Make a small cut with the X-acto knife at the mark. Wrap the strap around to double check that the correct side is being attached to the webbing; and attach the decorative cap and the stud.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Instructions -- There's a strap? I followed the "tray", but the photo doesn't show a strap, and I'm not certain what's for. Unclear!!
Date published: 2023-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from questions I'm not clear on several things about this project. I don't see any straps in the photo. I'm guessing that is to fold it or roll it closed when not in use. More photos and illustrations would me consider trying this project.
Date published: 2023-02-14
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