Easy baby blanket – 2 yards and 30 minutes

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I am still at beginner/intermediate level of sewing and a quick project like this can never be boring.  You look forward to finish it and get pretty excited with the results..;-)

I made several of them( to be precise 12 baby blankets) full size, carseat and stroller blankets for friends and thought why not I post a tutorial. This is a beginner sewing project and fun to make. I buy my fabric @ Joann (stock up during sale) and love the nursery prints/flannel/soft and comfy fabrics. You can buy online as well like Fabric.com

What you need is :

1 yard of printed fabric(front)

1 yard comfy fabric (back)

Matching thread and pins

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It is important to prewash the fabric and make sure they are wrinkle free before you start sewing. Also cut any stray ends off your fabric pieces so they are the same size when put together.

Lay the fabrics right sides facing together. Make sure everything is smooth and  flatten to avoid any lumps or folds.

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Pin around the sides leaving 8-10 inches opening so that you can turn the blanket right side out later.

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Start with a back stitch and sew using 1/2″ seam allowance.

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Before you turn right side out – clip the corners and cut excess fabric to prevent bulk.

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Once you turn around, iron the edges until everything is flat.

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Sew  around the edges and you are done. The blanker is very soft and much thicker than the ones you find in stores.

I love  the decorative stitches on Brother Computerized machine and every time there is a new stitch to match the theme on the fabric…;-)

Isn’t that easy and they make perfect baby shower, baby receiving or even birthday gifts. Just the  size of the fabric you choose differs for each occasion and they can used in multiple ways 🙂

Here is a collection of some handmade baby blankets 🙂IMG_6703.JPGCheers!

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About Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby, an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and finally settled @ The Grand Canyon State in 2012. Our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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