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
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.
Pin around the sides leaving 8-10 inches opening so that you can turn the blanket right side out later.
Start with a back stitch and sew using 1/2″ seam allowance.
Before you turn right side out – clip the corners and cut excess fabric to prevent bulk.
Once you turn around, iron the edges until everything is flat.
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 🙂Cheers!