Friday, October 26, 2012

Sew a Baby Swaddle Blanket

We needed a couple more blankets for Connor and I didn't want to spend $14 on them when they were just a piece of cute fabric. Why not make my own? The other benefit besides saving money is that you can make them whatever size you want.

I bought some cute flannel fabric and washed it before beginning. Then I trimmed the edges to the size I wanted for the blanket plus a 1/2 seam allowance.
I folded all the edges up 1/2 inch and pinned.

I cut a little triangle off each corner so the fabric would not overlap.

The I ironed all the folded edges to crease the fabric.

Kitty "helped" as I used a tight zigzag stitch around the edge of the blanket.


Here's the corners up close where I cut out the triangle.


The back side of the blanket looks nice with the stitching showing.
Connor keeps this one at daycare and it's held up very well!



8 comments :

  1. Cost effective and beautiful project!

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  2. Very cute fabric. Nice clear tutorial. Thank you for sharing this!

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  3. Yes, great tutorial. I've been wanting to convert my old receiving blankets to washcloths but am new to sewing. I think this process would work nicely. Thanks for posting!

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  4. Hi Lisa,

    What a cozy post, all the way around! I LOVE your healthy twist on the mac n' cheese and it sounds so, so delicious! I've pinned it to be sure I try it!

    Jenn

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  5. Tee hee! I had your macaroni and cheese post open and must have scrolled right through to the blanket post. I thought the two were combined and was gettin' all cozy just thinking about comfort food and blankets. Silly me! Anyway, I love the blanket and love the recipe in the next post as well.

    Jenn

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  6. You rock my dear! I so want to snuggle up in one!

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