Saturday, April 24, 2010

Snuggly Baby Blanket

     It seems to be baby season again so I have been making many baby shower gifts.  Here is a simple baby blanket 36 x 36 (well mine is 34 x 36 because of a stubborn corner that wouldn't lay right, long, frustrating story :) ).  I wanted the blanket to be 2 layers, but I thought that living in CA two layers of flannel might be too much, so I went with flannel and cotton.   The animal side is flannel and the blue polka dots side is cotton.  A couple of burp rags to match will be coming soon. :)

     To make this blanket all you need to do is measure out 2 pieces of cloth 36" x 36"   Lay them RIGHT sides together and sew around the outside with a 5/8 in seam.  Sew all but about 4" so that you can flip the blanket right side out.  After you flip the blanket you sew the 4" gap and keep going all around the outside and about 3/8".  

My problem came in because the flannel was stretchy and the cotton wasn't--so if you use 2 different fabrics be sure they match up perfectly and use a lot of pins to hold it. :)

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3 comments:

CraftyMummy said...

I've been making these too lately. I've used 2 layers of flannel, but a layer of flannel and cotton is a great idea. I'll have to remember that one :)

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{All Thingz Related} said...

What beautiful fabric! Very nice! Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

Selena said...

I love the fabric you used! Sooo cute! Something else you might like to try is flannel and satin. I have also seen a blanket like the one you made with different ribbons looped around the edges- it is easy to do and looks cute and is something for baby to grab :)

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