Yaaaay, at long last I am showing you some pictures of the baby blankets I have been making.
Isn't the pattern on the fabric adorable?
My sister asked me to make a blanket for her friend who had recently given birth to a baby boy, she asked for something bright & childlike. I hope this ticks both boxes.
For the second blanket I am also going to show you how I make my blankets.
To start with I cut my front fabric to the size I want the finished blanket to be, also cut your wadding to the same size. For the backing fabric I cut this approximately 2-4 inches bigger depending on the thickness of border you want.
Lay the backing fabric wrong side up and the front fabric right side up. Next fold the backing fabric border in half and then fold over the top of the front fabric and wadding.
Continue doing this round all 4 sides and pin in place.
Next simply top stitch round the border you have created. I try and do this as close to the front fabric as possible but that is a personal preference.
And that's it, now I know this method wouldn't suit a lot of people, but I am able to make one of these in about 30 minutes and I personally like the end result. If you are a beginner at sewing, I think this would be a perfect project until you gain more confidence.
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