If you own a sewing machine, or if you can borrow one from a friend, you can make a baby blanket in about an hour. Really! you can!
It would make a very special baby gift! I recently made this baby blanket to go along with a quilt I made for my new little grandson Quincey.
- 1 yard of cotton or flannel fabric
- 1 yard of coordinating satin fabric
- matching thread
- straight pins
1. Wash your fabric (Iron it if it's cotton). You DON'T need to wash the satin material. Cut out your fabrics so that they are they same size. I think 30" x 34" is a nice size, but it can be larger if you would prefer (Just make sure you buy more than a yard if you want it much bigger).
2. Set your sewing machine to a zig-zag stitch. Place your fabric wrong sides together and secure with strait pins. Sew both pieces of fabric together around each edge.
3. Use an iron to iron the edge in. First, iron 1/2 inch then turn that in again about 1 inch and iron again. There's no science here you can have the satin binding be as wide as you prefer.
5. Change the stitch setting on your machine to a straight stitch and sew along each edge as shown.
6. When you come the corners, stitch straight to the end, over the folded corner* and create a stitched square then begin stitiching the next side.
*Lift the foot (with the needle still in the fabric), turn the fabric, then lower the foot to begin stitching in a different direction.
7. Snip off all loose threads and your done! Now wasn't that incredibly easy?... And I would bet that it took you under an hour to make it!
Wrap it up with some tule, put it in a gift bag with a onesie, and now you have a lovely gift to give at your next baby shower...to be treasuresd forever!
Have fun & let me know if you have any questions :)