Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Baby Blankets

Now that we know that we are having a girl, I really have started to make some fun things. My kids love those soft, plush blankets so much (so do I!). With my boys, each of them have certain colors. It got really hard to find a certain color with my 3rd son, so I just made them. Since he still loves those blankets and they haven't fallen apart yet, I decided to make some for my little girl too.


This is how I made it.

1) I took brown and pink of the plush fabric. The brown piece was 28x25 inches and the pink was 12x25 inches

2) I then sewed the two together

3) I took some cute ribbon and sewed it onto the plush fabric

4) I then took a piece of satin material and laid it down face down. I then put the plush on top of it. The satin material was 5 inches longer and wider than the plush

5) I then folded the sides to make the border. I pinned it down and then sewed it using a straight stitch

6) I did both of the longs sides first

7) I then sewed the shorter sides


And just like that, you're done. They are super easy but I love them!!

Here are a few more that I did. Can you tell that I like pink and brown :)




16 comments:

notyet100 said...

looks too good,..

Danielle said...

I love those blankets too! Very cute, and very comfy :) Good work!

TheCraftInMe said...

Thanks for making that easy, so cute!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

My kiddos love these types of blankets - thanks for sharing.

Rebecca said...

I love these type of blankets, but haven't made one yet. They might be simple, but they are very functional for children!

craftymamablog said...

I love this! I just made a pink Minky and zebra blanket for my daughter, and next I'm making one for my son who's due in January. I think I might try it this way! With hers I had the Minky on both sides, but I love the idea of having the different textures.

Andrea said...

I love minky fabric. So soft and cuddly!

While Mr.Onesock Tugs My Apron Strings said...

So cute! And soft I'm sure! Don't think I'll be making any though...satin is my enemy! lol

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Love them! Especially the last one, too cute!

Ellen said...

Love the colors and the blankets are so very sweet!!

Allie said...

Cute and Snuggly! We love Minky around here, its such good fabric for babies and toddlers and mommies :)
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie!

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Tasha said...

That is going to be one soft comfy blanket too. Darling. Happy weekend to you.

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

Those looks so soft... make a adult size one for me ;) lol I like the different colors solid blankets get old after awhile!

Thanks for linking up!

Ginger said...

Ooooh! I love the minky fabric too. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

What a great baby blanket, I like how it's got all the different textures little ones love. My daughter loved soft textures for the longest time and then was all into to satin finish. How nice to have them combined into one. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

Tracy said...

How on earth is your daughter going to choose her favourite