I came up with an easy baby blanket the other day that I wanted to share with you. If you need a baby shower present in a hurry, or just want to make a quick blanket for a little one, this project is for you!
I used a package of flannel receiving blankets from my stash. You can easily find these blankets at Target or Wal-mart, they come 4 to a package and are color coordinated and are usually around $10 or so. Mine were 30 X 30 in size. You could use these pre-made blankets or buy some baby flannel at the fabric store and cut them to size; I just used what I had on hand.
After choosing two I liked, I decided to personalize it by appliqueing baby Evan's name on it. I used my handy-dandy alphabet letters I found at Hancock Fabrics:
and some red cotton fabric I had in my stash. Once I fused the letters onto the front of the blanket, I simply zig-zag stitched around the letters to secure them:
Once that was done, I put the blankets pretty sides together and stitched a 1/4 seam all the way around, leaving an opening for turning. Make sure you trim your corners.
I then turned it, pressed it good with a hot iron and top-stitched all the way around using red thread (this will close the opening you made for turning).
It did not take me very long to make and I think it came out really cute. Here are a few more photos:
If I left anything out, or you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Happy Sewing!
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