Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Simple Baby Blanket Or Throw

   Boys, Boys, Boys! A bunch of boys have been born in the past couple weeks. One of which had no boy blankets. With every day, and with every pink or purple blanket, swaddled around him, I could feel his Dads annoyance escalating. Something had to be done! Oh and not to mention this was my nephew that was 2 weeks old and I still had no gift for. "Worlds Best Aunt," right here!
  So I was at Walmart (imagine that) trying to pick something out for all these boys that i mentioned earlier, I wandered over to the baby blanket section, to take a look. "Mweeh," very average, somewhat boring blankets hung, with $12.99 price tags. (price wasnt an option, but im not going to spend $ on something thats boring, and not right for the lil guy, just so i have a gift to give) So I then decided to go check out fabric, cuz an idea was brewing. I found some cute tractor/backhoes print fleece and some yellow flannel to mach, which added up to a little over $12.
  This is around 2:00 pm, I had to bake some homemade breadsticks, cook a dinner for a family thats had a lot on their plate, (they had a boy 2 weeks before, and have had complication after complication) pack for a trip, and take the dinner to the families house. All by 6:00pm. Now I Wanted to get this Blanket done too. Umm pretty much i am super women. I got all that done, made the blanket, AND a Lovey for the baby boy thats had some complications and is still in NICU. I actually got it all done by 5:30 to be exact, and no im not tutting my own horn :)

So enough about me, lets talk about this blanket. Heres the Instructions

2 yrds of fabric (2 diff kinds, 1 yrd a piece) Double fabric for  a throw
sewing machine
Pins (haha Pins, Needles, & Kids I finally get to use one of the words in the title)
Rotary Cutter OR sissors
something "round" (for tracing)

Start to Finish: 45 min -for normal people 25-30 min


1) Lay 1st fabric down, wrong side up, smooth out bumps. Lay the 2nd fabric right side up, ontop of the 1st fabric. (wrong sides will be touching)  Gently smooth out any bumps. Try and match the Corners and Sides.

2) Pin the Corners and 1 pin each on the tops and 1 pin each on the sides. Just so the fabric doesnt move around

3) Take a bowl, or big lid and place on the corner of the pinned material. Cut around the Lid so you get a rounded corner. Repeat on each corner

4) Starting  a little before a corner, take the bottom piece of fabric and fold 1/4 inch-1/2 inch inward, hold down. Do the same with the top piece of fabric. Pin the folded pieces of fabric together. Work your way toward the rounded corner. Pin every couple inches. When you get to the Corners, pin all the way around.

pinning edges together
pinned corners

5) When the entire blanket is pinned, start sewing. I used a straight stich. It might make it more Jazzed up to use a decorative stich, like a big Zig Zag.

6) Enjoy! Make sure all your pins are pulled out, check and double check  :)

my little trying out her cousins blankie


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  2. @ Suzanne thanks!
    @keara im glad, hes so special!

  3. Here's an easy too. You baste some large rick rack around the edge of one piece. Then lay the two pieces right sides together....sew all the way around leaving an opening big enough to turn right side out. Turn and baste the opening closed. The rick rack makes a cute edge. And sew easy. :oP
    I'm aunt Mel by the way.

  4. thanks aunt mel! yeah its crazy because I started thinking of doing it a couple months ago. I cant remember if i saw it in real life or on a blog but i've been meaning to do it
    thanks for the advise


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