My friend recently gave birth to her sixth child. I figured that after 5 kids it would be nice to have something new for baby. And so I made him a soft flannel blanket. Just the right size for laying on the floor to play on, or gently folded up across him in his car seat.
This type of blanket is extremely easy to make. In fact, another friend saw it and asked me to show her how to make one for her baby boy.
We had a great time visiting and sewing and it was her first sewing project!
If you'd like to make one too, here is how you do it.
You will need 2 yards of fabric. 1 for each side.
2 packages of double fold bias tape
Lay your fabrics on top of each other (right sides facing out) and then fold in half lengthwise, and then width wise. It should now look somewhat like a square. Using a bowl or round edge, trace the bottom right corner (opposite from the fold) along the edge to round the corners of the blanket. Cut.
When you open your fabric you should have 4 nice rounded corners.
Now all you need to do is finish the edging which requires sewing on your bias tape. The best tutorial that I have seen online is on Made. There is no reason for me to create another one for you so I will just link to Dana's.
Once your bias tape is sewn in place your blanket is finished! It is so fun to see baby Uriah snuggled in his blanket at church. Such a rewarding feeling!
Oh, but we aren't done yet. Were you wondering about those totally rad little shoes?
Every little baby needs a pair of these. They are so simple to make and are a fun addition to any baby gift. To get your free pattern, click here!