August 25, 2011

Baby Blankets

 Lots of people I know are having babies, so I've been sewing these easy baby blankets for gifts.

 I used this tutorial, which shows such a great way to get mitered corners and a border around the blanket.
 I made a taggy cloth to go with one of these, and made some simple rings for the other one.  The rings are great because you can just throw them in the wash after the baby gets them all slobbery. 
 Here's how to make them:
  1.  Cut 5 rectangles 4in.x10in.   2.  turn over one of the short ends and sew down.
 3.  Fold rectangle in half lengthwise and sew 1/4in. seam  
4.  Turn tube right side out.
 5. Stuff the tube.
6.  Put the raw end inside the finished one, forming a ring and sew together.  I like to use a zig zag stitch.
7.  Repeat with each tube, making sure to link to previous tube before sewing shut.


Posey Cowart said...

um I am not having a baby bu can i have one? ;) seriously, Emma lee you are amazing at the sewing machine! such cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

With the blanket have you ever added batting or a decorative stitch?