Monday, January 28, 2013

Flannel Swaddle Blankets--For Beginners

Okay, these are so easy they barely require any instructions.  I didn't take step-by-step pictures, because seriously, they aren't necessary.

These are done with one yard of flannel fabric on each side (so two yards per blanket).  I got my fabric at JoAnn's when it was half off (which it is quite often, so don't go pay full price!).  That made each blanket back/front together around $7.00.

1. Wash and iron your fabric.

2. Pin them back-to-back, cut off any excess around the edges that doesn't match up.

3. Stitch all the way around, except for a tiny edge (maybe 6 inches?) so you can flip the blanket inside-out.

4. Flip the blanket inside-out, then press the edges flat.

5. Topstitch around the whole thing, making sure to stitch the hole you left undone.

6. Do a second row of topstitching if you want--you don't even have to do this if you don't want to, I just like how the double-line looks.

7. That's it!  Each of these took me probably a half hour to sew.  That doesn't include cutting/ironing time, which was probably a total of about another 15-30 minutes per blanket.  So each one takes an hour, tops.  Probably less.  

Now give them for baby gifts, or keep them to wrap your own sweet baby in!

1 comment: said...

I love flannel!! We had some of that shark flannel we made pj pants from. LOVE LOVE LOVE how soft it is!