Friday, January 14, 2011
I love creating for babies… when I bought the craft books this holiday I was inspired by some projects and couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. I loved these blankets because for couple of reasons first of all they were simple to make cut the fabric then cut the bias binding and attach it. I have mastered cutting the bias binding and attaching them. Since I make the topponcinos for newborns I thought it was a nice addition to add blanket with it.
Basically I got 1 yard of the flannel and ½ yard of the cotton printed fabric for bias binding. Then you sew the bias binding and hand stitch the hem stitch around the blanket. I love washing fabrics before I start any project so the final product is ready to use.
Another reason to fall in love with this blanket is it is fairly bigger than a receiving blanket. During the past two years I have been repurposing the receiving blankets to make bigger blankets for my little one to keep up with her growing pace.
Yet this is very simple project to do. For new moms who are new to sewing but intimidate can accomplish this project quiet easily.
My goal with this project is to use seasonal fabrics. In that way I can make these as a special gift to the new mom or may be with neutral bias I can add one valentine fabric, holiday, spring, or even St. Patrick’s novelty fabrics. I mean there are so many choices to make there will be plenty of blankets to be made for a baby shower. You can give one blanket with a hat all bundle up and tied with a pretty ribbon. Or simply 1-3 blankets all tied up with a ribbon would be lovely yet an elegant handmade gift with LOVE!
I can’t wait to send mine away as gifts…
Quote of the day “Do small things with great love”