Friday, February 24, 2017

Sew-y Saturday - Self Binding Baby Blanket


                          

Have you noticed that handmade blankets are always crowd pleasers at baby showers? These sweet little self-binding baby blankets have always been one of my favorite baby gifts.   A new mom can never have too many easy care receiving blankets and you can't find a hand made original at Target! The binding is a little tricky at first, but with practice it's very simple and the results are worth it.

                           

For me, the best part of creating these blankets is choosing an adorable matching applique to sew on the front.  I try to match the design and colors as closely as possible. My embroidery machine makes it easier but a hand sewn applique would look just as cute. There are a ton of really darling embroidery patterns on Etsy.






For this blanket I've used a 100% cotton print fabric on the back and a soft pink flannel on the front. The result is a soft, snugly, lightweight blanket that's easy to pack in a diaper bag. I've seen these done in many different fabric combinations and they all turn out great. Here are some easy instructions to follow:  Self-Binding Baby Blanket  



And, of course, my gift wouldn't  be complete without a matching card!

                                 

What do you think?  Are you going to give it a try?

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and be fabulous.
Nancy









5 comments:

  1. How Cute is this blanket!!! And Did and awesome job on the matching the card. LOVE IT

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    1. Thanks, Laura, for your sweet comment on my blanket and card. I'm glad you like them. And thanks so much for visiting my new blog! Stop by again soon. :)

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  2. What a darling blanket and coordinating card. Such a lovely gift for the mom-to-be. Thank you for stopping at my blog: Sunflowers and Dragonflies. I'm so glad you liked my blog. Yours is terrific too. Congrats on being a newbie.

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    1. Thanks, Beth. I can't wait to spend more time on your fabulous blog. It's so full of great information on so many subjects. And thanks, so much, for visiting my new blog. You're a honored guest, for sure.

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  3. So cute...love the card that matches

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