Baby blankets are so easy and satisfying to make and make great gifts. Now you can learn how to make a baby blanket from flannelette and other soft fabrics guaranteed to make any baby smile with joy. This is a great first project for beginner sewers and most of you will be able to make a baby blanket in under 15 minutes. It will take you longer to choose the perfect fabric than to sew!
How to Make a Baby Blanket: Supplies
For this project, you should use a flannelette or other soft fabric. Make sure it is a natural, breathable fiber and will be soft on baby’s skin.
Cut 2 pieces of fabric in the following sizes
It is important to wash your fabric before you start to stop shrinkage and to remove any finishing chemicals your fabric may have in it that will irritate baby’s skin.
How to Make a Baby Blanket: Sewing Instructions
Step 1: Round the corners of your blanket with a cup, saucer or another round object. To get all corners even, fold your fabric in quarters and cut all 4 layers at once.
Optional: Applique or embroider the top fabric now. What better way to personalize your new baby blanket than to add a name or letter in one of the corners.
Step 2: Put your 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together and stitch all the way around with a 1/2 inch (12mm) seam allowance. Leave a 3 inch (7.5cm) gap on one side.
Step 3: Clip the curves to reduce bulk.
Step 4: Turn the blanket the right way out through the gap.
Step 5: Give your baby blanket a good press. Press the seam allowance to the inside at the gap.
Step 6: Topstitch around the edge of the blanket. This will close the gap.
Instead of a regular straight stitch, you could even use one of the fancy stitch options on your machine for a pretty contrast.
Now, this soft little blanket is all ready for baby’s approval.
More Free Baby Patterns
- Burp cloth pattern – 3 styles