This is a re-post of a tutorial I did a few years ago. My first tutorial ever!!!
I am a new Grandma to a beautiful baby girl named Maddie. So I was inspired to make a baby blanket. I haven’t made a blanket like this for over 20 years and it’s was great to find such fun fabrics to work with. Well, so far I have gone a little overboard and have already made 3 blankets. (Maddie is only 13 days old) and I have plans for more blankets, bibs, cart covers etc!!! LOL. Anyway this will be the tutorial for the first one.
All you need is 1 yard of cotton fabric, 1 yard of flannel fabric, a contrasting spool of thread, and 2 packages of large ric rac if desired.
Pin the ric rac and measure from the edge 1/2 inch so you will be stitching along the bottom edge of the ric rac.
Now turn your blanket right side out and press. Top stitch all the way around 1/4 inch from the edge. This will also close the 5 inch area you left open.
Thats it!!! You’ve got a cute baby blanket. You could make it smaller and use as burp cloths or for a car seat blanket or go bigger for crib size. Play around with the trims. Lace, ruffles, etc!! The possibilities are endless!!