Baby Blanket Tutorial

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.

Put your fabrics right sides together with the flannel on top and pin. Trim the edges if needed so all of the edges are even. Both of my fabrics were 45 inch width so I didn’t have much trimming. Fold back the flannel layer as shown.

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.

Stitch the ric rac all the way around the flannel layer folding it at the corners as shown.
Now put both pieces of fabric right sides together, flannel on top and stitch all the way around just beyond your other seam to catch the ric rac right down the middle. Leave a 5 inch opening so you can turn the blanket right side out.

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!!

I would love to see your comments and photos of your creations………………….