Hi there! Welcome back to our Oh Sew Baby series! We had a small change in the schedule:
May 27 - ***Open Linky for all Baby Sewing Tutorials! Anyone can participate!***
June 5 - Fort Worth Fabric Studio
June 10 - Modern Handcraft
June 19 - Berry Barn Designs
June 24 - My Quilt Infatuation
June 26 - Climbing the Willow
Also, Before we get to the giveaway I wanted to tell you that we made a change in the Oh Sew Baby linky party! Before, we asked you to only link up a tutorial that you have made, but we are opening it up to anyone that has made anything baby related. It does NOT have to be a tutorial!
So if you have made anything that is baby related, come on over and share it at the linky party so you can be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Fort Worth Fabric Studio!
Okay, now let's get to it!
If you are visiting and haven't been here before, I would like to take a minute and introduce myself! My name is Lindsey, and I am the head of social media for Fort Worth Fabric Studio! I spend a lot of time here on this blog sharing free quilt patterns and sewing tutorials! We also host a weekly linky party called Fabric Frenzy Friday, where you can link up all your latest projects made with fabric! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the tutorial I am sharing today!
I am excited to share this super quick and easy flannel receiving blanket tutorial! This is my go to blanket that I have made for all three of my children. When I was pregnant with each of my children, this was the first thing I would make for them. I would usually make about three or four of these for each child and also make coordinating burp cloths.
|Flannel used for this blanket: Happy Hexies and Happy Main|
Let me tell you, these blankets are really great! They are the perfect size, and they are so warm and soft for a new baby! They also make the perfect gift for a baby shower because they are so quick and easy to make, and who doesn't love a homemade baby gift?
So let's get started!
When I made these for my children, there was not a lot of cute flannel on the market at that time! Now, it's everywhere and there are some really great prints out there for little boys and girls! You can check out our full flannel selection right here!
Supplies Needed for a 45" square blanket:
1 1/3 yards of flannel fabric (for the front)
1 1/3 yards of flannel fabric (for the back)
6 yards of 3/4" Ric Rac
Step 2: Rounding the corners. Find a plate or bowl to use as a guide to make your corners rounded. You could leave them square if you'd like, but I think it gives it a nice look when they are rounded.
Step 3: Trace the edge of the plate with a fabric marker or pencil:
Step 4: Cut all four corners so they are rounded:
Step 5: Do the same to your other piece of fabric, so they both have rounded corners:
Step 6: Attaching your ric rac. You will pin your ric rac around the entire front piece of flannel.
Step 7: You will stitch the ric rac on around the entire front of the blanket. Your stitch line will be slightly higher than the middle of the ric rac.
Step 8: Lay your back piece right sides together onto the the front piece:
Step 9: You will want to pin around the entire blanket so the fabric doesn't shift while you sew them together. You will sew almost directly on the same stitch line that you sewed your ric rac on, you will want to go slightly lower, but not too much otherwise you will lose your fun ric rac points.
I found it easier to sew the pieces together so that the bottom fabric was down and the top fabric was up so I could see my stitch line.
Step 10: You will want to start stitching on a side--don't start near a corner. You will leave about a 6-10 inch opening, so you can turn your blanket right side out.
Step 11: Once you have sewn the pieces together and left your opening, you will turn it right side out and press. You will then close the opening, by doing a top stitch all around the entire blanket.
That's it! You can also make matching burp cloths to go with the blankets, by using the same method I have shown you with the blankets! Here is the PDF pattern for the burp cloths!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you here again soon!