Simple Baby Blanket
I love this blanket and you wouldn't believe how FAST it is to make! Who wouldn't want to cuddle up with something so soft?!
You know how I am with hand-made things, too! This blanket is definitely not perfect but because it's hand made, I think it has character!
Wash, dry, and press your fabric. In this case, I have a piece of cotton fabric and a piece of thick, fluffy polyester blended fabric which you SHOULD NOT IRON! It will melt.
Make sure you cut off the bands on both sides. This part of the fabric isn't stretchy and messes up the form of whatever you're making.
Lay out your fabric pieces - wrong sides together. Give yourself about 2 inches all the way around with your cotton fabric to eliminate bulk.
Turn under once, and then under again. Pin in place.
Now you're ready to stitch! I like to stitch right where the edge of the cotton fabric meets the soft fleece.
I like to start at a top corner, stitch all the way down until I'm just over the edge of the next turned-under corner, backstitch there, and end my row. Then I'll start again just like before. This way you don't have to hand-sew the corners down.
If you're comfortable sewing, this blanket MIGHT take you 20- minutes from start to finish.