Today, I made 7 receiving blankets for the new baby on the way. We’re having a girl, and I’m really excited since it will be a new experience after having the amazing Tiger Boy (who is now 15!!!). I found some really cute snuggle fabric at Joann’s Fabric on sale for $2.70 a yard.
I’m excited, because each blanket took only 20 minutes to make – if that long! Here’s how I did it.
First, I folded the raw edge under, and then folded the fabric again – about an inch, to create a hem. You can use a hem measuring tool if you like, I eyeballed it. I also didn’t press the hem in, because it was stable enough to not want to slip around. You can iron your hem line in though, if you wish. I pinned everything in place.
Next, I sewed a straight line. I’m working one edge of the blanket at a time.
When you’ve completed three sides, you’ll want to fold in the corner at both ends, and work the hem in from there.
Sew in a straight line. You’ve completed a 20-minute snuggle flannel receiving blanket. I made a whole bunch of them, here are the first three!
You could also make these double-sided, pinning together two one-yard pieces of fabric, right sides together, and sewing, leaving a small opening. Turn the fabrics right side out, and press seams. Then, top stitch around the blanket. If you like, you can add decorative elements such as lace or bias tape. I like the blankets as they are.
My next project will be to sew sheets for baby’s cradle.