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Sewing tutorial: Self-Bound Flannel Baby Blanket

Sewing  |  August 24th 2011  |  0 Comment

 

I am so excited about this new flannel baby blanket. I love how the back fabric (stripes) borders the front fabric (navy solid). I have been making the plain two-sided kind forever, but this version is just a bit fancier, but not all that much harder once you know how to do it.
  Sewing tutorial: Self-Bound Flannel Baby Blanket

sewing pattern

I followed the tutorial from Every Day Mom, which was the best one I found, except when it came to the last few steps. I just couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to do to get those stinkin’ corners mitered. So if you want to make these cute blankets, here’s what I would do. I would follow Every Day Mom’s tutorial through step 5. Then:

Step 6: Fold the blanket together so that the outside edges are flush. Line up that edge on your cutting mat, and draw a 90 degree line from the stitch stopping point. This line helps you know where to fold in the next step.


Step 7: Fold the corner down, keeping the bottom edges flush and crease the fabric.


Step 8: Draw a line where the crease was. Sew down that line. Clip off excess fabric. Repeat on all four corners and turn blanket right side out. Even if you are anti-ironing, you HAVE to iron this baby down before sewing if you want it to look nice. I used a zig zag stitch to go around where the two fabrics meet, which also closed off the hole.

See how pretty those corners are?! Yay for self-bound blankets! These are my new go-to for baby shower gifts!
Source: thecraftpatch.blogspot.com