Hello, lovelies! Welcome to Taking Care of Monkey Business – SO glad you’re here. If you’re new, I’ll fill you in. I just had a baby, and just moved to a different state, so life is a little crazy around here! I’m talking, my-entire-craft-room-is-still-in-boxes-crazy.
But I didn’t let that stop me from squeezing in a little project! I’m headed off to Utah today for the Build Your Blog Conference (so excited!) and I realized I didn’t have a good sized blanket for Lincoln (who is coming with me). All of his baby blankets are fairly big, which is nice for snuggling, but they don’t fit into his baby carrier very well.
So I whipped up this blanket, which took a whopping THIRTY MINUTES to make. Honestly, it doesn’t get much easier than this!
- Fabric (2 pieces, about 1 yard each, depending on preference)
- Cutting mat
- Grid ruler
- Rotary cutter (or scissors)
- Sewing Machine
Start off by measuring out your fabric. I wanted my blanket a little smaller, so I made it about 34″ square. You can make yours as big or as small as you want! Cut both pieces of fabric to the same size. I used flannel for one side, and minky fabric for the other.
Note: If you want to get into sewing at all, I highly recommend getting a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and grid ruler. They are super-de-duper helpful.
Pin your fabric together, right-side-in, and start sewing! Sew all the way around the blanket, leaving a hole a few inches wide – just big enough to turn your blanket right-side-out.
Carefully snip the corners off, being sure to not cut the thread, and turn your blanket out.
Topstitch all the way around, and sew right over the hole. Fold in the fabric and make sure it lines up right, then sew it closed. Easy peasy!
And there you have it, folks. The easiest, softest blanket EVER. My kids love it, and I kinda have a hankering to make another one. Or maybe 20.