I can’t believe it. She who sucks with the sewing machine actually sewed a baby blanket tonight. I am so ridiculously proud of myself and now I can’t stop looking at my new blanket. I pinned a DIY minky blanket tutorial that I found from Mama Stellato about a week ago. I really didn’t think I would make the blanket though. Then I got an e-mail from Jo-ann Fabrics saying that they were having a 50% fleece sale, so I thought to myself, “why not give it a try?”
1 yard of animal print fleece
1 yard of brown minky fabric
The fleece was 50% off and I had a 40% off coupon to use for the minky fabric. I also had $6 left on a gift card, so I ended up spending $8.99 for all of my supplies. Woot! I left out the batting that the original tutorial called for because I did not think I would need it. Dewey Baby will be born in March, so I figured I would not need that third layer.
I prewashed my fabrics and then spread them out on the dining room table:
I then took out the scissors and trimmed my fabric up to the size I wanted:
After that, I began the epic battle that was pinning my two fabrics together (UGH!) and got to sewing:
I wasn’t sure if I would be able to sew in a straight line, but then I realized I could just follow the line of bumps from the minky fabric and that really made all the difference.
After I finished my initial sewing go around, I pulled the right side out, and blind stitched the open seam together:
The last step was to go back around the blanket and top stitch a 1/4 inch around the edge:
I cannot stress enough how happy I am with my finished blanket! In fact, I can’t wait to make more. This Pin was by far my most Epic Success. If you’re interested in learning how to sew a minky blanket, please please please check out Mama Stellato’s tutorial You will not be disappointed!
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