Thursday, April 7, 2011

Perfect lovie blanket

Supply list
2 pieces of fabric 30x30 (I used one cotton and one minky)
1 package satin blanket binding
sewing machine with matching thread
First set your stitch length as long as it will go to do a basting stitch.  Mine is at 5.0

Stitch down the edge of your satin binding.  Do not back stitch and leave the threads long-

Now pull the top thread to ruffle your satin-

Pin your ruffled satin onto the bottom edge of the right side of one of your fabrics-

It's very important to be sure you switch your stitch length back to a standard size at this point.  Mine was at 2.5-

Now stitch through your fabrics with the satin sandwiched between the two fabrics which are right sides together-

Go around 3 and 3/4 of the sides leaving a small space to turn the blanket right side out.  When you turn it, it'll look like this with a small opening-

Fold the remaining satin into the opening and pin in place.

I had about 15 inches of extra ribbon I trimmed off.  Save it for a coordinating burp cloth or something fun like that!

Then carefully sew along the edge closing off your open space.  I decided to top stitch around the entire blanket this time, although you don't have to.

Here is a look at the where the edges of satin met.  See how I folded one inside the other.  The one I trimmed I rolled under a couple of times before sewing it in place so the edge won't fray.

Finished!  I hope this new little baby loves it!

Before giving this as a baby gift I rolled it up with all the ruffles at the top and tied it with a ribbon

Here is my daughter's version of the same blanket.  She LOVES hers.  We keep it in the car and it's the perfect size to tuck around her when it's cold or ball up and use as a pillow on long trips, or just snuggle with on car rides!


  1. Very pretty blanket! You did great. Satin & minky both make me nervous.

  2. very nice.
    Saw you at the t t & Jello link up.
    Hope you will stop by

  3. Such a cute Blanket! Love the fabric! I'm making my girls skirts out of the very same! Found you @ Tattertots & Jello. :)


  4. That fabric combination is lovely - I wouldn't mind a blanket like this myself!

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. That's a cute baby blankie! I love sewing baby blankets too! Thanks for stopping by my blog - it looks like you love to make hair bows too. Isn't having two little girls just the best? :-)

  6. Too cute! I just learned something new! I did not know that they made satin blanket binding! I am new to sewing! WOW!! So much easier than cutting strips of satin! I will try that next time I make one of these! Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is adorable. You're quite talented and I would love to have you share this at my VIP party this weekend =)

    Just a quick suggestion... if you lighten up your text a bit your instruction would be easier to read =)

  8. I love it! My kids each had about 3 of these so that I could wash one when the other was dirty or just to have one everywhere. They loved them. I love the flower fabric you used!

  9. What a cute blanket! I love the bright, fun colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm your newest follower!


  10. Love the color combinations!

    I make a lot of these blankets! Using a walking foot helps with the minky.