One of my cute friends gave me a blankie like this after I had my second baby girl. My little E loves it still. I thought it would be a fun thing to make for my new little niece, and it just so happens that when you make one, you will end up having enough supplies to make around 3. :) Here’s what you need:
- Minky fabric (I made each of my blankies16″ x 16″ and used a solid pink on one side and a cute strip on the other side. I have seen smaller and slightly larger blankies.)
- Ribbons (I got a yard of 6 different ribbons for 3 blankies)
- cutting board and scissors or rotary cutter
- sewing machine
- straight pins
To begin, I cut my fabric into the size I wanted, the 16″x16″.
Next cut your ribbon to 6″ so that when they loop they are big enough for a baby to hold onto.
Take the ribbon and fold in half and start to pin on the edge of the blanket, placing the loop inside. I had 6 different ribbons on each side. Make sure to use different textures for those little hands and fingers to touch.
Next, take your other piece of fabric and place on top, wrong side facing in, and pin away.
Sew a straight line around the blankie making sure you leave an opening so that you can turn it right side out.
Once you have sewn around the whole blankie, leaving your opening, pull the blankie threw the opening and turn it right side out. Make sure that you have sewn through all the ribbon so that it is secure to the blankie.
Once it is right side out, pin the opening shut and do a finish stitch around the whole blanket so that you don’t have to hand sew your opening shut. (I hate doing that.)
Take your blankie off your machine and clip the loose string and you are done!
You can now be amazed at your handiwork! Now ship this baby off to let some of those cute squishy fingers enjoy it!