Remember the minky baby blanket from way back when? I think I called it the perfect baby blanket. Well, I love them just as much now as I did in the beginning. Knowing there were a few babies due to arrive in our crazy month of August I spent a day and made these 3 blankets.
I love how quickly they sew up and cruised through them until it was time for the binding. And even though I had really cute coordinating fabric picked out for the binding I just couldn’t talk myself into going through all the work for the binding. The cutting, the ironing, the sewing–too many steps.
So I cheated. Instead of adding binding I did a rolled hem stitch.
Fold it over once.
Then fold again and sew.
There’s no messing with tricky corners of a binding, just be sure you have all the ends tucked in before you sew it up.
That’s all there is to it! So easy and so fast!
It’s still the perfect baby blanket, just a lot faster!
The original tutorial for the minky blanket is here with all the instruction of how to make this blanket (with a real binding).
If you are looking for a swaddling blanket, the muslin blanket is great for swaddling and for covering up while breastfeeding in public! And they are super fast to make! Be sure to check out all our baby projects for more ideas.
What’s your go to baby gift?