A couple weeks ago, I made an adorable minky baby blanket for my niece Kayla. I made another one for a friend’s baby and figured I can take pictures along the way so I can write a full tutorial for you! All you need is one yard of two kinds of fabrics and it comes together fast! You can probably sew one in under 30 minutes! So here it is… are you ready?
Place the cotton fabric on top of the minky fabric, right sides together. Trim each sides to make sure they line up and the corners are square. Next, pin all the way around to secure.
In the middle of one side, remove the pins to leave a 6″ gap where you will NOT be sewing (for now). This gap will be used to invert the fabric right sides out later on. Sew all around (except the gap), using 1/2″ seam allowance.
Where the gap is located, make sure you backstitch to secure it. Otherwise, when it comes time to invert the blanket, the seams rip apart as you’re opening it. (I live and learn…🙈)
Once you’re done sewing, clip all the corners to eliminate bulk in the corners. Next, invert the entire blanket through the gap, right sides out.
Steam press all around the blanket to get a nice pressed seam.
Now, topstitch 1/4″ seam allowance all around! I chose to topstitch twice because it’s extra secure and I like the way it looks. 😊
That’s it! Tell me that was super easy! And fast too, right? I was able to finish this blanket in under 30 minutes!
Hope your new year is off to a great start everyone! -Susie 😊✨
Have you tried this tutorial? Let me know what you think!