Since I had no cakes to make this week, I had more time for other fun projects like a new purse, this baby blanket, and potty training – but that is another story…
While on vacation in Canada, I spent time with a friend and her 6 month old daughter, Lyla. Lyla had this really cool blanket and I told myself I had to make one when I got home. Finally I had time to do it!
This is super easy and I’ll walk you through the steps so you can try one too!
Pick out a super cute fabric that is super soft like a thin fleece. Cut it into two squares any size you want. Mine was about 25 inches square. Put the right sides together and sew all 4 sides leaving a 3 or 4 inch hole. Invert fabric and press. Top-stitch 1/4″ around the edges.
This is where the blankie gets its lovey-ness, if that’s a word: Starting from one corner, sew a diagonal line to the opposite corner. Moving out about an inch, sew another line parallel to this one. Continue to the end of the blankie. Flip and starting from the center again, stitch parallel lines on the other side of the blanket.
In between each of your stitched lines, cut down the center of only one layer. Sharp scissors make this easy and successful. My favorite just happen to be these:
But I digress… When you finish cutting every line, toss the blankie into the washer and dryer.
When it comes out, the edges will have some fray and are easily grabbed by little baby hands!
It’s soft, cuddly, and simpler than a taggie blanket. Plus – it’s a little newer and original!
Have fun making your blankies! I have one more to make for a friend and then I can give these away! If you make one, let us know! We’d love to see it!