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February 21st, 2011, 04:28 PM
SpankyMagoo's Avatar Gonna make Jo a big sis
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I am a beginner sewer. I have made PJ pants and a large rag quilt. Thats it... well... I am having a baby in July and I want to start sewing things for him/her.

Specifically, I want to make a baby blanket out of my wedding dress.

Now usually I wouldnt worry about sewing something, I would just look up a tutorial online and hope for the best... but because its my wedding dress I want to be a lil more prepared.

So I was wondering if anyone knew of any good tutorials or patterns for a basic baby blanket.

I would like it to be the wedding dress satin on one side and a minky fabric on the other, but I am very open to suggestion.

Thanks guys!!!

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February 21st, 2011, 06:06 PM
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I honestly have no idea (I"m not a sewer) but is sounds wonderful. Sorry I couldn't help more!

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February 23rd, 2011, 12:18 AM
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Congratulations on your coming baby

That sounds like such a beautiful and meaningful blanket. I really hope that some of our sewers can help you out.
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February 24th, 2011, 02:44 PM
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I've seen a few tutorials that are good, let me see if I can find them again..

iCraft: Minky blanket tutorial. - this is a good one that doesn't need binding.

But a baby blanket really isn't too hard. If you don't want it to be too thick, then the satin and minky is all you need, sew around the edge and add binding. If you want it a little warmer add some batting between the layers then bind it. You can make your own binding in whatever fabric you want or the easy way would be to buy premade satin baby blanket binding. It's wider than regular binding.
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February 25th, 2011, 08:43 PM
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That is a great tutorial and so easy even I could follow it. Thanks, I may try to make one!

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February 26th, 2011, 08:16 AM
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Just know that satin can be hard to work with since it is so slick. I would test out your stitch width on some scrap to make sure you don't get too much puckering

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February 26th, 2011, 04:54 PM
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If you want a smaller blanket, like receiving blanket size, I would just cut the 2 fabrics the same size rounding the corners, sew together right sides together leaving a small space along a straight side to turn. Turn right sides out, top stitch around the whole thing being sure to fold and close the opening. I've made tons of blankets this way for baby showers.

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