Thursday, May 16, 2013

Swaddle Blankets.

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I can’t walk past the flannel aisle at JoAnn fabric without wanting to buy various cuts of the prints. The flannel was on sale a few weeks ago so I decided to buy some to make some blankets to donate with my church to the local hospital. In the past, I have made some hats but now we’re donating both blankets and hats.

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Since we’re heading toward summer (finally!!), I made these blankets just one layer, hemming the edges to prevent fraying. I used this simple tutorial and just turned the edges under twice, pressed, pinned a few times, and sewed.

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They were very quick and easy. And mine are probably not perfectly straight, but they aren't too far off.

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As I was finishing them last week, I found this tutorial as well; it uses hair clips instead of pins to hold the hem to sew it. Great idea!

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Anyway, now I need to make some hats to donate with the blankets.


  1. I can't walk into Joann's without buying a cut of fabric either! Much to my husband's dismay :) Those blankets are super cute!

    Heidi @

  2. These are so cute - and what a wonderful gift for the hospital.

    Thank you so much for linking up at the Friday Baby Shower - look forward to seeing you at this week's party, Alice x

  3. I used that same building material to make a blanket for a friend just a few months ago. I loved it and wished I had bought more!! Yours turned out super cute too :o) I'm a new G+ follower! :o)
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations


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