Make your own super soft minky baby blanket. I have great tips for working with minky fabric in this minky baby blanket tutorial. You just need 2 yd of minky fabric.
I used a cute jungle pattern fabric paired with denim dimple minky for this how to make a minky baby blanket. There are lots of different minky fabrics available for this minky baby blanket set tutorial.
You will get a 29 in x 35 in blanket and 6 – 11 in x 14 in burp cloths. Don’t have any babies? Make a throw for your couch or as a gift.
Before you are sewing check out Sewing With Minky Tips These tips will make it much easier.
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How to Make a Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial
1 yd of Shannon Might Jungle Cuddle fabric (front) -similar fabric 60 in wide
1 yd of Shannon Denim dimple cuddle fabric (back) – similar fabric 60 in wide
Other color choices for the back.
Minky Baby Blanket How to Make Tutorial Directions:
First, fold the front fabric in half and horizontally and match the edges. Then, cut with a rotary blade and ruler to 36 in if it isn’t already. You need to cut on a cutting mat or large piece of cardboard. Line up with a straight edge.
If you don’t have a rotary cutter, measure and mark on the back of the fabric. Cut with scissors. Repeat for back denim fabric. Cut the other half of the jungle fabric into 6 – 12 in x 15 in pieces. Repeat for the black fabric.
Next lay the 2 fabrics with right faces together. After the fabric edges are matched. Lightly spray the temporary adhesive spray around the edges(Don’t have any spray, use more pins and be careful when you sew).
Then pin about every 2 inches parallel to the edge far enough away from the edge so when you sew they will not be in the way of the machine about 1 in. Also, every few pins turn 1 perpendicular to the edge or use clips. Mark an opening 3 in for turning. This will be your start and stop point for sewing. Repeat for the burp cloths.
Now sew the 2 sides together using a 1/2 in seam allowance. Don’t forget to back stitch at the beginning and end. You will want to use your left hand to feed the large part of the blanket and your right to carefully guide the fabric through making sure the fabric underneath has not moved.
Leave the horizontal pins until you are finished. Remove the perpendicular pins or clips as you sew. You do not want to sew over them. Remove all the pins when you are finished.
Next, trim the corners at diagonal making sure not to cut the thread. Trim the blanket anywhere else the edges to do match. Then turn the blanket right side out through the hole you left making sure to get the corners completely turned. Next, pin the opening close with straight pins. You want the folded edges to line up with the already sewn part. Use blind stitch or ladder stitch to sew it closed.
Last step is to top stitch it. Make sure the edge is lined up. I use 5/8 in allowance. Remember to back stitch when you stop and start. Sew around the entire blanket. Finished.
Create your own soft minky baby blanket with this tutorial today!
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