Make your own super soft minky baby blanket. I have great tips for working with minky fabric. You just need 2 yd of minky fabric. I used a new bear fabric paired with black. 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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Minky Baby Blanket Set Tutorial
1 yd of Shannon Bearfoot Cuddle fabric (front) -similar fabric 60 in wide
1 yd of Shannon Black dimple cuddle fabric (back) – similar fabric 60 in wide
KK2000 Sulky Temporary spray adhesive (You can get it here)
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Fold the front fabric in half and horizontally and match the edges. 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 black fabric. Cut the other half of the bear 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 blanket and the other 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. Turn the blanket right side out through the hole you left making sure to get the corners completely turned. 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 blanket today!
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