My latest project is a receiving/swaddling blanket made from soft flannel fabric vs. the interlock knit fabric I currently have in my shop for sale.
It’s the same size, 35″ x 28″.
This also matches the bib and burp cloth set I have for sale as well. This would make a great baby shower gift!
I decided for this blanket, to add a “boyish” touch and use blue bias tape edging instead of the white I originally planned. The white was just to blah! I will also offer a pink binding edge for your baby girls. This fabric print is good for both.
I begin by cutting my fabrics to the size I want(should have ironed this before the photos):
Give them a good pressing and layer them so edges are even all around.
I curve the corners for a less stark feel to the blanket as well as using the bias tape binding to bend easily around the curved edges.
I also gave the bias tape a pressing to iron out the kinks and folds from the packaging:
Then its time to pin the bias tape the the blanket, having the narrower edge of the tape facing up.
All pinned and ready to sew:
I am using a stretch zig zag stitch:
And my finished product: