I finally thought I’d share my baby-blanket-making experience from a few months ago….back in April. I definitely needed to wait until after June to post this, since I was making 2 blankets–one for each sister-in-law, whose babies were both due in June and I didn’t want them to get a sneak peek of their gifts before I had a chance to give them 🙂
First off, let it be known that this was not only my first baby blanket, but also my very first self-monitored sewing project–which means, if I could do it, anyone can do it! Trust me! I followed this blog tutorial because it provided clear instructions and the demo photos were actually very simplified and easy to follow (which I think is not always the case!).
Below are the photos I took while making my first blanket (for step-by-step instructions, use the blog tutorial referenced above). Overall, I was pleased with my rudimentary sewing skills and the 2 adorable blankets I got out of it!
|Minky fabric, right side up|
|Flannel fabric pinned on top of minky fabric with wrong side up.|
|I took a snapshot of the settings that were ideal for my machine on this project–important for a newbie like me!|
|Finished edges; I used a zig-zag stitch…just because 🙂|
|Bloopers along the way: some unintended pleats here, some overzealous stitches there…|
|Finished product! It wasn’t perfect, but it was soft, sewn, and cute. That’s all I was going for 🙂|