Organic Toddler Blanket – Adding a sewing machine into the mix makes for an endless range of choices. There are several fun colors and designs and textures available. This guide provides some ideas that can get you on your way to making fleece blankets for everyone on your list.
Fleece is excellent to use especially because the cut edges are clean and don’t require hemming. To create the blanket, pick at least 2 colours or patterns of fleece which look nice together. Often I will get three pieces — two that I will use for the primary body of this blanket and a third which I use as an accent. Fleece comes in various designs and textures so feel free to mix and match.
The dimensions of this blanket depends upon which it will be utilized for. Make it a meter or so square if you want to wear the ground for a kid to play. There’s no ‘right’ size for a blanket, so it all depends upon how you want it to be utilized.
As soon as you’ve got the pieces which you’re likely to use for the primary body of this blanket you’re prepared to cut. This is where your creativity comes in. If you want two panels an idea would be to cut one broader than another. Another option is to use three panels , two of one pattern and a few of the other. Sew the pieces together using a straight stitch. Following the right stitch you’ll go back over the seam but now with all the seam opened out so that it stays flat. I use a scallop stitch for it.
Once you’ve got all the pieces sewn together and have flattened the seams with the scallop stitch you’re ready to provide the blanket a wonderful edge. If you’re going to make a lot of blankets, then there are rulers you are able to buy in the cloth notions area that direct you in cutting scalloped or diamond edges. If you don’t have a rolling cutter you’re really missing something. You will also require a cutting mat to use this. For one or two blankets are good, but if you believe that’ll be earning more, I highly recommend the little investment.
If you’ve got a ruler with the various edges, pick the edge that you want to use and either indicate the cloth and cut it with scissors or use the roller cutter and ruler together. You can also produce a wonderful advantage having a normal ruler. Draw a straight line along the whole edge of the blanket. Using scissors cut inside the line in either a scallop or ‘v’ pattern all the way around the blanket.
Now you’re ready to add a few accents. There are many ideas for this and I encourage you to explore whatever sounds interesting. You can cut out parts of the pattern of a single cloth and then scatter and sew them onto the other panels. You can cut long strips of this accent pattern and put them in a diagonal. You can leave it simple and not include any accents. You can cut out butterflies, hearts, flowers, etc. . sew them onto a panel. Use your creativity.