Saddle Blanket Handbags – Adding a sewing machine into the mix makes for an unlimited range of choices. There are so many fun colors and designs and textures available.
Fleece is excellent to work with especially since the cut edges are clean and do not need hemming. To make the blanket, select a minimum of two colours or patterns of fleece that look nice together. Often I will get three pieces — two which I will use for the main body of this blanket and a third that I use as an accent. Fleece comes in various designs and textures so feel free to mix and match.
The size of this blanket is dependent on which it will be used for. Make it a meter roughly square if you would like to put on the floor to get a kid to play on. For a car seat or stroller, make it a half meter wide and 3/4 of a meter long. There’s no ‘right’ size to get a blanket, it all is dependent on how you would like it to be used.
After you have the bits that you’re likely to use for the main body of this blanket you’re ready to cut. This is where your imagination comes in. If you need two panels an idea would be to cut one wider than another. Another choice is to utilize three panels , two of one pattern and one of the other. Sew the pieces together using a straight stitch. After the straight stitch you will go back over the seam but now with the seam opened out so that it sits flat. I utilize a scallop stitch for it.
Once you have all of the pieces sewn together and have flattened the seams with the scallop stitch you’re all set to give the blanket a nice edge. If you’re going to earn a good deal of blankets, you will find rulers you can buy in the cloth notions area that guide you in cutting edge or bead borders. If you do not have a rolling cutter you’re really missing something. You’ll also need a cutting mat to utilize this. For a couple of blankets are good, but if you believe that’ll be earning more, I highly suggest the little investment.
In case you have a ruler using the various borders, select the edge that you would like to use and either indicate the cloth and cut it with scissors or utilize the roller cutter and ruler together. It is also possible to produce a nice edge using a normal ruler. Draw a straight line across the entire edge of the blanket. Using scissors cut within the line in either a scallop or ‘v’ pattern all the way around the blanket.
Now you’re all set to add a few accents. There are many ideas for this and that I invite you to research whatever sounds fun. You can cut out portions of the pattern of one cloth and scatter and sew them onto the additional panels. You can cut strips of this accent pattern and sew them in a diagonal. You can make it simple and not include any accents. You can cut out butterflies, hearts, flowers, etc. and sew them onto a panel. Use your creativity.