Friday, 25 October 2019

DIY Dinosaur Soft Blanket Sewing Project

I made Little Miss a beautifully soft and snugly fleece blanket for her birthday.  She call sit her "soft blanket" and it's easy to see why.  I've finally got round to making Little Pickle one of his own.

Here's what I used:

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These blankets are crazy simple to make.  I use my rotary cutter, mat and ruler to square off the fabric.  Then I use my sewing machine to sew the bias binding along each edge.

I use the same technique I described in my earlier Quilt Binding Tutorial.

This uses home made binding but I happened to have some suitable pre-made bias binding so I've used that for this blanket.

After sewing the binding in place on the right side of the blanket I fold it over to the wrong side and hand stitch it in place.  You can do this by machine but it's so difficult to get the stitching in juts the right place I prefer to hand sew. 

And there we go. a lovely soft blanket that Little Pickle is already loving at bedtime.

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  1. I love dinosaurs!! and fleece makes it so comfy!!

  2. A simple but satisfying finish! Do you always cut your binding strips on the bias, or is there a particular reason you do it here? (Admittedly, I cut all my binding strips width of fabric, but I'm lazy like that!)

    1. On this occasion I used pre-made bias tape because I happened to have some in a coordinating colour. When I cut my own I cut it on the width too, I can't stand to waste fabric. Cutting on the bias gives it a little extra stretch. So I'd probably make the effort and cut on the bias if I was binding something shaped like scallops, but for a straight edge i dont feel its necessary.