And if you are new here and you didn’t know, now you do! You can read about The Journey in one of my previous blog posts.
That being said, I was recently asked if I could make a doll blanket for one of my friend’s nieces.
Of course I would!
I had all the supplies and I knew it would be a quick and easy project. Not to mention, who doesn’t like the opportunity to bless someone?!
If you like to sew, this is for you! I thought I would share this easy project with you.
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For this project you will need:
Scissors – These are personally my favorite pair!
Fabric for 6” squares – 12 total & one large piece for the backing
Cut 12 6” squares. Place them in a pattern you think looks good.
After your cutting is complete, take three 6” squares and sew them together horizontally. I use a ¼ inch seam, but you can use whatever you would like. When complete, take the next three squares and sew together. Do this process until you have all four rows. Then pin row 1 and 2 together and sew, doing the same to rows 2 and 3 and then 3 and 4. Once you finish, your blanket topper will be complete.
Next, you are going to want to cut your cotton batting and fabric for the back side. I always put the cotton batting on the bottom and the backing face up on top of it. I cut both pieces just a little bit bigger than the topper.
Take your topper and lay it face down on the backing fabric. Remember, your cotton batting will be on the bottom. Pin all four sides and sew together, leaving a 3 to 4 inch gap on one side. When you are sewing the blanket it will be inside out. Once you have it all sewn together, stick your hand in the gap you left, and pull the fabric out the hole. Once my blanket is right side out, I iron it flat.
I close the side gap with an invisible stitch, often called a ladder stitch.
This is the last step. So the three pieces stay in place, together, I pull through embroidery thread on every other square.
It will be a year or so before my granddaughter is ready for a doll blanket. But when she is, I’ll have one ready.❤
Peace and Blessings,
This is so cute! I wish we lived closer. I would love for you to teach me to sew. Guess I will have to find a class close by.
Wish we did too! What fun that would be!!
Thank you for this tutorial! I too love to sew: I call it my Zen! Something about pinning, cutting, and stitching just soothes me. You make the steps so easy to follow; I am looking forward to making one of these just for fun!
Sewing is such a wonderful hobby! You will have so much fun making the doll blanket! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂