It’s Thursday and you know what that means… yet another Throwback post! I know this is my third one in a row but I promise I’ll have some new projects to post soon! Things have just been going a little slower than usual but I’m planning on taking pictures of a couple of new makes this weekend.
Today I’ll share the very first presents I made for my nephew, Max, in the summer of 2012. Hmm what does almost every sewist make for a new baby? Why, a baby blanket of course!
Cute little giraffes!! The blanket is double-sided… cute printed knit on one side and a soft textured minky on the other. I got both fabrics at my local mill end store, SAS. As far as the construction goes, I sandwiched the two fabrics together to quilt them, using the dots on the minky fabric as a guide. I then rolled the edges under and stitched, encasing the raw edges. Things got a little thick so I would probably look into a different method if I were to do this again. I had to hand-stitch some areas (mostly the corners) where my machine just couldn’t take it any more.
I was so excited about how cute this came out that I immediately had to use the scrap fabric for something. Sadly, there was too little left to make myself a shirt, so I settled with making baby beanies. I used a basic free template from the internet for newborns.
I really want to say the beanies were super perfect, but my nephew was really a cannonball when he was born – over 10 pounds! So naturally his big baby head couldn’t fit into the tiny baby head beanies I made. 😦
Oh well, it’s a good thing baby blankets are one size fits all!