Friday, April 5, 2013

Baby Gift

One of my professors had a baby boy over spring break! I was so excited for him and decided to make him a gift. I love Joann's and one of my very favorite days is black Friday when they have their huge flannel sale. It is awesome and I love to stock up. I always get 1.5 yards of a print with 1.5 yards of a matching plain color for the back. 

When I found out this professor had a baby boy, I just knew that this car fabric would be perfect. I love how they turned out and he really liked them too!

For the blanket, I cut a square piece of the print and the plain fabrics, placed them right sides together and sewed around all four sides, leaving an opening about 8 inches in the center of one side. I trimmed the edges and pulled the blanket through the opening so the correct sides were now facing out. I pressed the seams flat and sewed all the way around the edge of the blanket. 

For the burp cloths, I used Gerber cloth diapers...nice and absorbent. The center of the diapers measures about 5 by 19, so I cut two pieces of the print 6 by 20. I folded the edges under, pinned it down, and zig-zag stitched all around the edges. 

That's it! It is an easy gift perfect for any little one. 



  1. Wouldn't it be nice to have a serger and sewing machine with cool stitches? :)

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