Monday, October 29, 2012

Baby Blanket in an Hour

Layout of satin and fleece for baby blanket

I rolled and pinned the satin, prior to sewing.

Zigzag stitched the edges

My husband's boss' wife just had baby number two. I was about to send a generic Hallmark card when I remembered that I can now sew a gift. I dont' know about anyone else but when I give a gift to someone that sews, I have that anxiety that goes with believing that my gift is going to be picked apart and criticized. (It's the thought that counts, right?)

Regardless, this is the first thing I've made that I am ready to give away. It is being given to a non-sewer.

It didn't take long to find ideas for making an easy baby blanket. One of the best things about learning how to sew in the age of blogging is that there is never a shortage of ideas for projects.

I resisted the urge to try to iron the satin flat. I have a feeling my smoke detector would have been triggered by even a low setting on the iron.

I used a transparent foot to sew a two layers of zigzag stitching around the satin border. The act of sewing created a nice crease.

Here's where the lessons learned portion of this blog comes in. As you may be able to see on the back of the blanket, there is a slight bunching. I only realized it when I was sewing the last of the the 4 sides. In hindsight, I should have played a bit more with my tension and changed the needle to a smaller size. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the way this came out.

Final version of fleece and satin baby blanket from front

1 comment:

  1. Anyone would be very thankful to receive that gift. It is just lovely. Good job!