But it seems a little more suited for a baby blanket than for an adult throw.
Lucky me, one of my cousins is having a baby boy this spring. I know that she loves minky fabric, so when Joann's was having a sale (50% off? Yes please) I ran down and got a few yards to make her baby blanket.
This project only takes a few hours and even with basic sewing skills, (ahem, me), it turns out pretty well.
I bought 1 yard and 1/2 of flannel and 1 and 1/2 yard of minky fabric.
I prewashed and ironed the flannel (not the minky!!) before I laid it out, flannel to minky, undersides up and pinned all the way around the edges.
|someone always gets in the way. good thing he's cute|
I turned the blanket inside out and reironed it, paying close attention to the edges.
Rather than just stitch the few inches left open, I chose to stitch all the way around the edges, about 1/2 an inch in to give it a finished look. If I had time, I would have done a double stitch, or perhaps a binding. (But I'm flying to California tomorrow-- so no time for that.)
|like my sewing machine? $40 on Craigslist! I'll tell you that story another time|