Thursday, May 27, 2010

Snuggly Ribbon Blanket

Isn't this little blanket cute?  This is a perfect baby gift!  I made this one for a sick little girl named Clara.  She is 10 weeks old and needs a liver transplant.  My pastor and church anointed it with oil and prayed for her healing. I'm expecting big miracles!  You can find out about her here: Clara Bear Fund

This pattern came from a Sewing calendar 2010, from Accord publishing, edited by Megan Smith.  The original came from My Spare Time.  Here is the copied tutorial:

  • Cotton or flannel fabric
  • Fleece
  • Scraps of various ribbons
  1. Cut one square from each fabric about 10" x 10" or 12" x 12".  Size isn't critical, as long as they're the same.
  2. Cut a bunch of pieces of ribbon 4" long - try to vary the width and texture.  Lay out around your fabric square as you go so you know how many to cut.  They should be about 1" apart.
  3. Fold the pieces of ribbon in half and pin to the right side of the cotton fabric, loops facing in.  Try to space out evenly. (See Picture Below)
  4. Baste the ribbons using 1/4" seam allowance, pulling out the pins as you go.
  5. Place the backing fabric face down on your cotton fabric, sandwiching the ribbons.  Feel with your fingers to make sure there are no folded ribbons.  Sew around the edge with slightly greater than a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving about a 4" gap to turn.
  6. Turn right side out, poke out the corners with a knitting needle or chopstick, and topstitch around the whole edge.  Be sure to close up the gap you left for turning.

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