How to make a baby blanket with satin binding. This blanket came out so pretty with the black satin along the edges!
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My husband’s cousin is having a baby shower at the end of May so I decided to make a few items for her that were on her registry. Can you tell I was excited to craft and sew for a little girl?! With three yards of flannel fabric, I made an oversize receiving blanket, 2 burp cloths, 1 bib, and a taggy blanket. I also needed some additional materials as well though, as outlined for each project.
Oversized Flannel Receiving Blanket with Satin Binding
- Flannel, 40×40 for each side of the blanket
- Satin Binding (I used Wrights Satin Blanket Binding 4 3/4 yards, 100% polyester Black)
- Sewing machine, thread, scissors, seam ripper, etc.
All you’re doing for this blanket is sewing the two 40×40 pieces right sides together, leave a small space (fists width) to turn, and then turn the fabric right sides out. At this point, you should iron your fabric flat to give it a more finished look. You can then follow the instructables tutorial to add your satin binding. I love the look of the zig zag stitches that they recommended.
I used this tutorial from instructables to do the satin binding, as I’ve never done it before. It’s pretty easy and the binding that I bought came with just the right amount for the oversized receiving blanket.
This is how I sewed the edges to finish the blanket. This is the trickiest part of this project.
I made matching burp cloths too!
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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