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Easy Toddler Blanket Tutorial

The Newest Addition to the bunch….

As I stated in the previous post one of the things I bought in addition to the relay stuff was material to make Stink a new blanket. You may recall that I recently tried to make her one and she sorta took to it. She liked it and thus added it to her collection of “Kikis.’ Not quite what I was hoping for. I had HOPED that it would replace the disgusting (although frequently washed) kikis. Alas, she marches to the beat of her own drum….. You would think that I would have learned my lesson, but apparently I did not. I thought for sure when I saw the material I used she would drop the three current Kikis and latch on to the new one. Nope. She just added it to the group…. At least I can tell you how I made it and who knows maybe your kiddo will love it SO much that they do away with their yucky one!

Materials:

1 yard of Sherpa/faux animal skin print fabric

1 4 3/4 yds package of corresponding blanket binding

Walking foot

Sewing Maching and sewing supplies

Step 1: Pin your blanket binding to the fabric (I left mine as it came from the store. No need to mess with perfection when they cut it for you!)  One side at a time. Begin with the short ends.* When pinning the binding to the fabric make sure you pull the binding taut. I found this led to less puckering.

Step 2:  Sew the first end. Repeat with the opposite end.

Step 3: Sew the binding to the sides. Place the binding over the sewn on binding at the ends. I folded the end of my binding under and even with the end to creat a clean edge (on both ends.) Repeat this with the other side.

Step 4:  optional I wanted the ends to look a little more finished so I sewed a square on each corner like this:

Square Corner

THen before they wake up from their nap go throw it on them and take a picture because it maybe the only one you get where they are sleeping under it as they refuse to give up the gross one for the pretty new one….
See like this:
 
 

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Tiered Ruffle Skirt and Peasant Blouse….. Yes More Sewing :)

Still on my sewing kick this week. Sure there is tons to do around the house before the realtor comes to do the once over to tell Hubby and I what we need to do to make the house sellable, but who can resist the urge to sew when it springs upon you. Okay, some of you can, but me…. not so much. Also, if I want to get any good and become the next greatest designer in the world I HAVE to practice. Okay….. so maybe not the next greatest designer but still if I want to get better I  have to keep at it. I found some more sewing blogs that offer free tutorials for some simple pieces. The first Tanya Whelan’s blog Grand Revival. This is where I found the tutorial for the Ruffle Skirt. The tutorial was simple to follow and the pattern was super easy.  I don’t have a Serger (yet) so I had to do a basic hem on the Ruffles and hand sew the ruffles, however, even then this did not take me long (1 1/2 hrs) to do.

Tiered ruffle skirt

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MMMMMM Snacks.....

The second piece I made today was from Indie Tutes and is for a Peasant Blouse. This too was a well laid out tutorial with simple steps to follow.  The only change I made was to do a standard hem on the sleeves instead of making and elastic casing (I ran out of elastic 😦 ) Despite that I think it turned out pretty good!

Peasant shirt

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And here we are mad because mommy made us change clothes

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and.... we have snacks again so we're good......

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