MY SEWING PROJECTS – Baby blanket with mitred corners

SEWING PROJECTS - Baby blanket with mitred cornersIsn’t she gorgeous? The baby I mean, not the blanket. But, actually the blanket worked out pretty well too I think. This was a present for Baby H when she was first born. I chose a range of fabrics in lilacs, purples and lime green – a favourite combination of mine.

146cf4bb002a159eea513e3fa3dc10afThe blanket has a loose weave cotton on one side, a cotton corduroy on the other and the centre panel is a very soft Liberty print jersey. (Natural fabrics are always best for babies – breathable and good to sensitive skin.) I have covered the join between the 2 fabrics with a thin green velvet ribbon. If you look closely you can see I have just zigzagged it on over the top. All the fabrics I have used here are from Fabworks Mill Shop – they have a lovely selection of Liberty jerseys and cottons at a ridiculously cheap price.

Here is the tutorial I used to get perfect mitred corners – courtesy of Tie Dye Diva. You can find the link on my Pinterest page baby-blanket-tutorialin the How to section.

 

I also made a set of matching bibs in the same Liberty jersey fabric – that bit of stretch is great for a bib for when they get old enough to start grabbing at it! So cute too. The possibilities are endless with baby stuff. It’s all about the fabrics you chose!baby-blanket-tutorial2

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