January 16, 2012
Quick, Easy and gosh darn cute!
I was trying to come up with a simple, yet inexpensive if not FREE gift to make for my niece. I looked through my craft room and my fabric scraps. When I found the fabric I had used to make my children's pajama bottoms for Christmas, the thought "make her a blankey" came to mind. Much to my chagrin, I didn't have a big enough piece of any of the flannel to make a square blanket. So instead I cut strips the same length, and various widths and sewed them together in one long piece. Then I sewed the two ends together, creating a fabric band of sorts, if that makes sense. It looked like a giant fabric bracelet. Then I took my iron and ironed the long strip/band/ bracelet into a flat "square", creating a front and back, all with the wrong sides together. Then sewed up the long sides, because the edges were already sewn (leaving a little arm room to flip). Flipped it right sides out, being sure to pull the corners out and then sewed a one inch seam around the edge holding it all together. Best part, my niece loved it!!!