Jan 23, 2012

The Easiest Baby Blanket EVER!!!

If you're like me, you like to find an easy way to make things look fancy-shmancy.  
Hemming is one of those things that I just do not enjoy, it's tedious, it's often fussy, and it just requires time and effort.  When I'm running low on time and just don't have it in me to put fourth all that hemming effort, this is a fantastic way to finish the edge of a baby blanket.  

Friends of ours recently had twins, and I am putting together a little basket of goodies for them.  I'm not sure when I'll be bringing it over to them, so I'd like to get it all ready to go as soon as possible.  
Enter: The Easiest Baby Blanket Ever!

Here's what you do:

Cut your flannelette into the desired size.  Stitch around the entire blanket, just using a simple straight stitch, about a 1/2" in from the edge.  Finish the seam.  Then using your presser foot as a guide, follow the first seam, stitching around the entire baby blanket again.  You can do this as many times as you like, no rules here!  
Once all your stitching is done, cut slits all the way around the outer edge of the blanket, being careful not to cut through the seam lines.  This finishes the edge with a playful fuzzy fringe that only looks better and better as you wash it and it frays.  

Annnnnnd....we're done!  See?  I told you it was easy!  I paired these sweet receiving blankets together with some matching burp cloths from Prudent Baby (love that blog, by the way!)  Easy as can be, and still a little fancy, just the way I like it!

Thanks for popping in!
Be blessed

 I'll be linking this post up to a few of the following  link parties:


Hartyboys said...

Wow they are so cute and sooooooooooo easy. thank you for sharing. I will certainly be adding some of these to my basket of baby gifts.

Lesley at Fabulously Flawed said...

Love this and beg you to link it up with me this Thursday!
You're such a smartie pants!

Elise said...

Wow! That is easy! Thanks for sharing this- I will keep it in mind next time I need to make some baby blankets.

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

so cute and easy peasy!! Love this!!

found you at lil'luna!

you should come check out my giveaway I'm having this week:


Karen said...

I will be trying this! Do you think it will shed once it is washed and starts to fray?

Danielle said...

What pretty fabric and how simple. Love this! I am having a Make a Gift on the 25th Party on Blissful and Domestic. I would LOVE for you to link this up,. It makes for a great gift idea too!


Jen said...

@Karen - Once the blanket is washed, the fringe will definitely start to fray, but it shouldn't shed. It might let go of the occasional thread, but nothing crazy! Glad you like it! ~Jen

Jen the CraftinCowgirl said...

Perfect! Cute and simple :o)

Our Delightful Home said...

These are adorable!

~Mrs. Delightful

Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 said...

Love it! I'm your newest follower!

Phuong said...

Visiting from Delightful Order linky party. Love this idea! New follower!

CraftyCupcake13 said...

Jen! This is such a cute blanket I've got to try it! I love it!!
I'm your newest follower, I found you on Your Whims Wednesday!


It's Overflowing said...

Super Cute! Thanks so much for linking up!! Just a reminder to register for my giveaway...

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XO, Aimee

Ginger said...

I'll be featuring you tonight at the start of my {wow me} wednesday party. :) You were one of the top viewed links from last week's party. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope to see you tonight, too. :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

Sarah said...

My boys all received a blanket like this one and now that I see this AND have my own sewing machine AND I know how to use it - I know what I'll be making for three new babies due this summer! Pinning for sure! Come share at my new link party:http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/01/dwell-on-fridays-two.html

Heidi said...

So adorable!! Just so you know, this is being featured as our most clicked on link this week at {Junk in their Trunk}...thanks for linking up!!

Christine said...

Oh my GOSH!!!!!! I love it!!! Maybe I could actually do this!! Thanks for sharing!!

Would you mind linking up this project on my blog please??

Marilyn said...

Love this Jen.. I'm featuring you today.. LOVE IT.. Thanks SO much for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday last week.. Hope you cna link up again today.. SO LOVELY.. : ))

Kali Drane said...

Perfect! I love this! Thank you!

Julie said...

I would love it if you linked up your blanket here: