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!
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