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on: March 29, 2012 03:38:00 AM 
Started by aml, Message by aml
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Is a blanket clothing? - this certainly makes one layer of clothes unnecessary

We got a blanket like this for our seven weeks old. She loves hers. Now that a colleague just got a baby boy and a friend is expecting a baby girl, I found a wonderful occupation for those morning napping times of my girl.
I copied the pattern, used a large fleece blanket and two shirts - et voila - 2 new snugly blankets

I have to start with the ears, it's the part I like most.


both blankets


slit pockets in the back to pull the seatbelt through


my little one modeling


--- EDIT - TUTORIAL

you'll need
-fleece for the blanket, flap, back of ears
-jersey for front of ears, brim of hood, bias tape

cut (no seam allowances included!)
- blanket on fold - 1x fleece
- flap on fold - 1x fleece
- ear - 2x fleece, 2x jersey
- brim - 35cm x 5cm jersey, looks nice if not cut on bias (see blue blanket)
- bias tape - 5cm wide (jersey does not necessarily need to be cut on bias, but it looks nice if you do use stripes)

basic measurements:


1. sew ears
put jersey and fleece right sides together, sew, trim seam allowances quite short (less than 1/4 in)
turn right side out, gather at bottom to achieve nice little teddy ears

2. put ears in ear seams
pin ears, close seam, serge edge
pay attention that you put both ears in the same direction (both to the outside)

3. close top of hood

4. put brim on hood
fold brim in half (optional serge edge)
center brim on hood
pin ends of brim to the outside (picture shows inside, but that does not look so nice after putting on bias tape)
serge in both directions, topstitch to keep in place


5. enclose top of flap with bias tape

6. baste flap to blanket (very close to the edge, so that you won't see the stitches after putting bias tape around it

7. enclose blanket from brim to brim with bias tape

8. put slit pocket into blanket
use leftover of bias tape/brim for the inside, serge outer edge
follow silk81's slit pocket tutorial
inside of slit for car seat


9. clip all loose threads and you're done Smiley
 
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