Sew a Baby Receiving Blanket

sew a receiving blanket

You will need for this baby receiving blanket:
  • 1 yard or 2 yards flannel fabric for double sided receiving blanket

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Easy Instructions on How to Sew a Blanket

Cut fabric into 36 x 36 inch squares. For a one sided blanket, which is often how a receiving blanket is made, use only one square. Turn edge down  ½ inch and ½ inch again. Pin in place and sew around edges, taking out the pins as you go.

~Try a decorative stitch around sides for fun.

For a double sided receiving blanket, use two squares. Place right sides together and sew three edges. Turn right sides out and turn remaining edge in. Pin. Top stitch around all edges.

receiving blanket

blue checkmark You can also do this with fleece material. Cut a 36x36 inch square and hem edges as directed above for a one sided blanket or blanket stitch around the edges.

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Add a Trim to Your Blanket

Cut out fabric using the dimensions above or as you'd prefer. You will need two pieces the same size. On one piece of fabric, pin ribbon, ric a rac, or lace 1 inch from edge. In the corners double up and continue to pin down the edge.

blanket with trim

Sew edge of ribbon to fabric.

sewing trim

Add second piece of fabric on top of the sewn piece with right sides together. Pin edges together. Sew pieces together at the edge of ribbon. Leave a 2 inch opening for turning right sides out.

Pull blanket inside out through opening. Iron flat. Tuck in opening edges and sew. Continue top stitching along all edges. Top stitching is just sewing a simple stitch along the top of the project.

sewn trim on blanket

checkmarkYou can change this project into a burp cloth by making it smaller such as 20x12 inches.

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