My poor sewing machine has been neglected lately, gathering dust in the closet.
But, I dusted her off to make this sweet minky blanket for my friend Kellie and her new addition. And it came together in less than an hour. (Forgive the wrinkles, I was in a rush to get it shipped off and should have ironed.)
Henry still sleeps with his minky blanket every night. So I was determined to create something that another baby may treasure. This one is made of 1 1/2 yards of quilting cotton and 1 1/2 yards of minky dot fabric.
To make, I just cut the fabric and minky backing to 44×44 inches. Using a bowl, I rounded the edges. Then, I just pinned it together and sewed around the edges (right sides facing). I left a turning hole and then I topstitched all the way around the edges.
The back is so soft, and the front has a great pop of pattern.
And I included this matching minky stuffed elephant. It was so soft that Henry didn’t want to give it up. But it was destined for baby Elijah. (I’m also sharing the details to make this little guy over at the Silhouette blog.)
I think the sewing machine was happy I came back. And I have a few other sewing projects on the horizon that I’m anxious to start. I don’t think my machine will be getting lonely.