Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baby Presents- Wearable Blanket

I'm making my baby most of her presents for Christmas this year. Tonight while we visited with Santa at a party he asked her what she wanted while she had a death grip on his beard. I said something like "bath toys??" After we got home I actually started one of her gifts (I'm way late I know).

I love this blog. She has amazing tutorials like every day of the week. I saw this one and combined with awesome deals on Black Friday at Joann on fleece I decided I would go for it. I had this tutorial and many of her other tutorials, pinned for a while on my Pinterest.

I feel like I really stretched myself (again- like the swing cover) on this project. I did two things I had never done before. They were both really easy once I read instructions how to do it. The first was a zipper- I told you I was a novice sewer. The other was a snap. The tutorial she gives includes OTHER tutorials on things I wanted to learn how to do.

So here is the Wearable Blanket I made:
wearable blanket 001

wearable blanket 002

A couple variations I did:
  • I used a 14" zipper instead of a 22".  It only goes 2/3 of the way down the front but I don't think that will be a problem at all.
  • For my pattern I actually had a sleeveless sleep blanket that is too big to pattern it after instead of making my own.
  • I didn't round the bottom edges. I just didn't I think it was partially laziness. 
Do you see my zipper and snap? Pretty snazzy, huh?

For the zipper I used her tutorial included within the tutorial. For the snap I followed the directions on the back of the package. All I needed was a hammer and a spool of thread. I lined up the top and bottom pieces, centered the spool, and hammered away.

I want to hear about what you are making for others for Christmas this year!


Just Jaime said...

You inspire me! Great job! PB will love it

waymom said...

Super cute, great job Brooke :) I made one of those loopy t-shirt scarfs of pinterest for my sister for Christmas :)

Heather Landry said...

I think this is GREAT! I can't believe you did all of that as a novice. How inspiring!

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