Blanket One (Hayley's blanket)
|My Sewing Machine...well my mom's old machine...it's not new or fancy but it is old and build well and I love it!|
Start by folding one side over like shown in the photo. By doing this you create a better edge that is easier to sew and less likely to fall apart in the wash.
Step 5: Continue folding over the all four sides
and pin as you go. Each pin should be about 3-4 inches apart
|(When you buy 2 different types of material you might find they are different heights. |
Just remember to trim the excess off)
Step 6: Time to start sewing. Remember to always back track your stitch when you start.
Step 7: Sew the first 3 sides completely making sure to lift the foot when you get to each corner and rotate the fabric to start sewing the next side so that you have a flowing stitch. (if you need more explanation let me know and I'll post a video)
Step 8: After you have sewn the first three sides go on to the forth side. Sew it until you get a few inches from the end. (How many inches will depend on the thickness of your fabric the thicker the more of a gap you will need)
|As you can see I am not perfect. If you mess up and go to close to the edge thus leaving a gap just go back to about an inch before you messed up and go over the area again and continue on. You won't be able to tell in the end.|
Step 10: Once the blanket is right side out use your fingers to poke the corners out and shape them.
Step 11: Take the gap that is left in the blanket and press it together along the seem line. Then sew the gap closed as close to the seam line as you can.
It's not perfect but it really is small an no one should look too close. If you can use a thread color that blends into your fabric.
Second blanket (Jenny's Blanket)
This will be a mostly photo tutorial only a few added tips for this type of material. Same instructions as Hayley's blanket only different materials. (2 1/2 yards of each) Cotton and a fluffy fuzzy material I found. It is extremely slippery so I even more must stress the importance of pinning your fabrics together securely.
|Right Sides Together|
|Fold and Pin|
|Remember if the fabric is two different heights cut off the excess.|
|Start at the end of each corner|
|With your needle down in the fabric lift the foot and turn your fabric|
|This material is very slippery. Remember to constantly |
smooth it out to avoid it catching underneath .
|See I ran out of thread here... It's ok though just start over a few inches before the spot |
and continue on.
|Mind the Gap! See this gap is larger because the material is thicker|
|Pull the fabric through|
|Push out your corners|
|Press and Sew the Gap|