I work with two women who are pregnant, due in May, actually on the same exact day. Both are having boys. I also work with another woman who had a baby boy a few months ago. I knew I wanted to make some baby blankets for them but wanted to try my hand at a simple, single layer flannel receiving blanket.
Instead of measuring, folding, and ironing an exact hem on the back I had the thought to use my rolled hem sewing machine foot. It took a little practice and a lot of patience, especially with the corners, but I think it worked out well.
The trick with the rolled hem foot is to feed enough fabric through the little funnel part of the foot that it will actually sew a small hem, but not too much that it will jam. This just takes some practice. (Watch some Youtube videos!) I found that lining up my “in coming” fabric with a certain line on my machine helped. The edges won’t be perfectly straight unless you iron a teeny- tiny hem first. But this a step I wanted to purposely skip and see how the finished product would turn out. They turned out great! I washed and partly dried them in the dryer before hanging to finish drying.
Once I got started I was able to zip through each blanket. I personalized two of the three. One babe is still not named so maybe I’ll add the name on later.
Soft and snuggly, yet very light-weight, perfect for the warmer temps coming up. I can’t wait to gift them to my coworkers. And of course see pics of their little monsters on their blankets. 😉
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