Often asked: How To Sew A Two Sided Flannel Baby Blanket?

How to Sew a Double-Sided Baby Blanket

The instructions below will teach you how to sew a twin-sized blanket for your baby, which is the easiest and softest baby blanket you can make, and you can tackle this project even if you only have beginner sewing skills.

How to sew a double-sided baby blanket

I made my first baby blanket for a friend’s daughter in 2015, and I’ve since made five more, including one for my own daughter, but I haven’t photographed any of them. You can make a double-sided baby blanket if you can sew in a reasonably straight line.

How much fabric do I need for a baby blanket?

Pre-wash and dry everything to get any shrinkage out of the way; the soft cotton batting actually came pre-cut to 1 yard in a bag, so you’ll have very little waste.

What is the best material to make a baby blanket out of?

Some of the super minky-soft fabrics and stretchy fleeces are more difficult for a beginner to sew because they have a lot of stretch and are difficult to cut and sew.

Step 1: Cut the pieces

Cut three pieces of fabric at your desired dimensions, using a yard stick or another long straight edge to draw your cut line because cutting in a straight line can be difficult.

Step 2: Pin fabric in place and sew

Trim excess fabric from around the perimeter of the blanket and turn it right-side out. Sew a straight seam all the way around your fabric, leaving about 6 inches open anywhere in the seam. Clip the corners for sharper corners on your blanket.

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Step 3: Turn right-side out and pin the small opening shut

Fold a blanket right-side out by carefully working it through the 5-inch opening in the batting; if you’re having trouble keeping it neat, press the folded seam area with an iron.

Step 4: Sew the opening shut and sew a seam round the blanket’s entire perimeter

Sew a French seam all the way around the perimeter of the blanket to secure the opening while also adding a decorative trim. Sew shut with a straight stitch and make sure the French seam is visible from the outside.

What’s a French seam?

French seams are sewn around the edges of double-sided baby blankets to give the outside a flat, neat, and polished look. When the blanket is flipped right-side out, the raw edges of the fabric are hidden on the inside, but the edge does not look as polished.

And here’s the finished double-sided baby blanket

A standard size for a baby blanket is 30 inches by 40 inches, but the one I made in this tutorial is just a few inches smaller; it’s also machine washable and dryer-safe, making it simple to care for.

How much flannel do you need for a baby blanket?

You’ll need one yard of flannel for the top, one yard of flannel for the bottom, and a spool of coordinating thread to make your own double-sided flannel baby blanket. Cut the two pieces of flannel so they’re equal sizes and straight/squared up on all sides.

How do you make a double-sided baby blanket?

And here’s how to make an easy double-sided baby blanket!

  1. Step 1: Cut the pieces. Cut three pieces of fabric to the desired dimensions.
  2. Step 2: Pin and sew the fabric in place.
  3. Step 3: Turn right-side out and pin the small opening shut.
  4. Step 4: Sew the opening shut and sew a seam around the entire perimeter of the blanket.
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What are baby flannel blankets used for?

It’s a thin blanket that can be used for a variety of tasks related to early infancy, such as swaddling and burping. It’s usually sold in a pack of two or four.

How do you finish flannel edges?

If you don’t have a serger or overlock machine, a zig-zag stitch on the fabric edge is ideal for flannel garments.

What size should I make a baby blanket?

Sizes of Baby Blankets

Type Size
Swaddle blankets 40×40 to 48×48 (approx.)
Receiving blankets 18- inch square to a 36- inch square
Crib blankets 40 inches by 60 inches
Multi-use blankets 30 to 40 inches

What is the best material to make a baby blanket out of?

Cotton fabric is the most popular choice for children’s and baby apparel because it is soft, absorbent, and gentle on a baby’s skin. Organic fabric, especially organic cotton fabric, is ideal for babies because it is grown without the use of chemicals or fertilizers.

How do you finish the edges of a blanket?

You can finish a fleece blanket with a simple folded hem, adding fringe to the edges and tying it into knots, or weaving fringe loops around the blanket’s edges to create a braided edge once you’ve cut your fleece fabric to the dimensions you want it to be.

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