DOUBLE SIDED MINKY BABY BLANKET TUTORIAL
I set out to make Jemison the perfect baby blanket before he was born, but blankets can be bulky and difficult to pack, so I decided to make a roll-up blanket that fits easily in my bag while still leaving room for all the other baby essentials.
I made mine 42u00d742 to make room for my growing baby! My toddler has grown attached to his baby blanket, which doesn’t really cover him up, so I wanted to make sure that this blanket would last through the toddler years as well! Cut 2 strips 4 inches by 25 inches for the ties. Pin right sides together and sew around the edges leaving a 1/2 inch seam.
How much fabric do I need for a Minky baby blanket?
You’ll need 2 yards of minky fabric (1 yard of each color), sharp scissors, and a ruler or yard stick to make a no-sew baby blanket.
Is Minky fabric hard to sew?
Because minky fabric is knit, it stretches, making it a little shifty when sewing and cutting.
Is Minky fabric double sided?
Unlike traditional minky, which has a soft side and a flat woven back, Double Sided Minky has a raised pile that doesn’t pill and stays soft wash after wash. *All fabric comes from a pet and smoke free studio.
Why are Minky blankets so expensive?
The main reason minky blankets are more expensive is because of the fabric. Most minky blankets are made of high-quality polyester fabric, which gives them a silky feel, and because they’re made of more expensive fabric, they’re more expensive.
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.
What is a Minky baby blanket?
Minky blankets are made of 100% polyester, which is commonly used in the production of baby blankets, clothing, and accessories. If you’ve ever held a baby blanket, you know how soft they are.
What is the difference between Minky and cuddle fabric?
Cuddle u00ae is a brand name, just like Kleenex. It is a type of fabric called minky, which is sometimes spelled minkee (another brand name). Minky is a product name, just like tissue is a product. Cuddle u00ae is a 100% polyester microfiber plush fabric made by Shannon Fabrics.
Should I use batting with Minky?
The u201csew and flipu201d method works best with an 80/20 cotton batting, such as Warm Bond from the Warm Company. To make a soft snuggle blanket, use the same u201csew and flipu201d method as above, but without the batting. Simply sew the strips to the backing fabrics like you would when using batting.
Is Minky fabric safe?
Minky fabric, once washed, is ideal for babies because it is not only super soft, warm, and cozy, but it is also hypoallergenic. Remember, only fire-retardant or approved bedding should be used in cribs.
How do you make a no sew blanket?
Blanket with No Sew Fleece
- Step 1: Pick a Print and a Contrasting or Matching Solid.
- Step 2: Line Up the Two Fabric Pieces.
- Step 3: Trim to the Same Size.
- Step 4: Cut Out the Corners.
- Step 5: Cut the Fringe.
- Step 6: Start Tying Knots.
- Step 7: Continue Around the Blanket.