So, when the BFF asked me to make baby L a sleeping blanket she was gracious enough to send me some fabric. She purchased a brown minky fabric and a white and brown cotton pattern. While it was cute and soft, it was going to take me a few extra steps if I wanted to use it for the sleep sack. So I asked her if I could use it for something else instead, and she asked for a blanket.
SWEET! Something easy!
I found a few tutorials (here, here, and here) but decided to go with this one in the end. I did change it a bit as I wanted a rounded edge instead of straight. I’ve realized that I like to read a few different tutorials on every project that I take on. I think it helps me solve problems that might arise. It also seems that I can take a little of one tutorial and mix it with another to make it easier on myself. Oh, I also have to mention that the tut I went with recommended “cutting” the cotton fabric by ripping it. When I read that I thought “bah! heck no I’m no ripping it!” It *totally* worked though, and much quicker and straighter than cutting it. I’ll definitely be using that technique for now on.
Here’s the finished product…
I did notice the minky fabric is a little more difficult than the cotton. It’s stretchy and moved around a lot even though I pinned the crap out of it. By the end there was a bit of extra that I had to cut off around the edge. Other than that, took me 30 minutes to finish it up once the fabric was cut.