preschool blanket

On January 2013, I sewed these crib bumpers using regular cotton filled with an organic cotton batting from Warm Company. They looked very good and were very useful.

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Now Marco doesn’t need the crib bumpers anymore. Also, he is starting preschool -yay! I can’t believe that little chubby baby from the picture above is already in preschool!- so he was in need of a preschool blanket.

I decided to re-use the organic cotton. So, first I unstitched the crib bumpers using… my victorinox (I’m more a maintenance technician than a fashion designer lol).

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Afterwards, I sewed the parts creating a rectangle. This was going to become the blanket’s filling.

I got these lovely fabrics for the blanket at my local fabric store. I needed 1 yard of each.

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I put the filling in the middle and I sewed a rectangle leaving about 10 cm. over the edges.

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Then, I unstitched some of the corners to sew correctly the edges.

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And after 3 hours, the project was done and it looked great!

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You can adjust even more the filling by adding some stitches to the middle part of the blanket, using a cross-stich like in a quilt.

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This project was so easy. I didn’t use patterns, I just took the measures properly and used a lot of pins! If you want to do this and need any help, let me know!

Happy first day of school!

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My little one with his blanket.

2 Replies

  • Andra qué linda quedó! me dan ganas de tener máquina y saber hacer algo con ella!!! Me encanta la tela, y sobre todo el modelo!
    Feliz primer día de colegio al cachetón más lindo!!!

    • Gracias tots! Coser este tipo de proyectos es bastante fácil así que si un día te animas, me avisas y te ayudo con gusto 🙂 Besotes!

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