Saturday, February 13, 2010

Receiving Blankets Tutorial {Part II}

Okay lets get this blanket sewed! Sorry it has taken me a couple of days to finish up this tutorial, but it take forever to upload lie, it has taken me longer to put this post together then finish the blanket.
Pick a pinned side and sew straight down a quarter of an inch in.

This is what it looks like as you come to the end of one sure that you've kept the bulk of the red fabric out of the way as you sew only want the two edges to be sewed together...
This is what your side should look like after you sew.

This is how it should look as you go to do the next side...I've kept my red material out of the way in the corner, we will take care of all the corners later...also remember that when you come to your fourth side, leave a nice 7-10 inch opening in the middle so you can flip it right side out.

This is what it should look like in every corner once you've sewed up each side.

Here is a picture of the opening I've left on one side so that I can turn it right side out once it's time...don't flip it yet, we still need to take care of the corners.

The top of blanket before the corners and before I've flipped it right side out.

Picture of the back before corners have been sewed.

Now the corners....have your iron and ironing board is our first corner...they should all look like this.

Pinch and....

Fold it over...

Then grab the point at the top and fold down again...give it a nice pressing with your are trying to make a nice guild line of where to sew.

Here is my guild line after pressing and opening my fold.

Sew along that line.

Cut off the excess.

Picture of what it should look like after you've sewed, cut and opened up the area.

Do the same to the other three corners and then you are ready to turn right side out...your corner should look like this.
The side of the blanket should look like this when it's right side out.

Here I've located my opening and I'm preparing the area to be sewed up during my top stitch around the whole blanket...I've just folded the red down to meet up with the dino fabric and ironed it a little to stay in place for when I feed it through the machine.

This where I position my foot peddle for the top stitch...I like to pick a fun stitch, like a zig zag or any thing nice and thick and cool looking...that all depends on what your machine has to offer and what you like. Stitch all the way around and and your done!

Fold or roll up how ever you want...I usually roll up a few and tie with a strip of one of the fabrics or use a cute's kinda neat looking if you've made two or three for someone and they are all tied up together with a cute little tag....but that is all up to you. Obviously you can do several different things with this idea once you've put your mind around making your first could do matching burp cloths (rectangular or whatever), etc. Have fun!


Jon and Kari-Lynn Tarleton said...

ADORABLE!! thanks for the tut. i'll have to use it!!

gigi said...

Happy Vd!
You did a great job of your tutorial! I can't wait to have the time to make one. When I do I'll take a picture for you.
Lots of love this Valentine's day.
Love you and your's.

cherrystones said...

I'm not making fun of your friend, but I would never wish anyone Happy VD (I couldn't help myself). Sorry Gigi, the girl I don't know. Tara, awesome awesome!! Jealous jealous.

Jake and Alayna said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Those blankets are darling! I really want to try this. You are so talented, thanks again for taking the time to make this tutorial.

kanishk said...

I'll take a picture for you.
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