Tuesday, July 30, 2013

[Sew Fun] Project #7 & #8: Baby Blanket and Hairbow




Definitely making up for lost time this July with my sewing challenge!  So far this year I've completed eight projects for my goal of one of month.

 - Baby Blanket
 - Hair Bow Headband



I decided to try my hand at some homemade gifts for Baby Paisley, of course, using a pretty paisley print. I made what I thought would be a simple and an easy baby blanket with cotton print on one side and soft minky fleece on the other, but that might have been harder than the coordinating bib and hair bow!  Getting two perfect 38" squares of fabric proved to be a bit more difficult than I intended.  I trimmed the blanket with some watermelon colored cotton bias tape made from a fat quarter and called it a day.  Once again, a project where the sewing was simple as pie and the fabric cutting stressed me out.  Hopefully I can get the hang of it because I'd love to make more.  A perfect blanket for tummy time, covering the car seat/stroller, or snuggling with through toddlerhood. 



After the blanket, I wiped up another terry backed bib.  This time I used a more symmetrical pattern and I'm really happy with the result. 


Finally I used some scrap to make a tiny bow for a headband.  This was my first attempt at a bow and definitely wasn't my best effort.  I think after completing it I thought of I more simpler way, so I'll try again to make a few more.





I also whipped up an envelope style cushion cover for an overstuffed pillow I've been using in Ashlynn's teepee.  However, I'm not really counting it as an official project.  Just a bunch of scrap material - canvas and coordinating leftovers from the teepee - made into a little cushion for her to lean against or sit on.  


Or day dream... 


...or make faces for when we won't leave her alone her and baby V alone in the teepee... we know he's an adorable boy who so nicely shares his puffs, but sorry honey, you're locked up for now!

14 comments:

  1. When are you coming to visit and giving me seeing lessons?! I barely have a straight line mastered... I'm obsessed with everything you make- seriously you always use the cutest fabrics!

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    1. I barely have a straight line mastered too!!

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  2. Was wondering where you found the band material for you headband?? Thanks :)

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    1. I found it at Joanns in the elastic aisle, their selection is small though, check amazon or etsy for more colors!

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    2. I just bought some for the creaseless hair ties I'm going to make from http://www.hairbowsuppliesetc.com/index.php?cPath=90

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  3. Crafty Momma! Love the new projects, and I'm seriously digging all your fabric choices!

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  4. Add these to your shop!! Love the name and the blanket!

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    1. This was actually more of the direction I had planned to go before the teepee got so popular! Although, it might be easier making teepees now, lol!

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  5. Love these! I made Adelle a similar blanket and it is her favorite blanket in the whole wide world. She can't live without it. I made it toddler bed size though so it is huge and bulky so I am planning on making her a little blankie with the same materials. I love all your sewing projects!

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    1. Aww, I love that she loves it! I want to make a toddler bed sized one for A for winter for her crib :)

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  6. Amazing job on the blanket, and all the other projects too, of course! I was kind of hoping there was some easy no brainier way of getting the fabric cut straight and symmetrically because I'm pretty sure I'll ruin everything I make if I have to be responsible for straight lines. Do you use some kind of board with lines to match them up? I have no idea how sewing works.

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    1. I have a self healing cutting mat that has lines and does help a TON, but this blanket was too big for my mat so it was hard to get the squares equal. I make sure its straight by folding in half each direction and on the diagonal. It just seemed like each time I would trim, one side then would get lopsided. Oh well, I'll get the hang of it!

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  7. so stinkin' cute! i'm amazed by your skills every time!

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