One thing I’ve learned over the years is that store-bought receiving blankets are never big enough! If you just plan on covering the baby up with one, fine. But, try bundling a baby up in one. Their little feet and legs wiggle out and they seem to be all bunched up. That is one reason I started making my own. Besides, who doesn’t like something handmade! They are certainly nicer and less expensive.
Receiving blankets are easy to make. I make most of mine out of flannel material. One yard of material will make one blanket with enough left over to make a toy or bib or other small matching gift to give. My blankets are 36″ square.
One package of blanket binding will make 2 blankets. I cut the blanket binding down the center for a thin silk edge to the blanket. The hardest part for me is sewing on the binding.
I am NOT a seamstress. My mom was. I only dabble. I don’t make anything that has to be fitted or worn in public. I did make nightgowns for my girls when they were little, but that is about it. I enjoy making small gift items for others – nothing very complicated.
The receiving blanket pictured is one given recently with other items I’ve been sharing. I hope by my sharing my projects with you that I have given you some ideas for gift giving yourself. If you ever have any questions about how I do something or anything else, please let me know. Or, if you have ideas or additions to mine, please feel free to share. I love hearing from you!