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Sew a Double Minky Satin Bound Baby Blanket

January 9, 2015 – 8:00 am | 6 Comments
How to sew the softest DIY baby blanket with two layers of minky fabric and satin binding

For Christmas, I made Baby B some soft new blankies that I was hoping she’d like and grow to love as her special blankies. So far, my plan is working and she seems to really love …

How to Finish Baby Receiving Blankets with a Serger

July 23, 2014 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
This is the easiest way to make adorable baby receiving blankets! Use a serger, and make a narrow rolled hem.

One of my most favourite and practical baby gifts to give and receive are flannel receiving blankets. And not just regular old baby blankets – extra large receiving blankets that are perfect for swaddling newborns. …

Sew a 3-in-1 Nursing Cover, Carseat Canopy and Stroller Shade

April 23, 2014 – 9:00 am |
Sew a 3-in-1 Nursing Cover, Stroller Shade and Carseat Canopy

The more babies I have, the more I realize that less is more when it comes to baby gear. If I can use one item for a number of uses, I’m all over it. That’s …

Sew a Patchwork Duvet Cover

May 8, 2013 – 8:00 am | 15 Comments
Sew a Patchwork Duvet Cover by The DIY Mommy

With the impending completion of Our DIY House arriving soon (I hope!), I’ve been trying to get as many decor things done in advance as I possibly can.
Little C’s room is one of the easier …

Crochet an Organic Cotton Granny Square Baby Blanket – Part 2: Joining the Squares & Finishing

January 9, 2013 – 8:00 am | 12 Comments
Crochet an Organic Cotton Granny Square Baby Blanket by The DIY Mommy

After crocheting what seems like a bazillion little granny squares, this is the fun part – putting them all together and finishing off the blanket!
(If you missed part one of this tutorial on how to …

Crochet an Organic Cotton Granny Square Baby Blanket – Part 1: The Squares

January 7, 2013 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Crochet an Organic Cotton Granny Square Baby Blanket by The DIY Mommy

I fell in love with vintage-looking granny square blankets last spring when I saw them all over Pinterest. I especially liked the ones with vibrantly coloured squares surrounded by white or cream stitches. So pretty!
I …

9 Favourite Tutorials of 2012 from The DIY Mommy

December 28, 2012 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
9 Favourite Tutorials of 2012 from The DIY Mommy. Boutique blanket, baby necktie, I am Loved The Help Onesie, Infinity Scarf, Soother Clips, Glider Recover, Upcycled Baby Headband, DIY Photo backdrop and Princess Dress.

This year was awesome. It was the year that I settled into being a mommy of two, the year that I turned 30 and finally began to be confident in who I was as a …

Sew a Boutique Blanket – For Baby!

October 16, 2012 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments
Sew a Boutique Blanket for Baby from The DIY Mommy - Tips on choosing baby-friendly fabric and sewing with minky

by Christina Dennis

This post on how to sew a generously fluffy boutique blanket has been quite popular for the last few months, and I’ve also received a few questions via comments and emails on how …

Sew a Boutique Blanket

May 11, 2012 – 5:09 am | 28 Comments

I love soft, cuddly blankets! My favourite combination for a blanket is to sew it using cotton on the outside and buttery soft minkee fabric on the inside. The result is a substantial, high-quality blanket that is wonderful for a baby, for a living room throw, or for a bed! Minkee (or “minky”) fabric can be very thick and slippery. It also is a pain to cut because it can be so furry – fuzz can fly everywhere! In this tutorial on how to sew a “boutique” blanket, I’ll share how I work with this fabric. It’s a little tricky, but the results are beautiful.

Knit a Simple Striped Baby Blanket

June 5, 2009 – 3:36 am | One Comment

Hand-knit blankets are treasures to keep forever, and what’s more cozy than a chunky knit, stripey blankie for your little one? Because it’s knit with chunky yarn and large needles, this projects won’t take too …