We’ve been chugging along at our own happy pace here at S&P recently. The summer weather, lots going on family-wise and a craft fair to prepare for has meant that we have enjoyed taking things at a slower pace. We decided to make a few bits and pieces for this particular fair – just to show off our wares – including these recieving blankets featured in the Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts by Martha Stewart.
If you’d like to make one yourself, you don’t need to buy the book as two layers of fabric are all they are; a layer of Anna Maria Horner voile and a layer of Cloud 9 organic flannel for warmth. They’re light, so ideal for the summer weather, and also for packing as they take up so little space. The voile works particularly well for those babies who like to rub the fabric between their fingers as it’s so slippery.
The blankets shown here are approximately 70cm x 113cm. To make them you will need to buy 3/4 of a metre of each fabric (three units of each fabric), cut both layers to the same size, and sew them right sides together using a 1cm seam. Then you turn the whole thing the right side out, press, and overstitch 5/8 of an inch all of the way around. Simples!