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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Warm Weather Wrap for Baby

Although summer is almost over, this is a good project to make ahead for next year.  A baby needs a little wrap for sleep time whenever the air conditioner is on, and a blanket seems too fuzzy and hot for covering during summer months.  This warm weather wrap is made from a fabric with crinkle; we always called it "plisse" and it was used a lot for summer pajamas or gowns.  I like it because it can be washed time and time again without needing to be ironed, and stays soft and cuddly.



I buy about two yards of fabric if I want a 36 inch square cover, two and one half yards if I want the cover to be 40 inches square, and enough eyelet to go around the entire wrap.  This allows me to double the fabric, enclosing the eyelet around the edges.  I baste the eyelet to the right side of one square, raw edges even, with the eyelet turned to the inside so it is caught inside the seam when the second square is placed, right sides together, onto the first square.  I sew around the square, following the basting threads, and leave a few inches open for turning right side out, then sew the opening.  Rounded corners make for an easier finish.

 
This wrap is made from double fabric and the edges are enclosed with bias tape.  Both of these just happen to be prints suitable for a baby boy.
 
These make nice shower gifts for a mother-to-be who appreciates home made items.
 
Hope my instructions made sense; pictures of each step would have been helpful I know.
 
Charlotte

16 comments:

  1. Very cute! Using that is such a great idea for the warm weather months. I'll have to remember that the next time I need a baby gift.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day
    Kristie

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  2. Oh this is so sweet and would keep any baby warm and stylish!!

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  3. Sweet little blankets, my Mother made little blankets like that for all my children!

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  4. I can remember having little nightgowns made of that sweet material Charlotte. What a precious little blanket.

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  5. Great idea for blankets in the summertime. :)

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  6. That is darling, Charlotte! And I love the fabric~ it is so cute.
    And your instructions were perfect~ a lot better than most patterns I buy!

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  7. So pretty and cute. When I was having my babies, I had a friend who always made one of these for each child. I still have them tucked away in keepsake boxes.My daughter loved hers so much that she would not go to sleep without it.One day, her baby will have it passed down to use!

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  8. Perfect baby gifts! You do beautiful work!

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  9. Those are beautiful, Charlotte! I'm sure any mom or mom-to-be would be tickled to receive such a special gift.

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  10. I love your baby blankets. I really like the one with "airplanes". I have two daughter-in-laws; and they both are pilots. One a commercial airline pilot; the other does flight instructor training. So we always peek at fabric with planes on them.

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  11. Easy is the word..I'm always looking for the easy patterns..That is a pretty little blanket..Knowing me it still wouldn't come out as pretty as yours..

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