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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

TUTORIAL: Double Layered Gauze Swaddle Blanket

After Oliver was born this summer and we found out he was a boy, I sat down one night and sewed him up some of of his very own stretchy Gauze Swaddle Blankets that Dana shared on her blog a few months prior.  I still don't understand how I never knew about them before especially having Oliver be my 4th little babe, I guess I missed the big craze as I was using Noah's hand-me-down blankies with the girls.  

Well, Dana made them look so easy to make which they totally were and add in the fact that the gauze/muslin is super stretchy made them the perfect new baby wrap.  Plus I loved how lightweight they were for my summer baby which kept him nice and snug but not too hot (again, how did I not know about them before? I mean, hello! Oliver was my 3rd baby born in the summer!) 

Well this past January I had a few lovely friends have their sweet bundles of joy all within a week of one another so I decided what better gift to bring to them then one of these blankies along with a nice warm meal .  This time of year though all those new little babes need to stay extra warm so I thought a Double Layered Cotton Gauze Blanket would do the trick.  Stretchy, Wrappy, Cozy goodness...Perfection! 

Double Layered Cotton Gauze Blanket:
  1. Buy 1 yard each of two gauze (also known as muslin) prints. 
  2. Layer them on top of each other, right sides facing, and sew around the perimeter using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leaving a 3-4 inch opening at one side for turning.
  3. Turn the blanket right side out and topstitch around the perimeter of the blanket using a 1/8 inch seam allowance.  Make sure to sew the opening you left for turning the blanket right side out closed!
  4. Press your seams.
  5. Give as a baby gift!

Super stretchy, super sweet. I hope you make a few for the winter babes in your life!

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Blogger Emily LeBaron said...

Beautiful! I used the same printed fabric to make swaddle blankets for my baby girl- just used them in one layer though- Love how you doubled it up! Might have to re-do mine!

January 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Those are such pretty fabrics, and any blanket that stretches to help swaddle has to be amazing. =)

January 30, 2013 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I love that print too, Emily! Was also thinking it would make a great infinity scarf!

January 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

It is so awesome Charity! How did no one think of making stretchy swaddle blankets years ago?

January 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Delia said...

Such a gorgeous fabric Maggie. Very pretty!

January 30, 2013 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger TACIStudio said...

I love it. Love the fabric and such a vibrant color. Beautiful!

January 31, 2013 at 1:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maggie - Where are you finding this fabric? It's really pretty! Karen

January 31, 2013 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Thanks Delia! :-)

January 31, 2013 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Thank you so much! <3

January 31, 2013 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Hi Karen!
I bought both fabrics at Joann's! They have a lot more color/print combos too...I wish I photographed all the blankets I made like this but forgot too!

January 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM  
Anonymous kc @ genxfinance said...

That is lovely. My little girl would love that. :)

February 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Linda :) said...

Hey Maggie....where did you get your tags done? The blankets are great but the tags caught my eye :)

February 5, 2013 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Hi Linda!
There is a link in the Tutorials tab up top in the Sewing sections where I talk about my tags! Enjoy!

February 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Graciela said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Maggie! I finally had the opportunity to make one and it turned out beautiful! Such a fun, quick project! I really enjoy reading your blog!

July 2, 2013 at 10:18 AM  

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