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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Doll Blankets:.

This project was originally shared on the blog for Shannon Fabrics last week. I'm thinking it's a great idea for this time of year, when many of you are likely buying dolls for all of the little girls in your life!

Awhile back, I made some great swimsuit cover ups using some Shannon Cuddle Fabric. I can’t tell you how many compliments I received on these all summer long. Lucky for me, I had some leftover fabric, so I made a quick little project for my girls using it!

Doll Blankets at SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

As you can see, I used a mix of the Chevron cuddle fabrics and the Paisley cuddle.

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

I started off by taking our toddler Rapunzel dolls and using her as a measurement guide. Really, you can make these blankets as big or small as you like. If you have a doll bed, you might want to adjust the measurements to fit as a blanket for that. I didn’t want ours to be very big, so I made it just right to cover her.

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

I decided to make the blanket about 12” wide and 14” long. I also thought it would be fun to do a spin on one of my most popular tutorials, my strip baby blanket.

I cut the back of the blanket to be 14” x 12”. Then I cut seven strips to 2.5” x 12”.

Doll Blankets at SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

Take two strips, and sew them together, with wrong sides facing each other. I generally use about a 1/4” seam allowance on the strips.

Doll Blankets at SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

Do this for all of your strips.

Doll Blankets at SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

Put the blanket backing and the strips piece with wrong sides facing together, and sew along all four edges. Again use about 1/4” seam allowance. You may have a bit of extra backing at this point; just trim it to be even with the strip piece.

Doll Blankets at SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

Take your scissors and fringe all of the raw edges. Be careful not to cut your seams!

Doll Blankets at SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

Throw the blanket in the wash to eliminate any loose cuddle pieces. It will also help fluff the fringe a bit. Then your blankets are ready to be used!

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

I have three girls, so naturally I made three blankets.

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

They have had a great time taking care of their dolls with their new blankets. I love seeing their little mommy instincts come out.

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

These work for baby dolls as well. The dolls got to take a nap together in the crib!

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

Even my two year old enjoyed doing a little mothering. What is it about babies loving on babies?

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing

Okay, say it with me now: “Awww….”

Doll Blankets by SumosSweetStuff.com - These are a great project for scraps, and would make a great gift! #sewing


3 comments:

  1. Thanks Sumo! I pinned it, I've got tons of doll boards and I know my "people" will love it!

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  2. Those are so cute and look so soft!! Love the fabric.

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