Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DIY Gauze Swaddle Blankets

Awhile ago, I found {this} tutorial on {MADE} for sewing your own gauze swaddle blankets.  I pinned it immediately, because

       a) good gauze swaddle blankets are typically pretty pricey
       b) they will be perfect for the AZ heat
       and
       c) I can make sure the blanket is big enough to actually swaddle Little Miss without it coming undone all the time.

Essentially, all you do is cut an even square out of your fabric, finish the edges (you can serge if you like) and then you're done.  Super simple.

Here's what I came up with.  After following the tutorial mentioned above, I had a plain pink, 46"x46" square gauze blanket.  I wanted to dress it up just a tad, so I found a pattern for a little elephant that I could turn into an applique.

Using some scrap fabric I had laying around, and following the directions on the fusible webbing, I came up with this sweet little thing.



So, for less than $7.00, I have a blanket that I love and hopefully one that will keep my little one swaddled tight!


15 comments:

Meg said...

I found your link on delightful order, and I just love the little elephant applique you added to your blanket. Cotton Gauze (muslin) swaddle blankets are the best!

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

Aah! I love that little elephant! SO cute!

Carla Karam said...

Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Adorable, love the light fabric. Found your cute blankie at Bloom Designs Link Party. ~Lori

Carole said...

cute elephant. Cheers

Marigold Haske said...

This is so cute! I'd love to have you add it to my link party: http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-blog-hop-1.html

Katherines Corner said...

sweeet! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing on the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hoping you have a great weekend xo

Hubba said...

Love this cute baby blanket, perfect for baby showers and gifts.
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Anastasia Ricks said...

These look soooo cozy! The little elephant is too cute!! I found you on Happy Hour Friday blog hop and am a new follower. It would be great if you'd visit and follow me back at http://lifeofblocks.blogspot.com/ Thanks!
Anastasia

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

Lovely! Thanks for linking up for Flash Blog Friday :-)

Ashley said...

o i love the elephant!!
im here from the mingle hop:)
new follower!

xo
ash

Mrs. Swaddle said...

Cute, I like the elephant color pattern! Makes me want to swaddle my 1 year old son in it :)

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That's so pretty! Little Miss will be very comfy all swaddled in her new blanket.

Foy Update said...

Thanks for linking to our first Eat Make Grow Blog Hop!

I just had my first baby in June and we swaddled her every night for the first month. Then it got really hot and we don't air condition so she just slept in her diaper. I must go to the fabric store and get some light weight muslin. This looks so easy and perfect for August.

We are already on to Blog Hop #2. I hope you'll come and link to that one as well. Feel free to link to any older posts if you think they are timely and pertinent.

- Foy
http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-blog-hop-2.html

Rachel said...

These are so cute. I love swaddle blankets and finding big ones is such a pain! We linked up your post today in our baby gift round up. If you want to check it out-
http://onceuponasewingmachine.com/5-thing-we-love-unique-gifts-for-baby-showers/

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