I have two cousins welcoming new babies in the next month, so my family had a big shin-dig of a party this past Sunday.
I used Katy of No Big Dill’s tutorial she posted on Delia Create’s Nesting Series, HERE. Although Katy seems to be able to sew straight lines on her bias tape and I do not. I thought mine looked close to hers, but now that I post these pictures, they make me laugh out loud! Can I blame it on the thickness of my fabric once folded in half? No? Ok…I accept defeat. I never have liked competition much. Oh look, this 4” portion didn’t turn out too crooked!
The good news is that the mamas seemed to like them, and said the crooked stitching looked like it was on purpose. So I went with it ;). What sweet ladies they were.
I might have to make one for me because they are SO soft! I’m not sure what the fabric was called. I bought it at Joann by the minky fabric. I bought some minky last week with their awesome sales and 20% off total purchase coupon to try using the same fabric as Katy did in her tutorial, and it is MUCH thinner, so here’s to better luck with the bias tape next time.
I ended up serging the edges on the second blanket before sewing on the bias tape because it was way too thick.
Plus I had to sew on the bias tape this way…
because when I didn’t do that, the back looked like this:
Not pretty. So yah, those are my tips if you are trying to use thicker cuddly fabric as I did. I’m excited to try it on minky. Speaking of minky, Abby from Sew Much Ado posted some great tips on sewing with minky yesterday.
And since my favorite part about Katy’s blankets were her cute No Big Dill tags, I decided to tackle some of my own. I used Twill Patches for them and traced a design I made on my computer.
I embroidered it and sewed it on the blanket. I have to say I quite like them. (and yes, I can’t draw a straight line either. It’s a curse.)