Today I have another great baby project: Easy DIY Baby Swaddle Blanket Pattern and Tutorial which sews up quickly in 10 minutes.. This is perfect for anyone who wants to make a quick gift for a new baby! Often many store bought swaddle blankets are never quite big enough to get a good swaddle, by making your own you can make one large enough for baby to grow and still wrap them up tight. Also by using a knit, the fabric can breathe so baby doesn’t get too hot and has a slight stretch to it to help keep them snug.
For this project, you will need 1 yard of Knit fabric. You can use Jersey Knit or Interlock (not as stretchy) for this project. I used an organic interlock knit from Spoonflower, which is fun because your choice of prints is nearly endless. When the fabric arrives it is a little bit stiff but once you wash it, it softens right up. My other go-to for making items for baby is Fabricworm’s Organic knit fabrics. They have lots of great prints and are not quite as pricey. They are also the softest fabric I have ever felt! I really like the Wildland Collection they have right now and have been counting down the months until Tall Tales comes in (hurry up April)!
Find the fabrics used for blankets:
I can follow the instructions on the screen or click the link below to download the pattern and instructions.
Easy DIY Baby Swaddle Blanket Pattern and Tutorial
**** If using a regular sewing machine, be sure to use a ball point needle for the knit fabric to make sure you don’t have any skipped stitches.
You can find the pattern and template below