This easy baby blanket tutorial is such a quick and easy sewing project that even a beginner can tackle. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a baby blanket that is soft and cuddly. It only requires two pieces of fabric and the ability to sew a straight line.
If you are interested in creating a quick and easy baby quilt then check out our baby quilt tutorial here.
Watch the video tutorial below or scroll down for the written instructions
What You Need
- 2 pcs fabric measuring 42″ x 42″ each
What type of fabric can you use?
Technically you could use any type of fabric for this but since this is a baby blanket, you do want it to be soft and cuddly.
- We used flannel for one of the blankets (front and back) and for the other we used a combination of flannel (for the front) and Minky (for the back).
TOOLS USED IN THIS TUTORIAL
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- Creative Grids Ruler 8½” x 24½”
- Olfa 24″ x 36″ double-sided healing mat
- Olfa 60mm rotary cutter
- Oliso Iron
- Gutermann Sew-All thread
- Place your two pieces of fabric right sides together and pin together.
- Sew around the edge with a ½” seam ensuring that you leave an opening on one side that measures around 5 or 6 inches.
- This will allow you to turn the blanket through.
- Backstitch at the start and the finish as this will help to secure the stitches when you are turning the blanket through.
- Clip the corners as shown in the video in order to reduce the bulk.
- This will help to create nice crisp corners.
It can often be a good idea to turn the blanket through first before clipping the corners to ensure that everything has been caught up during your sewing.
- Reach into the opening and turn the blanket through so that the right sides are now facing outward.
- Press around the edges of the blanket and around the opening.
- Watch the video above for more info on how to do this.
- Now sew around the edge of the blanket with about an 1/8″ seam. This will enclose the opening.
- You could also use a fancy stitch here if you prefer.
- Your baby blanket is now complete!
Tanya b says
Thank you, I love this simple blanket, I have made several-who cares if it is a beginner pattern because the recipient loves the special personalized embroidered touch I give it.
You are so right Tanya, they are just so easy to make. Plus they make awesome gifts and they are so warm and snuggly. 🙂
This is such a cute blanket and I love the fabric. It’s nice to be able to quickly make these up so you always have something special on hand to give as a gift. Thank you.
LORA CARBARY says
Fabulous site and I have enjoyed your video’s I am a very new quilter and just starting my journey and wished I would have looked at your video’s before I started. I have learned many new things and plan to try new video’s in the future. I am making 2 baby blankets for a friend having twin girls and I plan on doing your simple baby blanket video. Thank you very much from Mt Juliet TN. Lora
This is great to hear Lora. So glad we were of some help to you.
Renae Lee says
Hi Alanda; this baby blanket is adorable! I love the fabric. My first experience with sewing was in 7th grade home economics class (1970’s). Been in love with it ever since – I didn’t get to sew much during my work years; however, now that I am retired it seems like I cannot stop buying fabric. So glad I found you on YouTube!
Alanda Craft says
That is so great to hear Renae. Sewing and quilting are so addictive and I can certainly understand where you are coming from when it comes to buying fabric. We have had to make a rule (that we almost stick to ) that we have to have a project in mind before we buy the fabric. Have fun with revitalized interest in quilting.
Amber Flavin says
Thanks for sharing this guide. I got clarity with images easily.
Cara Cannon says
Appreciating the time and effort you put into your website and in-depth information you offer. Thank you so much for these patterns – and thank you to the OPs too. Delightful and lovely ideas, I’d never have thought of them myself! Really looking forward to digging out the sewing machine.
Alanda Craft says
Thank you for the lovely comment Cara!
Sheila Macmillan says
Hi, I can do this one following your brilliant instructions. Thank you so much.
Alanda Craft says
Thank you for your lovely comment Sheila. This is such an easy project and ideal for someone just starting out.
Hi, I just finished watching your video. It was indeed very refreshing to me. I’m not a newbie to sewing, but it has been many years. I made things for my family when I was a young wife and mother, however being in the workforce took away sewing and creating time. In addition, my sewing machine stop working. However, I’m retired now and want to get back into sewing. Since its been awhile, around 30-40 years or so I decided to begin slow and simple. Plus, the machine that I will be using is a not a heavy duty machine, but a Singer Simple, one that I purchased for my oldest granddaughter when she decided she wanted to sew. I’m sure all the techniques will come back to memory, but I didn’t want to restart with a complicated project. So, I was looking for a simple beginning, and your tutorial was right on target. I’ve ordered fabric and waiting for it to be delivered. My plans are to emerge myself with making all types of baby blankets, etc… to give to new moms or moms in need, Paying It Forward.
There are so many new gadgets, tools and equipment out there, and I hope that I can navigate through it all. Even researching sewing machines have been challenging, but hopefully I’ll find one that will work for me. But, thank you for your simplicity in your presentation. I will give you an update, soon.
Alanda Craft says
Thank you for your lovely comment MaggieAnn. I am so pleased to hear that you are returning to quilting and sewing. Everything we make can be sewn on a home machine, so your Singer should be able to handle any of our projects. This beginner quilt is a nice easy one to ease back into sewing with. You might like to take a look at our latest baby quilt as well. It is also super easy to make. I love your idea of making baby blankest for new moms and moms in need. We look forward to seeing photos of the quilts you create. Here are the links to our latest baby quilt https://www.alandacraft.com/2021/03/30/blueberry-pie-quilt-block/ and to our submit your photos page https://www.alandacraft.com/submit-your-project/. All the very best with your future sewing endeavours, 🙂 cheers Wanda and Paula.