Roll-Up and Go Baby Blanket Tutorial

Baby blanket tutorial - LOVE!One of the best gifts you can give to a soon-to-be mother is a soft, adorable, minky baby blanket! New moms want to make sure they have everything ready to go for their baby. The perfect baby blanket provides comfort, warmth, safety and lots of cuddles

Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

As a mother, I have wanted to make something special for each of my kids before they were born. My 2 year old is extremely attached to his double-sided minky blanket and I wanted to make sure that I had a new blanket that was extra special for our new baby boy! So I made a double-sided minky blanket just for him. I am absolutely in love with the soft minky. It is so adorable!

Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

 I wanted it to be something that would be easy to use on-the-go because summer is a crazy busy time for us and we are constantly going! Blankets can be bulky and hard to pack, so I decided to make a roll-up blanket so that I can easily roll it up, tie it off and go. Once it is tied up, it easily fits in my bag with plenty of room for all the other baby essentials. 

I wanted it to be something that would be easy to use on-the-go because summer is a crazy busy time for us and we are constantly going! Blankets can be bulky and hard to pack, so I decided to make a roll-up blanket so that I can easily roll it up, tie it off and go. Once it is tied up, it easily fits in my bag with plenty of room for all the other baby essentials. 

Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial for parents on-the-go

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 1/2 yard minky
  • 1 1/2 yard coordinating minky
  • coordinating thread
  • sewing supplies

Instructions:

1. Find the perfect fabrics for your blanket and cut them to size. Typical baby blankets are 36×36, however, I love to have a blanket to set out on the floor as my babies get a little bigger and are moving around a bit. So I chose to make mine 42×42 to give a little more room for my growing baby!

Minky Fabrics for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

Plus, my toddler became attached to his baby blanket and it doesn’t really cover him up, so I wanted to make sure that this blanket will last through the toddler years as well!

2. Once you decide on a size, add 1/2 to 3/4 inch to each side before you cut. I cut mine 45×45 so that I would have some room to work with! 

Measure and Cut  for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

3. Once your fabric is cut to size. Place one fabric face up on the floor and place the coordinating fabric face down on top of it.

Right Sides together  for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

4. Line up your edges and pin together.

pin your fabrics  for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

5. After pinning, you are ready to start sewing. Sew along the edges leaving 1/2 inch seam. Go all the way around.

Sew edges leaving 1/2 inch seam  for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

6. You will want to leave about 3-5 inches open so that you can flip the blanket inside out once you have sewn around the edges. 

Leave an opening  for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

7. Cut 2 strips 4 inches by 25 inches for the ties. Pin the strips right sides together and sew around the edges leaving a 1/2 inch seam. Flip the strips inside out and iron flat. You can top stitch these strips if you would like!

Pin your ties  for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

8. Flip the blanket inside out and lightly iron the edges with a warm iron so that it will be easy to topstitch the edges. Pin again all the way around the edges. Insert the ties into the 3-5 inch opening you left on your blanket and attach firmly with two pins. This way when you topstitch they will be firmly attached.

Press and pin again before topstitch  for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

9. Topstitch around the edges leaving 1/4 inch seam. Trim any leftover thread and you are good to go!

Topstitch the edges  for Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

10. Fold up and go!

Ties for Roll-Up Baby Blanket

 This blanket was so easy to make and so adorable. It will be so perfect to lay out for baby boy to use this summer and will definitely protect his soft skin! Now I just have to make sure that my other kids don’t fall in love with it and try to claim it as their own!!

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This really would be the perfect gift! So if you are looking for an easy project that will be cherished… try out this double-sided minky baby blanket!!

Roll-Up Minky Baby Blanket Tutorial

Good luck!!

 

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Comments

  1. Jaime Jeffer says

    Such an adorable blanket! I have a new grandbaby coming so I will definitely make one. Can you substitute flannel instead of minky?
    Thanks!

    • Judy says

      I think you can use Minky on one side and flannel on the other. I have made a rag quilt that way. I am concerned about the blanket having attached ties. I understand the reason for the ties, but I think that could be a hazard. I would make it without the ties attached. Maybe make one long tie that mom could keep in her tote bag if she wanted to wrap it up.

  2. Katie Cottingham says

    Instead of the long flappy ties stitched into the sides or an unattached tie (which personally I would lose instantly) what about stitching the tire down along the flat side of the fabric, reducing how much bumpy you need to make double sided so the loose ends only extend enough to tie together when rolled. Or maybe make a little bag to stuff the roll into for ease of packing?

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