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An easy way to make a blanket for your baby


Children's fleece blanket - this versatile product is convenient as a blanket, an envelope for walking in a stroller or bedspreads in a crib.

Lightweight and compact the plaid is irreplaceable and very convenient on trips, for games directly on the floor and on summer outings.

By spreading it on grass or sand, you can plant a child with toys on it and not be afraid that it will freeze and go cold.


Children's fleece products have many advantages:

  • quickly warm and pass air well, like natural wool or terry cloth,
  • soft and pleasant to the touch,
  • simplicity in leaving: perfectly erased and dry quickly
  • soft and warm alternative to baby blankets,
  • are inexpensivesince they are made from artificial raw materials.

Care Tips

Caring for a fleece blanket is not at all difficult. You just need to follow a few simple rules:

  • hand and automatic wash produced in warm water
  • when washing do not use powders,
  • do not dry on hot batteries,
  • Do not apply ironing to the product.

Do it yourself

A soft fleece blanket is necessary in the household: it is comfortable to wrap up with a book on a winter evening or make a bed.

The value of the plaid increases many times if you make it yourself.

How to sew a fleece blanket yourself, if you are not satisfied with the color or price of the store rugs?

Even a beginner needlewoman can make this useful thing with her own hands. Fleece is very easy to process and sew.

We will describe one of the workshops for sewing a plaid 115 by 90 cm.

Master Class

  • two pieces of 315 cm
  • contrast section 135 cm,
  • suitable threads
  • pins
  • centimeter tape
  • scissors and iron.

STEP 3 10 squares with a side of 25 cm are cut from the same fabric. The same ten squares must be cut from the contrasting piece.

STEP 4 Squares are stitched in a checkerboard pattern of 4 pieces into strips, leaving an allowance of 1.5 cm.

STEP 5 The seams are ironed, the strips are folded according to the principle of a checkerboard and the strips are attached to each other.

STEP 6 Parts are folded with the front sides to each other and stitched, without suturing 20 cm from one side.

STEP 7 Turn out through the hole, iron the blanket and sew the hole with a hidden seam.

STEP 8 On the front side with transparent kapron threads, the edges of the product are trimmed.

How to choose and where to buy

First of all, you need to decide what the fleece blanket will be used for.

As a bedspread, products with a size of 150x200 cm are suitable, but a blanket for travel will need a smaller one.

On sale you can find a variety of sizes of fleece blankets.

  • Newborn it is convenient to wrap in a square plaid with a side of 75 cm.
  • Children over 3 years old for sleep and games, a size of 100 by 150 is suitable, schoolchildren choose blankets with sides 140 and 200 cm.

In specialized and online stores wide range of prices for fleece blankets.

Various manufacturing companies offer products of different quality and design, Wholesale and Retail:

  • Russian company "Fidget" offers very high-quality products with the image of multi-heroes. The size of the sides is 130 and 160 cm, the cost of the products is 8 - 15 dollars.
  • Turkish company K> domestic company MONA LIZA produces fleece products of various colors with dimensions of 205 by 140 cm, for 7 - 12 dollars.

Cheap fleece blankets at a price of up to 300 rubles are often made of low-quality fabrics, quickly roll, deform and molt.

The lack of manufacturer’s coordinates on the packaging should alert the buyer.

Not so long ago, only natural fabrics were considered acceptable for children. But now more and more parents prefer fleece blankets.

They are safe for health, light, warm and soft, easy to care for. This is the best option for sleeping, playing and traveling your child.

What techniques exist

Self-production of children's things ensures that they will be made of good materials, will not cause allergies, carefully stitched, and not creep from the first wash. In addition to standard form products, you can make animals, numbers or letters. An easy way to use leftover fabrics and old diapers is to make a baby quilt in a patchwork style.

There are several quilting techniques. The choice of one of them affects the result. A baby blanket is made in the following ways:

  • watercolor,
  • quick squares
  • honeycombs
  • Russian square
  • Chess board,
  • strip to strip,
  • log hut.

A quilt for children is made colorful by stitching it from 5-7 types of materials with different patterns. It will be interesting for the child to consider images, invent stories. For walks, you can make a thing with a geometric pattern.

Quilt - a modern direction of sewing children’s and large quilts, a kind of patchwork. The principle of creating things in this technique involves stitching square, rectangular or other shapes of workpieces in a specific sequence.

How to correctly calculate the size

To determine the parameters of a future product, you should find out the standards that manufacturers use. In a crib for newborns, designed up to 3 years, choose blankets in size:

  • 90 by 120 cm
  • 100 by 120 cm
  • 100 by 135 cm,
  • 100 by 140 cm
  • 100 by 150 cm
  • 110 by 125 cm
  • 110 by 140 cm

There are 160 by 100 cm and 160 by 120 cm blankets in a crib designed for a 3-5 year old child. If the berth is of non-standard sizes, bedding is best to sew on your own. This approach allows you to create things that fit under a particular bed.

What fabric to choose

The front of the blanket is made of thick fabric. It must be durable, withstand numerous washing, dry quickly. For the inside, things choose a soft material that will be pleasant to the child. Hypoallergenicity, warmth are as important as the ability to pass air.

Fabric for walking rugs is better to choose waterproof, so that, in case of bad weather, the child is not wet.

Cotton cloth, satin or silk are great for double-sided blankets, because they are lightweight, do not collect dust. Bamboo cloth does not cause allergies, antistatic, has high wear resistance, vapor permeability.

What materials to fill

You can sew a baby blanket from synthetic winterizer, because it is lightweight, breathes well and is easy to work with. The heat of the finished thing is regulated by the thickness of the filler. For the summer version, a synthetic winterizer with a density of 100 g per square meter is used. m, and for the winter suitable 150-200 g per square. m

Among the alternatives, holofiber, silicone, batting can be considered. These materials are quite warm, lightweight, and also allow airflow to pass through perfectly. The market offers many other options, so you should take a closer look and consult with sellers.

Master Class

Do-it-yourself double-sided summer blankets for newborns. The manufacturing process is simple, fast.

For work you will need:

  • sewing machine,
  • fleece cut to the desired size,
  • silk ribbon for edging,
  • scissors,
  • hair clips
  • pins
  • thread of suitable color.

2 pieces of fabric of the desired size are folded with the wrong side inward, the edges aligned. If necessary, trim the material with scissors.

Having departed 1 cm from the edge, stitch the fleece folded in half, leaving 5 cm intact. This gap is sewn manually by basting.

Now it’s the turn of the white silk ribbon. Bend its edges, making a "plane" and iron it.

Putting under the fleece, fasten with hairpins to avoid bias. The beginning of the tape should be located in the middle of the future product. When the tape is evenly laid out on a layer of space, flash the machine with the line “zigzag”.

The photo shows how to fold a silk ribbon at the corners. The bend must be fixed with hairpins.

The end of the frill should overlap the beginning. The edge of the tape should be bent, like the beginning, “airplane”. Now needlewomen know how to sew baby blankets with their own hands without wasting time.

Making baby items can be facilitated by using purchased materials. It is much more difficult to make a product from old clothes, diapers, rags. The work becomes painstaking and requires more time, patience, imagination.

Cutting blankets

Take measurements before cutting. Dimensions are taken depending on the size of the crib and the purpose of the blanket. So that it hangs gracefully from the crib, add an allowance of 15-25 cm to the width and length. There are sizes of blankets according to the standard:

There are non-standard sizes:

  • 90x90 cm, blanket for a stroller, cradle,
  • 120x120 cm, blanket for discharge from the hospital, for walking,
  • 150x130 cm, the blanket is a sleeping bag in the shape of a bag, then it will come in handy as a simple blanket.

Make a blanket pattern by drawing a rectangle according to the measurements taken with an allowance of 1.5 cm on all four sides.

Necessary materials

Choose fabric according to the following criteria:

  • wear-resistant and durable, able to withstand repeated washing,
  • natural and with an antistatic effect (chintz, calico, linen, silk),
  • not be the cause of allergies in the baby,
  • no toxic dyes,
  • all layers should pass air well.

For the bottom of the blanket, select a cotton fabric. It is completely natural, breathable, but not wear resistant. Silk and twill are soft to the touch, but they require very delicate care. The most acceptable options - cambric, satin, fleece, bike, calico, bamboo canvas, meets all the specified criteria. The upper part of the blanket can be sewn from any fabric, as long as it is soft and natural.

The following excipients are used.

  1. Downy - lightweight, soft, air circulates through it, but clumps, it has a characteristic smell.
  2. Sherstepon - soft, absorbs moisture well, remains dry, it is not recommended to machine wash.
  3. The synthetic winterizer is lightweight, does not provoke allergic reactions, is perfectly erased, not expensive.
  4. Hollofiber - resistant to churning, very warm, does not deform during washing, more expensive than synthetic winterizer.
  5. Bamboo fiber - meets all the criteria crumple.

The most popular types of filler are synthetic winterizer and holofiber.

Calculate the amount of fabric as follows: take two lengths to measure, take into account the seam allowance of 1.5 cm on each side and 10 cm for shrinkage, i.e. total allowance is 13 cm. Calculate the amount of filler depending on the size of the blanket and the number of layers.

For sewing, you will also need threads No. 40-60, a machine needle No. 90-100, pins.

Sewing technique

Let's see how to sew a baby blanket from sintepon with your own hands, step by step.

    Wet the fabric, dry it, iron it with a hot steam iron to avoid shrinkage.

We put the fabric on a flat surface, smooth it, pin the pattern to it with pins and cut it out according to the pattern

Cotton fabric detail with asterisks

Minky Soft Plush Detail

Synthetic padding blanket part

We put the parts together, overlapping each other, the first layer is a synthetic winterizer, the second layer is plush, the third layer is cotton

Carefully pin all three layers together with pins.

Sew on a typewriter, departing from the edge of about 1 cm

We leave a slot of 15-20 cm so that the blanket can be turned out on the front side

We turn the plaid out on the front side and pin off the remaining slot with pins, then we sew it on our hands

Stitch the plaid, stepping back from the edge a few centimeters, first chip the plaid with pins around the edges

For a plain blanket, you can make a pattern

A holofiber baby blanket is sewn according to the method described above.

Ready-made transformer blanket for crib or stroller

We sew a blanket for discharge

An original, beautiful, convenient and safe envelope for a newborn’s discharge

The topic of how to sew a baby blanket for discharge from the hospital is relevant in cool weather. Festive satin and lace envelopes will not work. For this purpose, a transformer blanket is sewn according to the same methodology as an ordinary quilt on a synthetic winterizer. Sew the two main parts of the blanket measuring 46x85 cm and 46x60 cm, two side flaps of 20x70 cm in size. Fasten the two main parts and two side valves to the bottom of the blanket with Velcro, or sew satin ribbons. The upper part of the blanket can be decorated by lining it with lace or ribbon in a crease. This blanket is easy to turn into a regular stroller blanket.

We sew a patchwork patchwork do-it-yourself

The technique for creating the Watercolor blanket is the combination of square flaps in one color scheme, creating smooth transitions

Technique "Honeycomb" is suitable for a blanket of hexagonal shreds in any color scheme

Patchwork is very popular. This is not only an opportunity to use unnecessary scraps of fabric, but a fashionable interior accessory. From scraps of fabric with figures of animals, cartoon characters, with the image of boats, flowers, fruits, etc., unique creations are created. It is good to use old bright children's clothes.

Chessboard patchwork technique - a blanket made of squares in two colors

The Strips technique is suitable for narrow pieces - instead of squares, strips sewn in a chaotic order are used.

Patchwork Starter Kit

To sew a patchwork blanket, you need the following set.

  1. Flaps of multi-colored fabric with different patterns.
  2. Fabric for the bottom of the blanket.
  3. Filler, for example synthetic winterizer.
  4. Sewing threads of different colors to match the shreds.
  5. Sewing machine.
  6. Iron.
  7. Ruler.
  8. Scissors or circular knife.
  9. Pins

The patchwork blanket can be sewn from shreds of various shapes: square, rhombus, triangle, stripes. Squares can be of different sizes. The pinnacle of craftsmanship is the creation of patchwork from a chaotic mixture of shreds. Sometimes it takes many months.

We sew a blanket of bonbon

“Bonbon” blanket - originally a decorative element of the style, the origin of which is based on the patchwork patchwork technique

Bonbon blanket - a patchwork option. Sewing it seems incredibly difficult at first. It is warm, unusually beautiful, bright. Plain and multi-colored patches are taken for him, forming a mosaic. The fabric - the basis is drawn in squares with a side of 11 cm. Cut square shreds with a side of 17 cm are sewn into horizontal stripes, as in a patchwork blanket. The strip is sewn to the base as follows: with the help of pins, the squares of the shreds are fixed to the vertical lines of the base fabric, in the middle of the square a fold of excess fabric is laid for lifting. The resulting voids are filled with holofiber, the squares are attached on three sides to the main fabric on the machine. The following rows are sewn to the bottom edge, continue until the entire length is filled. The edges of the product are processed with an oblique trim.

Blankets of this kind are sewn from individual ottoman pockets filled with holofiber

Knitting pattern for baby blankets

  1. Dial 139 loops, tie 5 cm in height with a double elastic band. In the first row, alternate 1 front loop, 1 wrong loop. In the second row, knit the front loop, remove the back loop, leaving the thread in front of you. In the third row, knit the front loop that was removed in the previous row, and remove the next, leaving the thread in front of you. Repeat the pattern from the second row.
  2. Then knit the first and last loops with a double elastic band, 123 loops in the middle with a fantasy knit according to the pattern. For those who know how to knit craftswomen it will not be difficult to find any liked knitting pattern. Knit so to a height of 83 cm.
  3. After this, knit 5 cm with double viscous, finish knitting by closing the stitches of the last row.

It will turn out a cute blanket for the newborn.

Knitted blue blanket complete with a hat for the baby

So, without a lot of money, you can make a baby blanket, a children's plaid with your own hands. It will warm, it will come in handy for winter walks, decorate the interior, serve as a rug for the fun of the child.