I'll admit that I have an ever growing stash
of girly flannel remnants.
I just keep buying them every time
I see them in the remnant bins.
I can't really explain why I love them so......
But today I'm actually going to use some of them!
See....I knew they'd come in handy someday :)
What you'll need:
1 - empty baby wipes packet
1 - 9 1/2" square of Minky
9 - 3 1/2" squares of flannel
Assorted ribbons cut into 4" pieces
(the amount of ribbon will depend on the width you choose
and your own preference as to how many you want)
When choosing ribbons,
think about texture for your baby.
You don't want anything too stiff.
Sew together rows of 3 of your 3 1/2" squares,
using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Press the seams:
row 1 to the left,
row 2 to the right,
row 3 to the left.
Now you will sew your rows together.
Because your seams are pressed to opposite sides
you can "butt" them up against each other
to give you nice intersections.
I pin the intersections so they don't move.
Now you have a 9 1/2" square.
Position your ribbons where you like them.
Fold them over and pin in place.
Using a 1/4" seam, stitch the ribbons in place,
pulling the pins as you go.
Place the Minky square over the flannel patchwork
with right sides together.
The empty baby wipes package
will be placed on top of the Minky square.
Now flip your stack of fabric over so that the flannel patchwork
is now on top and the Minky
and baby wipes package are on the bottom.
Stitch again just inside the stitching
line from when you attached the ribbons.
This will insure that you catch all the ribbons again.
Sew all the way around leaving
a 3" opening on one side for turning.
Trim off the extra baby wipes package.
Turn right side out through your opening.
Slip stitch the opening closed.
Top stitch at 1/4" all the way around.
I like to attach those absolutely fabulous
rings to one corner so you can attach it to the stroller
or highchair to keep your sweet baby from dropping
her cute taggie blankie on the ground 517 times.
The empty baby wipes package inside makes that
magical noise that seems to keep babies happy :)
(When you wash this
I wouldn't use the dryer
because of the baby wipes packaging,
just air dry.)
There you have it!
Another easy peasy project!