You can never have enough blankets when babies are around! I love having lots especially for variety in all the dozens of photos I take of my cute little munchkins!
First, I got this crocheted blanket at a vintage market and I wanted to try lining it with flannel to make it warmer and more cozy. I found this cute fabric at JoAnn’s (couldn’t find it online) and did my best to cut out a big piece to fit the blanket - allowing enough of the edges to fold under. Then I just sewed the flannel piece directly to the crocheted blanket.
Second, I made a flannel backed blanket. I also found this cute cotton chevron fabric at JoAnn’s and got a coordinating piece of flannel to put on the back (couldn’t find them online). They are super easy to make too! Just get 1 1/2 yards each of 2 coordinating patterns. Lay them right sides together and then trim your edges so the blanket is nice and straight. You can make curved corners if you’d like—just use a bowl for your curve template. Then sew up the edge with the fabrics right sides together—leave part of an edge about 8 inches un-sewn. Then use that hole and turn the blanket right sides out. Topstitch around the entire blanket, and iron it when you are all done! I decided to topstitch it using a blanket stitch that I have on my sewing machine.
If you are looking for more baby blanket ideas, I posted a few others a while back. Thanks for stopping by!