I had my eyes on this whale fabric since before I got pregnant….and then once I did, it was just a matter of do I line the edges with satin or lace? Now that we now Bee is a little boy, I went out and got the fabric–and satin binding, and made this adorable blanket! I got the everything from Joann Fabrics and though I usually use coupons, didn’t have one with me yesterday so it all came to about $25. If I had a coupon for the whale fabric, it would have knocked off about $5 or $6, though $25 is still a really great price! I also have left over whale fabric, which I’m thinking of making a Boppy cover with 🙂
Cut both fabrics to be a perfect square, with the plush fabric underneath. (You may want to clear out the middle of the room for this project, as once the fabric is cut you don’t want to move it–the plush fabric tends to misshape A LOT and that can get SUPER annoying). Pin them together, and very carefully, sew the edges. This doesn’t need to be neat, since you’ll be covering it with the binding, it’s just to make sure the fabrics don’t shift when putting the binding on.
Pin the binding all along the sides, and once you get to the corners, you’ll want to neatly tuck in the fabric to make a nice pointed corner. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR BINDING IS THE SAME ON BOTH SIDES!! You’re sewing the binding as close to the edge as possible, so you don’t want to sew through the top layer and realize it wasn’t getting the other side as well…..it happened A LOT with mine, it’s really annoying.
I machine stitched the corners, though you could (and should) hand stitch them. I had to redo every corner AT LEAST twice before getting it nice and neat. You want it to be like the first sewn picture below….though after redoing it a hundred plus times, the second picture was good enough for me lol.
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