Simple Machine Stitched Gauze Swaddle Blanket

This is one of the many many projects I’ve been working on for baby! I’ve heard how popular the muslin/gauze swaddle blankets are,  like those from aiden  + anais. The price of them though, not so popular with me. There are tons of cute ideas out there for making your own from dying, to stamping, to embellishing, making tiny polka dots, to tie-dyed, and more stamping using a potato! Here’s my DIY version using machine stitching!

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I bought 2 yards of white gauze from Joann Fabrics. It was on sale plus I had a coupon for a percentage off my total purchase! Fabric.com also has tons of colors and great prices on their gauze.

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I decided I wanted to do a simple striped design across the whole blanket. I folded the 2 yard piece in half and started stitching! These were the settings on my machine that I used for the stitches.

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The secret to spacing the stripes?! Frog tape! I used 1.5 inch wide tape as a guide. First I placed it along the edge of the fabric to make the first stripe. After that I lined up the tape with the previous stripe that I stitched. On the sewing machine I lined up the edge of my sewing machine foot with the edge of the tape and stitched the next stripe. I continued this until the whole piece was striped.

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I did a rolled hem around all of the edges to finish it off.

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This was a quick project and there are endless possibilities of fabric color, thread color, and stitch types, and patterns!

Do you know anyone having babies soon? This would make a great handmade gift!

Linda Lee SteaplesMay 20, 2014 - 5:51 pm

This is so sweet for a baby.. I am not all flashy either like some out there.. I just love it thanks for sharing!!!! Linda

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