Project Design Team Wednesday~Baby Doll Pouch Blanket

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com Hi, my name is Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama and I'm glad to be back with you again today. Several years ago I made a baby doll pouch blanket for my girls when we were expecting our baby boy, Caspian Finn. I meant to blog about it and it just never happened. Ironically, it was made from some of my favorite boy car themed fabric called 'Wheels' from Riley Blake Designs since both the girls wanted baby boy dolls (with the excitement of the impending arrival of their new baby brother). Now that the girls are into baby girl dolls, I thought I would make another one in more girly fabric and share a tutorial so you all could make one as well! Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com This is a quick, afternoon sew, but is a gift that will be treasured for many years to come. I'm going to share with you a simple variation, but you could get much more fancy with the piecing and quilting. I used one of my favorite new lines, called 'Country Girls' by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs that will be released in January. I used all woven cotton, but flannel would work really well for this too! Whip up one of these Baby Doll Pouch Blankets and some baby doll diapers (tutorial found HERE) and you've got the perfect gift for a little one in your life.

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket

By Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama

(www.thecottagemama.com)

for Riley Blake Designs

Supplies:

Fabric 1: 24" x 24"

Fabric 2: 24" x 24"

Fabric 3 (Pouch): 26" x 13"

Batting: 24" x 24"

3 yards fabric binding

Instructions:

Cut out all of your fabric pieces. Make your quilt binding. You can check out my mom's tutorial for quilt binding HERE.

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Make the pouch: Fold the 26" x 13" pice of fabric in half with the right sides together. Sew around the three open sides, leaving a small 3" opening at the bottom for turning. Clip the corners, turn right side out and press.

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

If you would like to add a label to your pouch, now would be the time to do so. I love adding a label to everything I make for that special added touch. You can visit this post to read more about where I get my garment labels.

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Lay out one of your 24" x 24" squares of fabric and position your pouch at an angle in the center so that it looks visually appealing to you. Edge stitch around the three sides, leaving the top edge open. Make sure to sew some reinforcement stitches by backstitching several times at the beginning and the end........kids can be pretty hard on toys when they play and we don't want them to rip off the pouch.

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Sandwich together your other 24" x 24" piece of fabric with the batting in the middle and your pouch piece of fabric as well. Line up all the edges. Now this is where you can get creative with your stitching. I simply picked a line of the pinwheel fabric to follow along to sew a square and sew all three layers together. You could add more stitching than I did, just make sure you don't sew through any part of the pouch.

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Once you have your three layers stitched together, you need to attach your binding to the quilt. If you are unsure how to attach quilt binding, you can check out my mom's tutorial found HERE.

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

Then slide your baby into the pouch, wrap her up and cuddle away!

Baby Doll Pouch Blanket Tutorial from The Cottage Mama. www.thecottagemama.com

This baby doll blanket is so great for little ones because it keeps their baby dolls safe and secure so they don't fall out of the blanket. You can choose to make your blanket larger or smaller as well as alter the size of the pouch. I like to make the pouch on the larger side so that it fits our bitty baby dolls that are a little bigger, but it still works for our smaller babies as well.

I hope you'll come visit me over at The Cottage Mama for more free patterns, tutorials, recipes and more!

Until next time.......Happy Sewing!


Category: Project Design Team Wednesday


Comments

  1. Have been trying to figure out some quick little project for my 12 year old granddaughter for a community service project and I think you shared a perfect project. Thanks so much.
    by Sue M
    December 04th, 2013 at 5:22 a.m.
  2. Love this sweet little project! Perfect for holiday sewing gifts for my girls!
    by Nike@Thrive
    December 04th, 2013 at 9:24 a.m.
  3. I love this project, and love the fabric you chose.  
    by Cindy
    December 04th, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.
  4. Love the idea and also thought it would be great to adapt to new born babes. the women whom a group of us tutor at our local prision would like to add this to the covers they make for the prem incubaters at the local hospital.
    by Trisha Downie
    December 04th, 2013 at 12:52 p.m.
  5. Your fabric selections & colors are "spot on"! Sewing looks pERFECT --- what a cute idea. THNAKS for the tutorial... possibly I can sew for my 4 grandnieces, aged 3 to 6. Sarah in Minneapolis, MN
    by Sarah Helene
    December 04th, 2013 at 8:51 p.m.
  6. Beautifully written. He is on his way to becoming a very well rounded young
    by saily
    February 21st, 2014 at 2:57 a.m.


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