car seat blanket

One of my favorite things to make as baby gifts are car seat blankets. They are super easy to make and are a very functional thoughtful gift for that new little one. These are called car seat blankets because they are just the right size to tuck that peanut in. Don't be surprised if these little blankets become loveys, they are just the right size!

I start with two fabrics that compliment each other. I love using this minky fleece (or the not so soft knock off brand that JoAnn's carries for WAY cheaper).
Then I cut my fabric in a 19x19 square. Place your right sides together, stitch around the edge leaving a small opening for turning. Turn your blanket (make sure to poke out your corners), press it, paying special attention to where you left your opening for turning, and then top stitch all around making sure you catch the little spot you left open. Wrap it up, and put a tag and a bow on it. That's it!

8 comments

Haverford House said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing ~ I love the colors you used for this blanket! ~Marcy

Kaysi said...

That is awesome! I love how it just rolls up. That brown fabric looks so soft!

MessyMissy said...

Too sweet!! Maybe some cotton/linen blankets for summer??

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

Genious! I'm totally making this for my hub's sister in law.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

jenjen said...

So cute. I love that fabric!

Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party!

I hope you will link up and show us more of your projects!

XOXO
Jen

Domestic Nerd said...

What a quick & easy blanket, but looks SO soft! I'm going to make one for my 4 month old. BTW, I just made myself a diaper bag with that brown floral fabric...I love it!

Young and Crunchy said...

This is awesome - you should make a note, though, that nothing should ever be placed between the straps and the child, so people know to use this OVER the harness!

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