Leave it to a baby blanket to bring out my inner 10 year old. But it turns out it is more difficult than it looks to sew with minky – that super soft fabric used in many children’s blankets. Instead of dealing with my frustration in an adult manner I just resorted to name calling.
Note: I get the feeling that this problem could have been solved if I had a fancy presser foot but I’m not inclined to change equipment on my machine just yet. (How on earth would I get it put back together?)
Instead of pouting like I wanted to do, I threw caution to the wind, used this tutorial, and created this baby blanket for my BFF’s second baby due in just a few
weeks days (!!!!).
Hold the applause – it’s a total Monet. That soft fabric gets all caught up in itself in that darn sewing machine. See:
NOT cool! But I didn’t waste too much sleep over it – it was my first blanket after all.
In an effort to create something less flawed, I tried a second baby blanket from this tutorial.
I did have some difficulty getting the hem allowance right on the spot where the rick rack overlaps.
That wasn’t one of the boo boos I showed the gift recipient – but, oops! I’ve done and outed myself now. Just remember it was made with love. :)
What fabrics do you despise wearing or sewing?