Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make it With Minky! A Simple Baby Blankie featuring Michael Miller Fabrics!!

As you all know, its holiday crunch time! Christmas is literally 22 days away and I might be freaking out a bit! Handmade gifts are definitely the direction I am going this year, but I still have half my list to go! So, I've recently been looking all over for cute and different handmade gift ideas that can be whipped up in a short amount of time! And in my wanderings through DIY Pinterest Boards and blog archives, I found this wonderful tutorial for a simple cotton and Minky baby blanket on the Practically Functional blog!
You should be able to work it to be any size you like but a baby size is still great for kiddos to cuddle on the couch with! Use this funky multi-colored Chevron and select one solid Minky that matches! Doesn't that orange just make this print POP?! Love this one for stylish older girls or baby's mod and bright world!

Cuddle your favorite little fella and impress Dad at the same time with this cool Mustachioed Man fabric on one side and a Black Cuddle Dimple Minky on the other! We be he'll love using this blanket even when he's much older! And you can't beat a project that grows with a child!

Ladies love a good floral and this one from Michael Miller is no exception! Lots of different colors and scales of flowers make for a really interesting and fun look don't ya think? And even a deeper shade of one of the colors found in that print would work for the back! To my eyes, Purple is the least used color in the print and could use the bolder punch on the back! I think it especially works if your print's background is white! 

Once you read through the tutorial, you'll see just how simple this project is! But with good fabric like these new prints from Michael Miller, no one will pay any mind to how little effort this handmade gift required! Thanks to Practically Functional for sharing her project and how-to!
Happy Creating!

1 comment:

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Love those color combinations! Thanks for sharing my tutorial!