February 26, 2015

Satin Blanket Binding on Bitty Blankets for OCC Shoe Boxes

I recently tried out another idea I've had for making bitty blanket loveys for the 2 to 4 year old boxes.  Kristy, from Hopeful Threads, had sent me some crafting goodies a while back and included were two packages of blanket binding.  Such fun prints and it is silky smooth -- just what little ones would love to finger as they fall asleep or need a little comfort.

I love Winnie The Pooh.  The ORIGINAL Winnie The Pooh, not so much the Disney "impostor" as I have heard him called.  It's sort of like if you've read the book you'll hate the movie idea.  Once you have read the original stories the cartoons don't
stand a chance.  But the Disney illustrations are lovely.  So I am thrilled to have this binding.

The back has Hunny Jars on it, not to be confused with Honey Jars, which can be easy to do by a bear with fluff for brains.  I will be making more than one Pooh themed shoe boxes this year (and for years to come, I hope!).

I liked how this fabric reminded me of bubbles -- perfect for this fish binding. I know this is some certain fish, Nemo maybe?  I have not made his acquaintance like I have Pooh's, but I like the binding just the same.

The back of this binding is different, too, from the front.

If you try this remember the back of the binding is a little shorter than the front -- the edges do not line up. That is why I used a zigzag stitch; to be sure to catch both edges.

I chose to add the binding to just one edge of the blanket for several reasons including it will take less room in the box, I did NOT want to miter corners if it wasn't necessary and I wanted to use the nifty mini-scallop cutter that I received from my late mother-in-law's sewing supplies.  I cut mine 15 x 18 inches each since the fleece is 60" wide.  That means I get eight out of one yard of fabric.

I have quite a bit of the binding left and will do several more but I just couldn't wait to try it out since my friend brought so much fun fleece to me a couple weeks back.  I should be able make about ten from each package.

Happy Packing!


KayM said...

How beautiful! I just love these "loveys" as my grandsons would have called them, when they were little. That was a long time ago. They are ages 13 and 18 now ;^)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! My son loved pooh bear as a child, not the Disney cartoonish ones either. More classic style. I have a ton of fleece scraps left overs from birthday party capes. (As take home gifts). I was just looking at the scraps yesterday wondering what I could do with them. This would be a perfect idea project! Thanks for the inspiration

Cheryl said...

Glad to help, Anon. They are so quick and easy to whip up.

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