Welcome To Mommy Makings

This blog is for all those moms out there who love projects, but don't have a lot of time. I love to paint and sew and cook, and as a mother of two tiny ones, I never have time, so I am constantly searching for things to make myself a little trendier and ways to get dinner on the table fast. I don't claim to be any sort of craftista, but here you will find everything from recipes to jewelry, all do it yourself and always EASY!!! P.S if anyone has projects you'd like me to try please leave me a comment about it.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Easy Bubbas

So Makray has had this favorite blanket since he was about 5 months old. We call it his bubba and he has loved it to shreds, he was desperately in need of a new one and so we went to the fabric store. This is kind of a lame post, but it is such a fun and easy project. It is the super soft "cuddle fabric." They were having a sale on it at Sierras. Mak picked out the fabric and he loves it. Emmett loved it so much as well that the next day I made him one as well. We have dragged them everywhere and i have found that every other kid we see snatches them up as well.

What you need
2 pieces- 1 1/2 yards of CUDDLE FABRIC (a piece for the front and one for the back)
matching thread
sewing machine

All I did was lay out the fabric on top of each other, and folded the bottom side over the top, to make about a 2 inch hem. It is so fluffly there is no need to even fold it under to make a clean hem, just over the top and slow VERY close to the edge of your hem. Then wash to remove all the extra fluffiness.
You can hardly see my seems, there is no folding or measuring required EASY!!!

1.The double sided material (that is fluffy on both sides) worked the best, because the fabric is so thick and you sew so tight you don't even see where you have sewn and it makes it have a really clean (not homemade) look.
2. If you lose control in a few spots (as we all do) and you sew to far in or not straight and your hem has scraggly edges, take some sewing scissors and just trim it as close as you can to your seems. It will clean it right up!!!

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