Calling All Sewing Experts…Help!

posted 1 week ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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5174 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Do the fourth side inside out as well, but don’t go as far as the edge.  Depending on the thickness of fabric and size of the blanket, I’d say go off by a foot or less.  When I do it with baby balls, they are about 6″ and I leave off 1″ for the flipping part.  So when that’s sewn, you turn the blanket right side in through the hole and then hand stitch the last part by folding the edges inward and doing your best.  it won’t look like the rest but you’ll be close.  Did you already put the weighted bits in?  That’ll make it harder to turn right side in, probably.  I have done lap weights and it’s more of a pain with the filling in there.

Post # 3
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653 posts
Busy bee

You could add a ribbon trim to the sides, covering the edges. Or you could turn the unfinished edge in and sew a small hem around the whole perimeter.

Post # 4
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1180 posts
Bumble bee

bambiiandthefox :  Do as skunktastic said (just sew the final seam clost to as much as you will need to be able to “turn” the blanket. Turn it right side out and iron) Then use the ladder stitch to finish the only open seam left. If you do a good ladder stitch it shouldnt be noticable. Lots of tutorials and videos and it’s not hard to do. check out this link to a google search-> ladder stitch

I think it’s lovely you are making this for a friend!!

 

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