Can you make baby blanket with flannel?
Flannel blankets have been around for ages and are handy. You can swaddle the baby with them, they make a great, light blanket for warm days or naps. They are great in the car and in the stroller as well. Flannel fabric is economical and comes in a ton of different colours and patterns to suit any needs.
How much flannel do you need for a baby blanket?
To make a baby blanket, you’ll need:
Two pieces of flannel – At least 1 yard each. I used 1-1/4 yard pieces to make them a little bigger. Coordinating thread – One to match the top and one to match the bottom.
What is the best material to make a baby blanket out of?
Cotton, wool or cashmere are excellent choices for baby blanket fabric as well. Many wool fabrics are organic and all-natural, meaning they have no synthetic fibers. Wool is a fabric that can also absorb moisture easily which allows it to keep your baby warm no matter the circumstance.
Should I pre wash flannel before sewing?
Yes! Flannel is notorious for shrinking and it is necessary to prewash flannel fabric before sewing. Flannel is often sewn together with fabrics that are polyesters, such as minky or fleece and do not shrink. Sewing unwashed flannel with result in bunching and puckered seams.