Nursery bedding plays a very important role in the room of a newborn. Along with the furniture and the furnishing, the nursery bedding patterns are an integral part for the overall looks and feel of the new space. Here is a simple guide on how to create nursery bedding set for your child or for gifting purposes, without the need to seek professional assistance.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- 1 ½ yards of flannel fabric
- 1 ½ yards of quilting fabric
- 1 ½ yards of faux fur or quilting fleece
- Matching Thread
- Colorful satin ribbons and motifs
- Clothes iron
- Sewing Machine
Step 1: Shopping for Material
Buy the best cloth and materials that money can offer. The main factor you should look into for material selection should be comfort for the baby. You must go for high thread count cotton material because it lets the skin breathe, which provides utmost comfort to any child. It is also ideal if you select the material in soft shades. Choose ultra comfortable and soft fleece meant for the blanket. It is best if you buy the quilting fleece in neutral colors, like sky blues or baby pinks.
Step 2: Prepare the Materials
It is strongly recommended that you wash all the cloth pieces before your start sewing. This will take care of shrinking issues. Be sure to use soft detergents meant for washing baby clothes on the cloth pieces. Once these cloth pieces are dry, remember to iron to remove all wrinkles.
Step 3: Cut All the Pieces for the Blanket
Start by laying the cloth piece for blanket upside down on your work table. Then lay the quilting fabric over the cloth and top it up by the final layer of quilting fleece. Then proceed to cut all the layers together neatly with a sharp pair of scissors. However, remember that the quilting fleece should be at least 2 inches wider than the other two pieces.
Step 4: Stitch the Blanket
Now neatly fold the extra width of the quilting fleece around the top cloth and the quilting fabric to make sure that there are no edges jutting out. Use pins to hold the fold in place while you start sewing. Now take a matching thread and sew the edges together leaving ½ inches at the edge. Start from one end, go neatly around the whole blanket and end with a reverse stitch.
Step 5: Decorate the Blanket
Once the main blanket is ready, you can proceed to decorate it as per your choice. Take a pretty colored satin ribbon and stitch it along the edges of the blanket. You can also stick cartoon or other pretty motifs in the middle of the blanket. Be sure to run stitches so that the ribbons and motifs do not come off. Also take care not to use any buttons or rough materials that will be uncomfortable for the baby.