I got out all of my ribbon and started cutting different lengths with my pinking shears (my new best friend). As I went through my bin of ribbon, I came across some decorative trim (looks little skinny rope). I went ahead and cut those as well.
After a few hours of sleep, I decided to start putting the blanket together. While looking for something on my craft table, I spotted a bag of pony beads. Yes! I could thread those on the trim, to add something else for my niece to play with. So, that is how I came up with the Ribbon & Beads Buddy Blanket.
What You'll Need:
2 pieces of fleece - I had a leftover piece of turquoise minky, so I based the size of the blanket off of that, measuring 22-1/2" x 21"
Lots of Ribbon - Thick, thin, stretchy, sheer, etc.
Decorative Trim - I used turquoise and pink
Scissors/Pinking Shears - The ribbon won't fray at all if you use the shears to cut it
|All the goodies. : -)|
|Starting to place the ribbon around the edges...already threaded one piece of decorative trim with the pony beads.|
|You can see here, the cut edges of the ribbon are sticking out, while the folded side is between the fabric, and pinned in place.|
|All pinned, with a space for turning.|
|After trimming the ribbon. |
Turn the blanket right side out (stop to admire your awesome handi-work), and make sure the corners are completely turned out.
|Blanket turned right side out. I LOVE the beads!!|
|Yahooo!! You're done! : -)|
|I am so thrilled with how this blanket turned out.|
|Finished dimensions are 19-1/2" x 21".|
|Maybe I should start setting my alarm for 2am? Who knows what I'll come up with. : -)|
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