Receiving Blanket How to {VERY EASY} – Whitney Sews


Hi everyone, I’m Whitney and I post sewing and crafting tutorials here on my youTube channel. Since Peyton has arrived I have realized you can never have too many receiving blankets. Before I did not really understand this concept. But I do now. They are amazing; you can use them for swaddling your baby, as a burp rag, as a changing spot on the go. Actually as a blanket and the uses go on and on and on. A receiving blanket is a little flannel blanket like you see babies wrapped in at hospitals. They are really, really basic. They are literally just flannel, one piece, they’re not even like a front and a back. So today I’m going to show you the easiest DIY ever to make your own receiving blankets. Start with some prewashed flannel and cut it to about 28 by 30 inches. You can use the excess to make burp clothes, bibs, or whatever you want. Then grab a plate or bowl and trace around the curve at the corners. Then head to your serger and serge around the entire outer edge. If you don’t have a serger you can use a regular sewing machine and overlock the edges with a zig zag. There is a video linked below where I show how to do that. Make sure to be careful at the curves rotating the fabric steadily so the serger blade doesn’t chew up your fabric. Tie the serger thread tail into knots to secure and you’re done. These are so quick and easy. You can whip up several of these in one afternoon. By the way, thanks to my mom for finding this adorable fabric for me. It’s soooo cute! So in the comments let me know what other baby and child themed tutorials you want to see and I’ll see what I can do. Don’t forget to subscribe and share this video if you liked it and I’ll be back soon with more videos. Bye.