Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sew A Security Blanket for A Baby Doll

This baby doll has a kitten security blanket.
       Here is a simple craft that a older brother or sister will enjoy making for the birthday, Christmas stocking, or even an Easter basket of a younger sibling. Teach them a few basic hand stitches: a straight stitch and a whip stitch to complete the project. But you may need to supply enough materials to make more than just one, just encase they need one for their own growing collection of sewing samples.

Supply List:
  • small stuffed animals with heads measuring 1-2 inches across
  • A variety of fabrics with interesting, soft, patterns. 
  • Matching threads
  • Needles and scissors
  • matching ribbons, trims, etc...
Step-by-Step Directions:
  1. Cut off the head of your small stuffed animal leaving a 1/4 inch to turn under with a needle.
  2. Cut two 12"x12" swatches per security blanket.
  3. Position the animal head approximately in the center of one swatch. Make sure that swatch has it's best side facing up where the head will be sewn on top.
  4. Now whip stitch around the neck of the stuffed head, turning 1/4 inch of it's edge under as you sew.
  5. Sew around the head twice so that it is firmly attached.
  6. Turn the wrong sides of both swatches together, one with an attached head and the other without, and sew a 1/4 inch seam around all the edges leaving 2-3 inches open before turning the two sides inside out. 
  7. Use an invisible stitch to close up the opening between the two fabric swatches.
  8. Attach ribbons and fur trims for collars.
Left, I purchased a bag of tiny stuffed animals at the flee market for a few dollars. Right,
the heads have been cut from their bodies so that they may be attached to doll blankets.
Left, the top half of a doll's security blanket. Right, the bottom half of a doll's security blanket.
You may choose to make your doll's security blanket from a furry, metallic, or flannel fabric.
Left, a close up of the chihuahua head. Right, a side view of the chihuahua security blanket.
My youngest daughter's childhood doll holds a quilted security blanket with a chihuahua head.
A red head baby doll cuddles her boxer puppy security blanket.
This baby doll  holds a unicorn security blanket.
Get your official security blanket!

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