How to Make an Infant Activity Blanket- Tutorial

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This Owl Activity Blanket is a fantastic developmental tool for infants as they begin to explore the world around them-especially tags! This blanket idea is a great use of extra ribbons, bows, seam tape and other do-dad's you have lying around. The Activity Blanket is a quick and fun handmade gift for the next new mother in your life. It is available on my ZhalaClothing shop here.
 
For this Owl Activity Blanket I added some vintage plastic rings that I've had forever and some linen bows I cut off some curtains years ago. Here's how I put it together:
 
-Size is 27 x 34
-3 owl panels sized  9 x 34 plus 1/2 seam allowance- so CUT 10 x 35 inches
-1 back panel
-Choose your ribbons and bows
-I had rings so I made loops for them 1 inch wide. -CUT 2 1/2 x 4 inches
After you choose your fabrics and ribbons begin to place them along the seams and pin them in place. At this point you can baste them if you are a perfectionist:)
 
Now, you are ready to sew your seams together for the front panel. (Right sides together)
--Iron the seams and top-stitch them down.
Line up your front and back panels, right sides together, and sew up the edges leaving a 5 inch hole so you can turn it right side out again. When you are done, go along the seam and finger press the edges neatly. You can use a pin to pull out your corners. Edge stitch all four sides and voila! You are done a totally cute and unique baby blanket! yay!
I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial today. I'd love to hear from you! You can convo me on Etsy here or order a custom made one for your next baby gift or bundle of joy! Thank you:)

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