Baby blanket bag

comments (3) July 27th, 2008 in gallery     

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Front of bag and bottom of blanket
Back of bag
Front of bag and bottom of blanket

Front of bag and bottom of blanket

This was my baby blanket. I turned it into a tote bag so I could use it once again. The blanket was a doll applique on pink gingham with a blue border and back. It had yellow squares on the corners with writing on it -- my name, birthday, name of the lady that made it, and date it was made.

I used the top of the doll for the front and the top of the blanket for the back. The long blue side panels became two handles. I used two yellow squares for pockets on the back, the one with the maker's name and the date it was made.

I'm entering the eco-chic category. Why should I win? I'm not sure. This bag isn't the prettiest I've made. The fabric was old, the filling bunched up, the applique coming off in parts...But it's the bag I've made that has made me the happiest. This blanket has been stored away for a very long time and it makes me happy to see it again. Repurposing beloved objects is a wonderful thing.

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Comments (3)

LILLIANANN writes: does any one know where I can get a pattern for a blanket that you put the baby in to then zip it up its legs and arms are all covered when it is cold but it does have arms in it think they are called bunntings thanks Lillian
Posted: 10:46 am on November 2nd
Joannie_N writes: That is a fantastic idea. The only change I would make is that while sewing the side and bottom seams, I should have sewn on some bias tape to cover the raw edges on the inside.
Posted: 2:08 pm on July 29th
trusk4u writes: This is a really great idea for any new mom! Would be extra fab filled with all the baby stuff one would need!
Posted: 8:40 am on July 28th
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