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Time: 5 hours
This adorable set is perfect for the newborn in your life - a grandchild, friend's child - or your own! The super snuggly blanet is perfect for swaddling, and the mitts protect newborns from the sharp nails, if a hand happens to get free. The project is by Angela Yosten, who has many fabulous projects at her blog, check it out for more inspiration!
Janome Supplies Required
Janome CoverPro 1000CPX
Janome Serger 1100D
Janome Memory Craft MC6500P
Fabric and Notions Required
Fabric featured is City Weekend Knits by Oliver+S for Moda Fabrics
1 yard Knit Fabric for front of blanket
1 yard Knit Fabric for back of blanket
8” x 8” piece of knit fabric for flower appliqué
½ yard of knit fabric for knit mittens
Coordinating Thread for all machines
See-through rotary ruler
Sewline Air Erasable Roller Ball Pen (#7027)
Sewline Water Soluble Glue Pen (#7012)
Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
BABY BLANKET INSTRUCTIONS:
Cut a 26” x 32” piece of Knit fabric from your front and back fabrics for the blanket.
Print and cut out the flower template provided.
From your 8” x 8” piece of coordinating knit fabric, trace the template to the wrong side of your knit fabric using your fabric pen. Cut out flower from your fabric.
Position your flower appliqué on the front side of your knit fabric. There is no wrong location for your appliqué… you decide.
Using your glue pen, apply a small amount of glue to the wrong side of your flower appliqué and finger press it where you wish for your appliqué to reside.
Using your Janome CoverPro machine, carefully stitch along the edges of your appliqué flower to finish off your appliqué. I chose to use the three needles to give it a triple stitch look. I left the edges raw since knit does not fray.
When your return back to the starting position on your appliqué, simply lift your foot, and using the tweezers that come with your machine, slide the round end under the foot pulling all the threads toward you.
Cut the threads leaving enough so that you can tie them off.
Pull your fabric out from the machine and cut the bobbin thread loose from the wrong side of your fabric. Tie the threads in a knot to help secure your stitch.
Match up your front and back sides of your knit fabrics, wrong sides together. Pin all four sides together.
Using a CD or DVD, line up the curve along the corner of your blanket.
Trace a line to create a rounded corner. Do this to all four corners.
Using your Janome Serger, serge around all four sides of your blanket.
Make sure you have your blade up and your blade should cut right along the traced curved line for your corners.
You now have a beautifully finished knit baby blanket.
SCRATCH MITT INSTRUCTIONS:
Print and cut out the Scratch Mitten template provided. Position it on the wrong side of your knit fabric and trace around the template with your fabric pen.
Cut 2 pieces for each mitt. So, you will need to cut out 4 pieces for a set of scratch mittens.
Serge the top of the mitten on all pieces individually.
Measure and draw a line with your fabric pen 1” from your serged edge on all four pieces.
Using your regular sewing machine, install a hand winded bobbin with elastic thread. You will use regular coordinating thread for the top thread.
Following your line drawn on the mit, slowly stitch across the top of the mitt. Be sure to backstitch at both ends.
Repeat this stitch just above and below your first stitch, so that you now have three stitch lines going across the top of the mitt. Do this to all four pieces.
Match two of your mitts wrong sides together to make one mitt.
Starting at the top corner, serge around the two pieces until you come back around to the other top corner. Leave the top open for little hands to slip right in. Repeat for your other mitt so you have a matching pair.