DIY: Fun with the blanket stitch + video tutorial

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Recently I learned a new stitch, the blanket stitch, and since then, I’ve been going blanket-stitch-crazy! My favorite thing about it is that it’s EASY and frills up whatever project you might be working on. I’ve been adding it to all of my applique projects.

Remember the DIY post Fran wrote on embellishing with applique? You really ought to go back to it before you watch this video tutorial I made on the blanket stitch. Once you’ve learned about both, you will be able to do lots of fun and easy sewing without needing a sewing machine! 

Check out all of the fun things I’ve been working on using applique and the blanket stitch, and then watch my video tutorial so you can join in on the fun!

I made these dish towels as a wedding gift using applique and the blanket stitch. I also added some extra frills on the bottom with leftover fabric. It’s been my experience that a girl can never have enough pretty dishtowels.  

I made this dishtowel for part of my sister’s housewarming gift. She just moved back to our home state of Louisiana which explains the embroidering in French meaning, “Let the Good Times Roll”. 

The next two items are a baby gift for one of my dearest friends and her newly born daughter. The gown has fun designs, and I used the same fabric to cut out a monogram for the jumper. 

Finally, I made these onesies for another sweet friend and her newly born twins. These aren’t completed yet. I’m adding ruffles to the butts as soon as I get time! 

Sold yet? Check out this video tutorial to learn more!

- Aurelia

June 27, 2011 9:29 AM | Comments | Categories: Crafts + DIY | Tags: , , , ,

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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