Dec 6, 2013

DIY Bear Rug Baby Blanket

 Nesting has you guys. All I can think about is what needs to be done to the nursery, and what we need to have before the baby comes. Basically if I'm not at work/sleeping I'm coming up with some kind of project for the bebe. This is one of my favorites so far, I've always wanted to have a baby blanket that was made by me for each of our kids and so I suppose this is the beginning of a new tradition! Here's how you can make your own.

2 yards of microfleece
black felt
white thread
black thread
sewing machine
something to mark with
 ^^ 1. Double up your two yards of fabric and on the wrong sides of the fabric mark out the shape of your bear rug. Then cut the bear shape out of both layers of fabric.
 ^^2. Separate the two layers of fabric, we'll now be working on the top layer. Use trim/felt/anything you have around the house and cut out pieces to make the bear face and then pin them to the right side of the top layer and stitch them down with your sewing machine.
 I used a combination of felt, trim and hand embroidery.
^^Next, still using the top layer only use a very tightly woven zig zag stitch on your machine to embroider the paws.
^^3. Once all of the embroidery is done on the top layer, take both layers, top and bottom and place them right sides together. Sew the two pieces together using your sewing machine but leave a small hand sized hole so that you can flip the blanket right sides out. Once you flip the blanket right sides out use a ladder stitch (video here) to sew the blanket closed. You're done!


  1. okay, cuteness overload! you are one talented seamstress, and momma to be.

  2. so cute! your baby is a lucky one...

  3. Ah mazing. Congrats on the pregnancy!

  4. This is ADORABLE!!!! Love love love