Hemming Clouds

Just a quick project to show you today but a finish is a finish.., right ? !

I spotted some double gauze at my local fabric shop awhile back and since a friend will be welcoming a new grandchild next month I thought I’d sew up a couple of swaddle blankets.

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I used 1.25 yards to make each blanket. After squaring them up I tried making 90 degree corners with a regular straight stitch. I soon discovered that this fabric sews a little different than most. Being so delicate, fine, wispy, diaphanous, chiffony ( is that a word ??) downright cobwebby , you get the idea… it was hard to hem, to say the least ! So the 90 degree corners looked like a blind monkey sewed them. I picked out that,  rounded the corners, prepped them with some stay stitching – which I highly recommend with this fabric – and made out much better with a largish zig zag stitch.

Hopefully the new parents and baby will like them. They should be just the thing for a baby in warm weather and they feel just like a cloud !

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Thanks for having a look – if you have any tips for sewing with double gauze, I’d love to hear them.

Enjoy your weekend.

linking up with Amanda at Crazymomquilts for Finish it Up Friday.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mari
    May 27, 2016 @ 13:49:58

    These are so useful! The ones they sell in stores are too tiny to use and they fall apart in the wash. The new parents are sure to love them!

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