You already know and love our Luxe Cuddle® and our Embrace® double gauze fabrics, so why not combine the two into one irresistibly-cute project?
This week, our National Educator Teresa Coates shares her tips and tricks for our latest free pattern — a “Sew Simple” Embrace® double gauze blanket. It’s made up of three layers of double gauze, and it’s bound by Luxe Cuddle® minky plush fabric.
This blanket can be scaled up or down depending on the size you're looking for, and it’s great for all ages (works especially well as a baby swaddle). It's also machine washable, and you can use an iron to press the Embrace® fabric.
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Fabrics and notions you’ll need to sew a “Sew Simple” Embrace® double gauze blanket
These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for a 46-inch “Sew Simple” Embrace® double gauze blanket:
- 1 1/3 yard each (Embrace® Print, Solid Embrace® Snow, Solid Embrace® to coordinate with the print)
- 1/4 yard Luxe Cuddle®
Sample made with Tree Top Embrace® Print Steel, Solid Embrace® Snow (middle) and Silver (backing); Luxe Cuddle® Galaxy Ginger (binding)
- 100% cotton thread (to sew or baste Embrace®) - Aurifil
- 90/14 stretch machine needle - SCHMETZ
- Basting spray, optional - Odif
- Fabric clips
- Iron (you can use an iron to press the Embrace® fabric) - Oliso
- Long, flower-head pins - Clover
- Polyester thread (for binding) - Mettler
- Rotary cutter - OLFA
- Scissors - Famore or Kai
- Self-healing cutting mat - OLFA
- Spray starch or starch alternative, optional
- Stiletto and pressing tool - ByAnnie
- Walking foot
Video tutorial: How to sew a “Sew Simple” Embrace® double gauze blanket
Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on February 23 to share her tips on how to sew a “Sew Simple” Embrace® double gauze blanket.
Can't make it? Check back here at 12 pm pacific after her live videos concludes for the embedded on-demand videos.
Free downloadable “Sew Simple” Embrace® double gauze blanket sewing pattern
Click the “Download Now!” button below to download and print our free “Sew Simple” Embrace® double gauze blanket sewing pattern (designed by Shannon Fabrics National Educator Teresa Coates).
If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.
Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.