Friday, June 26, 2009

Hooded Doll Blanket Tutorial

I've been meaning to make one of these for a really long time. Claire likes to have her baby wrapped in a blanket, but it's difficult for her to keep the blanket on the baby & she gets frustrated. This little blanket has a hood & a velcro closure to keep it from falling off.

To make the blanket you'll need 2 - 15" square pieces of fabric. One triangle piece of fabric (When cutting, line this fabric up with one corner of your square piece, measure 8" on each side & then draw a line to connect them making the bottom line of the triangle). Double fold bias tape & some velcro.

I am giving you measurements for a larger triangle piece than I used. I think it will stay on the baby's head a bit better. :) Pin bias tape to the long edge of the triangle.

Sew the bias tape on & trim it flush with the triangle edges.

Arrange your fabric pieces like so...Outside piece right side down, lining piece right side up, triangle piece in one corner facing right side up. Pin the pieces together.

Using a bowl & fabric marker, draw rounded corners on all four corners.

Cut the rounded corners.

Starting at an edge opposite the triangle piece, start pinning bias tape all the way around.


Where the ends meet, cut the top piece just a little bit longer, fold it under & overlap it on the starting end & pin.

Sew all the way around to attach the seam binding. Pin velcro in place as shown below. You may want to test the blanket out on your doll at this point. You can place the velcro further in from the corners for a more snug fit if you'd like. Sew around the velcro pieces & trim your threads.


And there you have it! A quick little hooded baby doll blanket your kids are sure to love. I couldn't even get a photo of the doll before Sadie grabbed her up. :)

80 comments:

Jessica said...

thanks for this candace! i will have to make one for my little ones bday coming up.

lesley said...

love that! this should give me plenty of time to finish it for christmas when i give my wee one her first doll...thanks!

Helena said...

that is darling, thanks for the tut.

Lissy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this - it is perfect :)

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Meg said...

What a great idea!
Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

andrea said...

How cool! Good idea! I'll definitely have to make one for Cambria, she is baby crazy.

Ginger said...

How cute is this! What a wonderful job teaching us how to make the blanket .
Thank you so much.

Amy said...

this is super cute, thanks for the tutorial!

casserole said...

What an absolutely precious doll blanket!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-hooded-blanket-for-a-baby-doll/2009/06/28/
--Anne

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Sara said...

Incase you didn't see...
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Kari @ Ucreate said...

I am so featuring this! This will be perfect for my 3 girls! THANKS!

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Ashley said...

Awww. My 2-year-old is "super mommy" right now. She would love this!

Nettie said...

I love this and wish to make one for my 2 year old granddaughter. Would this fit a 20" doll or should I use larger than 15" squares? Thank you in advance.

TUTU Monkey said...

Thanks so much for posting this!!

Bek said...

Hi there, found you via whip up. I love this idea and the fabrics you used are adorable. Thanks for the tute!

Candace said...

Nettie,

Good question! The doll that I made this for is 15" long. So if you are making it for a 20" doll, I would suggest making the squares 20" long.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, this is so cute! Thanks so much for the how-to, I'll be linking.

Nettie said...

Thank you, Candace!!

Lauren said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I'll be making a few of these for my kindergarten classroom. The kids will adore them.

jade said...

going to make one of these for my daughter for when her newborn sister arrives. she'll be able to bathe her baby right along with me. thanks for the tutorial!

Angela Neil said...

Thank you so much for the sweet tutorial! My little girl, Serenity loved it! I blogged about it here: http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2009/08/dolly-blanket.html

saffiertje said...

thanx for the great tutorial! Love this one t make for the holiday time...

CatLady said...

Love this tutorial. I just put one of my own together. http://neurosesgalore.com/2009/12/07/progress-2/

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

This is so cute! I linked on my Treasures for Tots blog sidebar!
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elainey said...

Thank you Candace!

I think this might be what I make for my 2yo nephew's birthday!

Jaymee said...

This is so adorable and so simple! My daughters have a ton of dolls to use this on, they will love it! Thank you!!!

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Thank you so much for these patterns for the dolls. The hooded blanket/towell, pants and shirts. I looked on the internet for two hours before I finally found this. My granddaughter is turning 3 in a few weeks and I needed to make her dolly some accessories. Keep it up. Thank you a Grandma in Wyoming.

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