How To Sew A Baby Blanket With Satin Binding: 12 Easy Steps

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It’s not as complicated as it sounds. You can do it yourself as long as you have the suitable materials needed for blanket binding._x000D_
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What Is Blanket Binding?

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Blanket binding is a type of fabric trim often used as borders in most quilts and blankets. It gives a more excellent finish to the edges and will also prevent them from fraying._x000D_
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Blanket bindings are generally 2 inches wide. It comes in various patterns and colors, so it’s easy to find the design you prefer the most._x000D_
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You can buy a package of binding that comes with a 4.75 yard of fabric._x000D_
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What Is Satin?

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Satin is a popular kind of fabric due to its smooth and glossy texture. It is originally from silk, which is a continuous thread pulled from silkworm cocoons._x000D_
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Nowadays, it can be made from synthetic materials such as rayon and polyester._x000D_
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Satin is durable and is most likely stronger than other standard fabrics from plain weaving. The thicker a satin fabric is, the lesser it is prone to wrinkling._x000D_
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The only disadvantage of this material is that it tends to snag, making it unappealing. It’s also slippery on the hands, so as far as it’s delicate to the skin, it can be a problem in sewing._x000D_
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How To Sew A Baby Blanket With Satin Binding

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  • Step #1. Prepare the materials. You will need a blanket, satin binding, scissors, quilter’s ruler, sewing machine, hand sewing needles, binder clips, and pins.
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  • Step #2. Pre-wash the baby flannel before cutting it in half because it tends to shrink. After washing and cutting the blanket in two, add your desired designs and patterns such as applique and embroidery.
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  • Step #3. Put together the two flannel pieces and make sure that the front is facing outward on both sides. Pin the blankets together and stitch the edges to keep them from separating.
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  • Step #4. Examine your satin binding and make sure to remove the frays from the edges. Open the binding that comes in a 2-inch single fold and slid the blanket inside.
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  • Step #5. Fold the binding to cover the edges of the blanket. Leave an inch of the binding on the corners. Pin it in place.
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  • Step #6. Set your machine on “zigzag stitch” and make sure not to start right at the first corner, but at least 6 inches away from it.
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Overlap the stitch on the satin and the flannel. Finish the stitch up to the next corner and cut the thread._x000D_
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  • Step #7. Open the satin binding and fold it at a 90° angle, so the binding covers the next side. Place the flannel inside the fold of the binding.
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  • Step #8. Pin the binding in place. Sew the edges in a zigzag pattern once again. The corners are supposed to have a mitered edge look.
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  • Step #9. Once you’ve reached the first binding end, prepare to connect the next one. Measure the blanket with a ruler and cut the edge of the binding for at least 1/4 inch beyond the flannel’s edge.
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  • Step #10. Pin the edge of the first binding to the edge of the second one. Stitch both ends in 1/4-wide zigzag stitch. Make sure that it’s secured so it won’t fray up when washed.
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  • Step #11. Again, fold the corners at a 90°angle while slipping the flannel inside of the fold. You will be prompted again with a mitered edge.
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Continue the process of overlapping the zigzag stitch in the binding and the flannel._x000D_
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  • Step #12. Make sure that all corners have a mitered look. After finishing the process, secure the thread. Cut the end of the thread and other unnecessary frays.
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Tips When Sewing With Satin

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Working with satin isn’t always an easy project. Here are some guides to help you have a better relationship with this popular fabric:_x000D_
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    Never cut multiple layers

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Due to its smooth texture, satin can be slippery, especially when placed upon each other._x000D_
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Other fabrics are easy to cut, even in layers, but satin is a different case. It can slide when you lose control over it, and it’d leave you with an ugly cut._x000D_
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    Use the correct needle size

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Another common characteristic of satin is it is unforgiving of needle marks. Larger needles and threads can contribute to its snagging._x000D_
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More delicate fibers and needles are preferable when working with this kind of fabric._x000D_
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    Be gentle

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Satin fabrics don’t perform well under pressure. Too much tension can cause its seams to wrinkle and create unwanted pulls._x000D_
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Always be gentle when using satin fabric and be delicate as much as possible._x000D_
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    Refrain from applying heat

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Unlike other fabrics, satin doesn’t wrinkle as much. Pressing heat into the material won’t be beneficial at all. It will only reduce the natural luster of the fabric instead of making it look better._x000D_
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    Use good pins

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Every sewist knows that pinning a satin is risky. It leaves noticeable marks._x000D_
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If you have the means, invest in better pins, preferable thinner ones, to ensure that no more snagging will happen in the future._x000D_
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Conclusion

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Learning how to sew a baby blanket with satin binding isn’t hard at all. Always remember to enjoy the process and be eager to learn new skills._x000D_
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We’ve prepared the necessary steps and the guides for your next project. Happy crafting!

How To Use Miracle Blanket

How To Use Miracle Blanket: A Quick and Easy Guide

Miracle Blankets are easy-to-use blankets that many parents trust for swaddling their child. Here, we will guide you on how to use Miracle Blanket so that you and your baby can sleep peacefully and soundly through the night. You don’t have to worry about them having trouble sleeping anymore!_x000D_
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We will go through three easy steps: Preparation, Folding and Wrapping, and Securing. _x000D_
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Step #1. Preparation

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The first step is to prepare the blanket. Lay it on a smooth and dry surface. The foot pouch should be at the bottom, and you should spread out the arm flaps as well._x000D_
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Afterward, you can place your baby in between the arm flaps. Place their feet inside the foot pouch. _x000D_
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Sometimes, when your baby is too small, the feet might not reach the foot pouch. To solve this, fold it so that your baby’s feet can touch the bottom of the Miracle Blanket._x000D_
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Voila! You’re done with the first step. You can proceed to the following steps with ease. _x000D_
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Step #2. Folding and wrapping

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After placing the baby securely in between the arm flaps with their feet in the foot pouch, the next thing you have to do is to fold the blanket over the baby._x000D_
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Fold the arm flaps over your baby. They should land just outside your baby’s arms._x000D_
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After that, tuck the flaps under your baby’s back. _x000D_
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At this point, you may think: where do my baby’s arms go? You can place their arms either at their sides or across their chest in the arms over chest position. _x000D_
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Next, fold the short side over your baby’s belly. If the arms are down, tuck the fabric under the baby’s left armpit. The blanket should reach until the baby’s back._x000D_
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Wrap the longer side over the baby’s belly as well. Make sure to go all the way around until you run out of fabric. As you do this, keep the top of the blanket just a little bit below the baby’s shoulders._x000D_
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After all of these, you should have wrapped snugly around your precious little one. _x000D_
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Step #3. Securing

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The last step is perhaps the most crucial one. You need to secure the blanket by tucking it correctly. Your baby should not be in an awkward or uncomfortable position._x000D_
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Check if the fit is snug. It shouldn’t be too tight to cause any discomfort or suffocation. _x000D_
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To do this, insert two fingers between the blanket and your baby’s chest. Is there enough room for your fingers? If yes, then you’ve done an excellent job._x000D_
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After doing this, watch out for any signs of discomfort. If you find none, then you’ve done it! You’ve successfully used a Miracle Blanket for swaddling your infant._x000D_
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Your baby can now enjoy a longer, deeper, and most importantly, safer sleep. _x000D_
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Are Miracle Blankets Safe?

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These blankets are 100% safe for use. They are also the number one swaddling blanket recommended by pediatricians._x000D_
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When you first use the Miracle Blanket, your baby may show signs of discomfort because they need to get used to the blanket. After a few uses, your child will become accustomed to it, and some even look forward to swaddling._x000D_
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What Are The Benefits Of Learning How to Use Miracle Blanket?

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Aside from being safe, the Miracle Blanket also provides many benefits for your infant._x000D_
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For example, babies need to sleep on their backs, especially for the first few months of their life. A swaddle like the Miracle Blanket will help your baby stay flat on their back during their slumber. Swaddles also help your baby sleep more deeply and more peacefully._x000D_
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However, parents should be mindful of how they swaddle their baby. Misusing the blanket has serious health and safety risks for your infant. _x000D_
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If the swaddle is too tight, your baby can develop problems with their movement and mobility. Incorrect swaddling can also lead to SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. _x000D_
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Additionally, your child should only be wearing a diaper when swaddled to avoid overheating._x000D_
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When Should You Stop Swaddling? 

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Aside from the health and safety risks listed above, you should also be mindful of your baby’s mobility. If they can roll over, that is a sign that you should stop swaddling your baby. _x000D_
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Rolling over intentionally usually occurs at around 14 weeks old. _x000D_
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You should stop swaddling at this age, or perhaps even earlier, because your baby could undo their swaddle from rolling over. A fussy baby in a swaddle can lead to discomfort, suffocation, and even death. _x000D_
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What Should You Do After Swaddling?

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You can gradually stop swaddling by getting them used to sleep with an arm or leg outside the swaddle. Keep removing more limbs from the swaddle until they can sleep soundly without it._x000D_
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Conclusion

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Learning how to use Miracle Blanket has never been easier. With only three simple steps, you can successfully swaddle your precious child with ease._x000D_
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All you need to do is Prepare, Fold and Wrap, and Secure! After that, you can sleep soundly knowing your baby is fast asleep as well, swaddled in a reliable, doctor-recommended Miracle Blanket._x000D_
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