Thursday, March 17, 2011

Men's Shirts into Baby Blanket

I saw this tutorial on This Momma Makes Stuff and thought it was really cute.  The top is made out of men's shirts sewn into strips and the back and border are yummy minky swirl.

I picked up my shirts as Value Village and sewed them all together.


I love how soft and cozy it is but I do feel like it's a really awkward size.  It's 30 inches square and now that's it's finished that seems really small.  I have lots of minky left and I cut off a lot of the men's shirt top, I easily could have made it bigger.  I suppose there's always next time and it's cuteness makes up for the size.  It's perfect for a new little boy, I just need to find the right one.
 
 
Linking To
Monday - C.R.A.F.T., Making The World Cuter, Polly Want a Crafter, Simpsonized Crafts, Sugar Bee Crafts, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, The Girl Creative   Tuesday - All Things Related, Creative Itch, Domestically Speaking, Ladybug BlessingsSassy Sites, Today's Creative Blog, This & That, Topsy Turvy    Wednesday - Blue Cricket Design, Me and My Bucket   Thursday - A Glimpse Inside House of Hepworth, It's Sew Stinkin Cute, Somewhat Simple, The Train to Crazy, What Allie's Making Now   Friday - Creation Corner, Finding Fabulous, Tatertots & Jello

16 comments:

Sharon@thisthriftyhouse said...

This is one of my favorites!! I love the pattern of the men's shirts!! So cute!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

This is so cute! I love the look and so very boyish! :)

Sommer said...

Laura this is so clever! I love it! You are so talented! I'd love to have you share this at my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This blanket is beautiful! I am sure this would make anyone happy to receive as a gift.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

This is so cute! What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for linking it up!

carrielundell said...

It turned out beautiful! You can definitely make it bigger next time. I love the 30" size for newborns - not too bulky for using when the baby is in the car seat carrier and also to portable enough to become "the blankie".

This is Carrie said...

It turned out beautiful! You can definitely make it bigger next time. I love the 30" size for newborns - not too bulky for using when the baby is in the car seat carrier and also to portable enough to become "the blankie".

Ani said...

That is adorable. :) Perfect for a little boy.

Shannon said...

I love that you backed it in that super-soft minky swirl!! It looks Better than Boutique! perfect baby gift!

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

Laura - I love this blanket! I featured you on my blog today! Please come visit and grab a button!!

Hugs ~~ Suz

www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot.com

Judy said...

What a great idea for a unique take on a baby blanket. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Misty said...

LOVE this blanket! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

The "Boutique" Girls said...

what a great idea! thanks for sharing!

HOMEmomMADE said...

this great!! I'll have to feature this next week for my 2nd edition of Make & Share...

Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition Fridays if you like.~ Christy

AllieMakes! said...

This is absolutley ADORABLE! I just LOVE it!
Thank You for linking this up to Making It With Allie last week! This started the party off perfectly!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Rubada Jahan said...

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