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Instructions for Making an Felt Angel Baby Blanket

24 views  •  12 Feb 2024
Ms Felt
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How To Make A Felt Angel Baby Blanket

The felt angel baby blanket is a precious and heartwarming creation, designed to cocoon newborns in warmth and tenderness. Crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail, this soft and luxurious blanket is adorned with delicate angelic motifs, exuding an air of serenity and protection. The soothing texture of the felt fabric offers a gentle embrace, making it the perfect companion for a baby's peaceful slumber.

Its ethereal design, featuring cherubic angels with outstretched wings, imparts a sense of guardian watchfulness over the little one, creating a comforting ambiance in the nursery. As a cherished keepsake, this angelic blanket not only provides physical warmth but also wraps the baby in a blanket of love and security, ensuring they feel safe and cherished from their very first moments.

Materials You Will Need To Make A Felt Angel Baby Blanket

  • White woven felt: 20 x 27cm (8 x 10 1/2in)
  • Blue woven felt: 29 x 16cm (11 3/8 x 6 1/4in)
  • Off-white woollen fabric: 60 x 80cm (23 1/2 x 31 3/8in)
  • Violet woollen fabric: 60 x 80cm (23 1/2 x 31 3/8in)
  • Ball of fluffy thread in white
  • White sewing thread
  • Chenille needle and sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Feather stencils
  • Opaque fabric paint in pearl white
  • Opaque fabric paint in white
  • Small stencil brush
  • Soft (2B) pencil
  • Tracing paper
  • Bristol board
  • Very fine-tipped fabric pen
  • Dressmaking scissors and embroidery scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Iron
Instructions for Making an Felt Angel Baby Blanket

Start Making The Felt Angel Baby Blanket

Step 1 — Make Up the Motifs

Enlarge the cloud template and cherub template by the amount you want, then trace them separately onto Bristol board. Carefully cut out the templates using paper scissors.

Place the cloud template on the reverse of the blue felt and the cherub template on the reverse of the white felt. Trace the outlines onto the felt using a fabric pen, then cut out each motif with embroidery scissors.

Use a craft knife to cleanly cut out the slits above and below the cherub's arms. Remove any markings with a damp cloth.

Step 2 — Sew On the Motifs

On the reverse of each piece of woollen fabric, mark a rectangle measuring 58 x 78cm (22 3/4 x 30 1/2in) with a fabric pen, and cut it out using dressmaking scissors.

Lay the cloud with the cherub motif on top towards one corner of the violet blanket, ensuring that the top of the cherub's head is 7.5cm (3in) from the edge.

Pin the two motifs onto the felt angel baby blanket and sew them on with small running stitches. Use a chenille needle to sew a couching stitch all the way around the cloud, using doubled lengths of fluffy thread for the laid thread and white sewing thread for the tying thread.
Instructions for Making an Felt Angel Baby Blanket

Finish Making The Felt Angel Baby Blanket

Step 3 — Paint the Feathers

Trace the shapes of the different feathers from the stencils onto tracing paper and cut them out. Pin the paper feathers onto the blanket, arranging them to your liking while avoiding overcrowding the design.

Alternate between small and large feathers. Mix one third pearl white paint with two thirds white paint in a small saucer. Lay the blanket flat on a stable surface. Remove one of the paper feathers and place the corresponding stencil in its place.

Apply a small amount of paint to the stencil brush and gently dab the paint onto the blanket. Repeat this process for all the feathers. Allow the paint to dry overnight, then iron each feather on the reverse side for several minutes to set the paint.

Step 4 — Finishing Touches To The Felt Angel Baby Blanket 

Lay the two blankets one on top of the other, with wrong sides together, and pin them at 5cm (2in) intervals along the edges.

Sew the two blankets together all the way around with a couching stitch, using the fluffy thread doubled, similar to how you did for the cloud motif.
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