How to: make a set of baby swaddling blankets
These beautiful swaddling blankets would make such a sweet present for a new mum.
I love the handstitched detail on the edges of each blanket, it really makes them into a beautiful keepsake.
If you aren't a mum, swaddling blankets are the best for keeping your babba snug and feeling cosy when they fist come out and for the first few months after.
By wrapping them in a tight piece of muslin or non-stretchy cloth (sorry, no knitting here) they feel much like they felt in the womb and go off sound asleep (or at least so's the thought - maybe not one to mention after you've been rocking them for hours!).
The blankets would look super cute with some hand embroidery too - a little character or the babys name perhaps?
I wish I'd seen this tutorial earlier, I'd have definitely whipped myself up a few, the ones you buy are very boring and no where near as groovy as these!
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[Images via The Purl Bee]