Designer Baby Blanket – Add a little trim

posted on November 8, 2010 by  |  posted under Boys, Fun With Kids, Girls, Sewing  |  32 Comments

Designer Baby Blanket  Add a little trim

The little things make all the difference.  I would like to introduce you to my newest love…trim. Even the most basic sewer can make something spectacular by adding a little trim.

As many of you know, I only sew square things. DO you remember the designer burp cloths I made last year?  Well, I decided to break out the sewing machine and attempt another project—a designer baby blanket, with TRIM!

I’m sure most of you really don’t need instructions, but just in case there is a beginner ‘square-sewer’ out there like me, simply place two fabrics together (face the sides towards each other).  Leave a little hole to flip fabric right sides out.  Hand sew hole closed. Done. Easy. -I like to sew the trim to the face of one piece of fabric before sewing the two fabrics together. It makes it easier to handle.

I can’t decide which one I like better–the ruffle trim,

or the pom ball trim?

A simple square baby blanket, turned fancy shmancy designer baby blanket, by simply adding some trim.  They turned out oh so cute {if I do say so myself}. 😉

I had a little extra ruffle trim left over, so I twirled the trim around and around (hot gluing as I went) and made a complimenting hair clip.

Packaged up and ready to gift.  Shhh, don’t tell my friends I only know how to sew squares. 😉  It’s our little secret.

I’m pretty sure I need one in my size.  Yeah, I’ll definitely be making one for me.

Oh the possibilities with trim…

What are you going to put it on?!

Designer Baby Blanket  Add a little trim

Shop at to find the fabrics and trim’s I used for this project.  Another one of my favorite sites for buying designer fabric is (They have great prices and usually have free shipping. Enter code ‘CLEAR30’ for an extra 30% off clearance fabrics this week).

Make sure to check out my designer burp cloth post for another EASY square sewing project.

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    1. November 8th, 2010 at 10:07 am
      Jessa says:
      Very, VERY, very cute!
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    2. November 8th, 2010 at 10:47 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      Looks like you're a pro-sewer to me! The blanket looks so soft and cuddly.
    3. November 8th, 2010 at 11:33 am
      pennymck says:
      You are so cute Shelley! I love your ideas, and that they make the simplest things look so fabulous. The hair clip is amazing!
    4. November 8th, 2010 at 12:10 pm
      Monica says:
      GORGEOUS!! And love the matching clips!!
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    5. November 8th, 2010 at 12:18 pm
      Julie says:
      Cute cute cute! I really like the first one!
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    6. November 8th, 2010 at 12:26 pm
      Jennifer Blamy says:
      Just curious what size the fabric was?
    7. November 8th, 2010 at 1:11 pm
      mallory says:
      I loooove this! I just made the designer burp cloths this weekend and they turned out perfect. The only thing I did different was I did a finishing stitch all the way around the edges when I was finished. And I LOVE the idea of sewing the trim to one of the pieces of fabric before sewing the pieces together. Such a simple and helpful idea that i would have never thought of!
    8. November 8th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
      Amy Lindstrom says:
      BLACK! I LOVE IT! Seriously beautiful! I love when people think outside of the light blue and pink box!
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    9. November 8th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
      Alison says:
      Super cute Shelley! YOu are a pro sewer to can sew straight! Cute post!
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    10. November 8th, 2010 at 3:52 pm
      Danielle says:
      I am a "square" sewer myself. Thank you for this post. Those are Soooooooooo cute. I don't know if I would have ever thought of trim. How simple! Thanks.
    11. November 8th, 2010 at 4:49 pm
      Ellie g says:
      Oh my word! Or, more appropriately....oh my loss of words! I am DYING over that combo!! Seriously. I'm almost dead! I had never thought of throwing some trim in between. I make these kind of blankets all the time for baby gifts...but you just helped me amp them up a notch!! Thank you. You may have changed my gift giving life forever! :)
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    12. November 8th, 2010 at 8:39 pm
      Ruthann says:
      Adorable! Now if only I could get my sewing machine to sew straight lines!! :)
    13. November 9th, 2010 at 1:33 pm
      Katie says:
      The hair clip is totally what sets the whole thing over the top for me! And that fabric is so so stinkin' cute!
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    14. November 9th, 2010 at 2:29 pm
      Oona says:
      Super cute! I may have to make on of these for myself.
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    15. November 9th, 2010 at 3:03 pm
      LouAnn says:
      Help - what is that fabric? I can't find it at JoAnns. Did you post it and I missed it? THANKS!
    16. November 9th, 2010 at 3:04 pm
      Sherrie W says:
      I search high and low for the ruffled ribbon trim on Is there anyway you could send me the link? I'd love to get my hands on several colors of the ruffled ribbon trim without having to gather it myself! Thanks,
    17. November 9th, 2010 at 9:33 pm
      elisa says:
      How did you make the flower? The blanket is beautiful!
      • November 10th, 2010 at 11:10 am
        Shelley says:
        I just hot glued it at the base,...around and around until it made the perfect flower :) Easier than it looks.
    18. November 10th, 2010 at 9:21 am
      Shanae says:
      I am with LouAnn...not being a sewer (but could probably do a few straight lines), I would like to know what type of fabric you used.
    19. November 10th, 2010 at 10:36 am
      Angie says:
    20. November 10th, 2010 at 11:07 am
      Jessica says:
      LOVE IT! I think you should try the blankets where you cut a thrift store stuffed animal in half and sew it on (kind of like you do with trim). They are super cute and fun! I love the animal print!:) How many yards of trim did you use? I'm totally going to make the blanket and clips!:) SO CUTE!
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    21. November 10th, 2010 at 11:09 am
      Jessica says:
      LOVE IT! I think you should try the blankets where you cut a thrift store stuffed animal in half and sew it on (kind of like you do with trim). They are super cute and fun! I love the animal print!:) How many yards of trim did you use? I'm totally going to make the blanket and clips!:) SO CUTE!
    22. November 10th, 2010 at 1:03 pm
      Jean B says:
      I'm with those who said they would like to make one for themselves, so beautiful and I love the ruffle.. BUT, I had heart failure when you talked of putting pom poms on a baby blanket, soon they would be putting them in their mouth and that is a very real chocking hazzard, Please please no pom poms for babies, thanks
    23. November 10th, 2010 at 2:48 pm
      Holly says:
      I love this blanket. Being a beginner - I'm looking at the blanket and trying to figure out - did you cut that trim in half? Is there anything you have to do to prep it or finish it, before sewing it into the blanket?
    24. November 10th, 2010 at 9:07 pm
      Melissa says:
      BEAutiful! Could you tell us what fabric you used?
    25. November 14th, 2010 at 3:19 pm
      Kaela says:
      I love the ruffle trim! I can't wait to try this out myself!
    26. December 22nd, 2012 at 2:59 pm
      JLT says:
      I know it's been years since you posted this…I just wondered what type of sewing foot you used - it looks like it gathers the edge of trim in the middle & you didn't have to pin. (I hate pinning :) ) I've got it all cut and ready to sew but don't know what foot to use!
      • December 22nd, 2012 at 8:20 pm
        Shelley says:
        Yikes! I didn't use a special foot. Really. I'm a beginner and used what was on the machine. :)
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