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Springtime Covers

Give wonderful new purpose to pretty fabric remnants by turning them into blankets for a newborn. Plus, they're super-easy to sew.




  • Cotton or seersucker
  • Thin flannel
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kit


  1. Step 1

    Pair a lightweight fabric, such as cotton or seersucker, with thin flannel. Cut both into 34-by-45-inch pieces; pin with right sides facing.

  2. Step 2

    Machine-sew edges with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving a 3-inch opening.

  3. Step 3

    Turn blanket inside out; hand-sew opening closed.

Martha Stewart Kids, 2006



Reviews (7)

  • RobinM61 12 May, 2014

    I first thought this was one of those little blankets with a corner "hood"...not so. I made this but also made my corner "hood"...cut a piece each of your flannel and your fabric into a right triangle with the two shorter sides 9" long each. Place right sides together and sew along the long side. Turn, press. Place flannel layer of blanket right side up; lay "hood" flannel side down, matching raw edges to corner of flannel blanket layer. Place cotton blanket piece on top, pin, sew as directed.

  • angela12410 18 May, 2013

    Ok would love to make this craft BUT I am unable to find the pattern! There is no link or any thing that send me to the pattern.

  • Caitlyn Kendrix-Freedman 4 Apr, 2013

    The instructions for this project are quite clear....IF you read them. Martha clearly stated that one side is to be flannel, while the other side is to be a light weight cotton or other type fabric.

  • maksmommy 3 Sep, 2011

    This was SUPER easy! My ten year old daughter just made this in half an hour for a baby shower gift. She added an iron on applique to one corner on each side for extra flair!

  • MiRey411 13 Jul, 2010

    This is a very simple project. Take two pieces of fabric and sandwich them right sides together and sew along the edges leaving enough space to pull through the fabric turning right side out. Once pulled through tuck in the opening to line up with the rest then top stitch all around the outside making sure you catch and close the opening.

  • Shezzy 6 Jul, 2009

    Could be a little more detailed on the directions, Martha!

  • cupcakestockings 23 May, 2009

    A more detailed how-to, perhaps with pictures, would be helpful. Is this intended to be a blankie with a different fabric on either side? Thank you!