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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, 2006


  • Cotton or seersucker

  • Thin flannel

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine

  • Sewing kit


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

  3. Turn blanket inside out; hand-sew opening closed.

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