Easy Sew Minky Nativity Throw Blanket Tutorial

 

Make a beautiful, high quality Nativity throw blanket for Christmas!  Come see how to turn a minky panel and coordinating yardage into a self-binding beautiful, cuddly blanket in next to no time.

  

By using extra wide, cuddly soft minky fabric,  it's easy to create a stunning throw with just a few straight seams and no need for batting.
 
 
Our Christmas minky panels have built-in borders to give the look of piecing, but without the work.
 
 
 
If you're new to sewing with minky, take a look at our Sewing With Minky Guide, to get all the tips & tricks, like needle type, stitch length and more, to make things extra smooth and easy.
 

 
 Now on to the making!
 
Christ Is Born Blanket
 

 

- Pins and hand sewing needle

- Ruler/yardstick 
 
Start by making sure sides of fabric are cut perfectly straight with a yard stick.  With right sides facing, and making sure the naps are going in the same direction, pin the raw sides of the fabric and fabric panel together and stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  
 

Lay blanket flat and roll seams inward so they are 4 inches inward from the fold on each side.  

 
Pin then stitch across the top and bottom (stitch 1 1/2 inches inward from selvage since it is extra wide - or just trim 1 inch off first). Leave a several inch wide gap for turning at the bottom.  Clip corners and turn right side out.  Hand stitch gap closed. 


Born Is The King Blanket 

 

 

Since this panel is landscape and has a side border in the design, it has a mitered corner style to be able to bring the backing fabric around on all sides to self bind it.

 


 

 Materials:

- Born Is The King Minky panel 

- 2 yds Born Is The King Stained Glass Minky Fabric, Red & Green or Multi

- Pins and hand sewing needle

- Ruler/yardstick 
 
Start by making sure all sides of fabric are cut perfectly straight with a yard stick with a 72 inch height and 59 inch width.
 

 Trim the panel sides so that the green border is just 4 inches wide and 1/2 inch high on the top and bottom.

 

The stained glass minky fabric will be significantly wider and longer than the panel since it wraps around to the front on all sides.

 

The top and bottom seams will be done first.  With right sides of fabrics facing (and making sure the naps are going in the same direction), pin the raw sides of the fabric and fabric panel together and stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. 

 

Lay blanket flat and roll seams so they are 8 1/2 inches inward from the fold on each side. 

 

Carefully bring together the side raw edges, working around the corner overhang fabric, pin and stitch, leaving the starting and last 1/2 inch un-stitched so it will be easier to pull out the corners for the next step.

 

Pull corners out to a point and stitch from point to where the top & side seams meet.  Trim down seam allowances and turn right side out.  Hand stitch gap closed.

 

Now enjoy your beautiful, heavenly soft Christmas Nativity blankets or give them as a stunning holiday gift!

 


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