Sewing elephant baby blanket do not make for a nice homemade baby shower gift that can quickly be crafted by even a beginner crafter. A tied wool baby blanket that uses ribbon requires a little more time and effort, but the result is more elaborate than the traditional no-fleece blanket. Make a ribbon wool blanket from the ribbon to give as a gift at the next baby shower to attend. Stack the two pieces of fleece with the wrong sides together. Cut small slits along all four sides by means of two pieces of fleece. Make the leaves about an inch long, parallel to the edge and one inch away from the edge. Space the slots one inch apart.
Cut a 6-inch long piece of tape for each opening. Cut the ends at a 45 degree angle for a more finished look. Heat both ends of the tape with a lighter to seal the ends. Pass the tape through the overlap slots in the two pieces of fleece. Tie the ends of the ribbon together in a double knot on the outer edge of the fleece to hold the two pieces together. Do this for each opening to cut the two layers of fleece.
Elephant baby blanket can make a good gift for a baby shower, Christmas gift and other occasions. You can choose large blankets to wrap the baby on the outside or a small size blanket cozy crib to sleep on. Cradle blankets come in designs for boys and girls that fit in a crib-sized mattress. You can choose between different designs and colors of fabrics to make a custom crib blanket for your baby or as a gift in a few minutes. If the blanket is for a girl, select decorative fabrics with images of angels, hearts and much more.
Make decorative bows to add to the front of the crib elephant baby blanket. Since the blanket is for a girl, tie four or more pieces of pink ribbon into small bows. Place your two pieces of decorative fabric on a flat surface. Turn a piece of decorative fabric on the side with the pattern. Use a needle and thread to sew the arcs around the pattern. Put the other piece of fabric on top of the arcs so that the pattern is facing inward. This is the front and back of the cradle. Line the edges of the two blankets so they are.
Insert the straight pins along the edges to join the fabrics. Sew a straight line along the edges of each side of the blanket with a sewing machine or a needle and thread by hand. On one side of the blanket, leave about 10 cm in hole to remove the right side of the fabric. Put your hand or fingers in the hole and pull the fabric right side so the pattern is now facing outward. Fold the fabric inside the 10 cm hole even with the edge of the blanket. Flatten the fold with the iron so that the hole is practically invisible, then sew a straight line around the edges of the sides of the blanket to close the hole with a needle and thread.