What an awesome baby shower gift! Anneliese of aestheticnest.com developed this excellent "Lovey" tutorial utilizing minky and satin. When her daughter, Scarlett, was born, a friend gave her a "lovey." She wasn't familiar with the concept, just thought it was a cute, portable, baby-sized blanket. Her friend explained that the mother is supposed to sleep a couple nights with the lovey to imbue it with her scent, and then give it to baby to sleep with so that baby will be comforted by it when mommy is in the other room sleeping, or away for an hour or two. So it's soft and cuddly and portable, and smells like mom--perfect!
To make your own Luxe Lovey you will need:
1/3 yard each of two coordinating minky fabrics (with 60" minky you will actually have enough fabric for 6 loveys!)
1 package Wright's Satin Blanket Binding (1 package is enough for 3 loveys; buy two packages to make 6 loveys)
Join the Sewing For Babies group!