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45 mins

Turn an old sweater into a beautiful baby gift.

Posted by Alida Makes from Greenville, North Carolina, United States • Published See Alida Makes's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, find a sweater, wash in hot water, and tumble dry. This way you know it's not going to shrink! Cut the sleeves off.

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the sleeves open on the inside seam.

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 3
    Step 3

    ...

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now you're going to cut out the hood.

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 5
    Step 5

    Ok, so this may sound wrong, but you're going to sew it together wrong sides facing. Just trust me here. Zig zag as close to the edge as you can.

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then turn it right sides facing and sew again, using a 1/2" seam allowance to make sure none of the first seam shows through. This is a french seam. It will keep your cocoon from unraveling.

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the hood pieces, stopping 5 inches from the bottom.

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pin the hood inside the cocoon with the wrong side of the hood facing the wrong side of the cocoon. Zig Zag.

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold over and sew again, forming a french seam.

  • How to make a baby blanket comforter. Upcycled Sweater Baby Cocoon - Step 10
    Step 10

    Decorate!

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