Wednesday, 20 October 2010
A couple of our friends have just welcomed their new baby boy into the world. I'd been thinking about what to make for him (assuming I would knit something), but when we were out shopping and saw a really great quality baby sheet at a massive discount, I couldn't resist. Still, I wanted to make it a more personal present.
I know lots of you are mothers or expecting or know someone who is, so I thought I'd share this quick and easy way to personalise a sheet or blanket.
I used a couple of rulers to keep the letters straight, and wrote his name in (blue) dressmaker's chalk first. Then I picked out an appropriate shade of embroidery cotton (deep blue, in this case, to complement the pale blue of the sheet) and stitched carefully over the name. The top section of this sheet is double-thickness, so I was able to stitch on the front without putting the needle all the way through to the back, which hopefully makes it less likely that tiny fingers will pull the stitches out.
It only took me a couple of hours, and now I just have to iron it and wrap it. I'll probably still knit something, too - any recommendations for baby patterns you've used and loved?