Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Unusually Useful Receiving Blanket pattern page

Unusually Useful Receiving Blanket Pattern
Every new mother receives tons of receiving blankets as gifts, and 95% of them are useless – they’re either the wrong shape to swaddle a baby, or made of dry clean only fabric, or so bulky that the kid would sweat to death if you actually used it.

This receiving blanket, on the other hand, is just about perfect. It’s big and square, so it’s perfect for swaddling. But don’t stop there – you can use this for so many other things! This blanket has been used to: swaddle babies, protect babies from the sun in strollers, keep babies sitting upright in strollers and high chairs, protect adult laps from diaper leakage during nursing, protect the carpet from urps during tummy time, cover up during public nursing sessions, give babies something familiar to sleep with when traveling, etc. And the best part is, you can whip a couple of these up during one naptime, so they’re perfect to make for yourself or for friends who are expecting. Oh, and did I mention they’re cheap and washable? Approximate finished size: 40" square.

This is a perfect pattern for people who are just learning to sew, or for experienced sewers who need to turn out a baby gift pronto. Because the patterns is very inexpensive, and it requires about 1 1/2 yards of flannel, this pattern should be very profitable for you!

A person with average sewing skills should be able to finish this project in less than one naptime (two hours).

Photos from the pattern:

Mitering the corners

How to swaddle

Pattern includes color photographs of the sewing and swaddling procedures, and it is packaged in a resealable plastic bag (6"x9"), ready to hang and sell.

Wholesale price: $1.50/pattern

Suggested retail price: $3-$4, or whatever the market will bear in your area

Free shipping on your first order! Shipping charges for subsequent orders will be the actual charges for USPS Priority Mail to your destination.

I am willing to make free samples to display in your shop, if you are willing to provide the materials. Please contact me for more information on this service.

For more information or to place an order, please contact Gretchen Woods at Lazy Mama Designs: lazymamadesigns (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Thank you for your interest, and I hope to hear from you soon!

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