We have such a beautiful collection of double gauze right now. Sevenberry prints, dreamy solids, and bushels of gorgeous Nani Iro. Do you know what I really want to do with all this beauty? I want to wallpaper my house in it! But that's not practical, so I've started doing the next best thing. Making dead simple blankets.
You start with a big square of double gauze and then you hem it. Done. If you have a serger, this is easier than pie. I used wooly nylon thread and a narrow three thread stitch with a very short stitch length. I originally tried using a rolled hem, but the gauze is too delicate and the hem kept pulling away from the fabric - not exactly what you want.... If you don't have a serger, just make a narrow 1/4" or 1/2" hem on your sewing machine.
In a cute print this is a swaddling blanket. In a Nani Iro double gauze, you've got a swaddling blanket and a beautiful scarf/breastfeeding cover up for the new mom in your life. But why does this have to have anything to do with a new baby? It could be a beautiful scarf for you or piece of art you hang up on the wall.
You could fairly accuse me of not pushing any sewing boundaries with my blanket/scarf/wall art, but I don't care because I'm swaddled in some of the most beautiful fabrics I've ever seen.
Come by the store to enjoy our double gauze collection or pop over to the online store!