After becoming pregnant again, I knew the one thing that I really wanted was the muslin swaddle blankets. Muslin swaddle blankets are airy enough for the Texas heat and big enough for a big or small baby, with plenty of room for growing. However, they cost the big bucks. Big bucks that this mama can't seem to force herself to buy.
There was a day that I almost gave in when I saw them on sale for $29.99 at Tar-Jay. Luckily I came to my senses.
So what is a girl to do whenever she has one item stuck in her head that she can't-possibly-live-without-but can't-fork-out-the-money-for?
Well it took me a few months, but I finally figured it out. Jersey fabric!! It's an airy, stretchy, material and cheap enough for my wallet!
Can't sew, you say? NO Problem-o! Check this out.
I bought two different prints of Jersey fabric on sale at Hobby Lobby. Each one yard.
Then I ironed the wrinkles out of them.
Then I cut them into proportional sizes using my yard stick.
Viola!! Easy right!?! If you are really anal you can sew around the edges with your sewing machine, but really there is no need for it because the edges roll up naturally, especially after being washed.
Ahhhh...just look at that face. He hehehe!He soooo hated me for doing this to him. But it goes to show that it can swaddle a big 9 month old baby!
*** Since this post was written, I have delivered my baby girl, Rori! I thought that it would only be appropriate to show all of you what this no-sew-swaddle blanket looks like on an actual infant and not my 9 month old son! lol.***
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