diy gauzy baby blanket

I’ve heard lots of good things about the cotton gauze baby blankets and have been on the hunt for some on sale but have had no such luck. I stumbled upon a diy tutorial and thought “why haven’t I thought of that”?? These blankets are honestly the easiest thing to make and are so much cheaper when you do them yourself!

My mom, Hannah and I ventured out to fabricland this week to check out their latest sale. Turns out they had a buy one meter get two free sale and I was able to pick up enough material to make three blankets for $10!! Hannah wasn’t as impressed with my find as I was and screamed the whole time we were there…which ended up getting us quicker service so it turned out to be in our favour 🙂 Fabricland had a good variety of colours and patterns but you could always purchase white and dye it whatever colour you like.


What’s needed?

  • 1 meter of cotton gauze/muslin material
  • thread
  • scissors or rotary cutter
  • measuring tape
  • sewing machine

As I said earlier these blankets are incredibly easy to make! You literally only need to be able to cut and sew in a straight line. First thing I did was measure and out a 30″ x 30″ square of material. Then I folded and ironed a 1/4″ hem. If you’re not particular about the straight edge and want to save time you can forget the ironing and just fold and pin down your hem. Last but not least I sewed down the edges with a zig-zag stitch and ta-da it’s done!


These blankets are hands-down my favourite for Hannah. I use them for tummy time, swaddling, and they’re great as a windbreaker without making her too warm. They also make great gifts for baby showers! You can even personalize them by adding your own monogram or applique.


Xoxo Jordan

2 thoughts on “diy gauzy baby blanket

  1. I just made a few baby blankets but made them out of flannelette. I’ll have to look for the gauze material next time! Thanks for the idea!

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