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Written by Husqvarna Viking on May 11, 2023

How to Sew a Teething Ring Blanket

Show your toddler or newest addition love with this easy-to-make heart-themed Teething Ring Blanket.

For this project, we use a technique known as mitred corners, which makes corners look nice and professionally finished.

A mitred corner is a join that forms s corner, where the two edges meet at a 45-degree angle to create a 90-degree corner.

Project-based on Jessica Kjellberg’s Original post for mySewnet.

Let's Get Started!

Requirements:

Here is what you need to make your very own Teething Ring Blanket:

  • Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine
  • Muslin Fabric in blush pink 50cm x 50cm (20" x20")
  • Co-ordinating Sewing Thread
  • Contrasting Decorative Thread
  • A decorative heart stitch, that is built-in on most Husqvarna Viking Sewing machines.
  • Standard presser foot or edge foot
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ruler

Construction:

1 - Start by cutting out a square 50 x 50cm (20” x 20”) of your fabric.

2 - With an iron, press the edges 1/2” (12mm) to the wrong side, on all sides of the blanket. Place the fabric right side up and fold it in a diagonal line, right sides together, mind the pressed edges.

3 - At the corners, place the edge of your ruler along the folded edge and mark a perpendicular line where the raw edges meet. Do it on the first two corners, then fold to the other diagonal of the blanket and do the last two corners.

4 - Thread your sewing machine with the coordinating thread and select a straight stitch. Sew on the marked line. Fix at the beginning and end of the seam using the fix or reverse button.

5 - Trim the excess fabric of the corners, 6mm (1/4”) from the seam.

6 - Press the seam allowance open with your fingers and turn it. (Sometimes it can be good to use a pointed tool to get the corner point really sharp)

7 - With an iron, press all edges to the new folded edge so they are prepared for the final stitching.

8 - On your sewing machine, change to decorative thread and select a straight stitch that starts in the far-left needle position. If you only have a regular straight stitch use that and move the needle to the far-left position manually.

9 - Use a standard presser foot or an edge foot. With your handwheel, pull down the needle in the corner at the position where it is just inside of the seam allowance/folded edge (1-2 mm inside).

10 - Fix thread a beginning of stitch and sew approx. 5 stitches and then stop. Now select a heart-shaped stitch and continue to sew the rest of the blanket side. When you approach the corner make sure to stop in time, in a nice place in the report of the stitch, for switching back to the straight stitch to finish the corner.

11 - When you have reached the corner with your straight stitch, turn the fabric to continue on the other side and select the heart stitch again. Do this all the way around the blanket.

12 - Lastly take the blanket to the ironing board, give it a nice press and you're done!

13 - Knot the blanket around the biting ring with a standard knot, and you are done! 

Conclusion

Congratulations on finishing your first teething blanket and learning how to Mitre corners.

Armed with this pattern and your new knowledge, why not try making more teething Blankets in different colours and some of the other available Husqvarna Viking Built-in Stitches.

We know that one won’t be enough with your young ones, using these blankets daily for teething.

If you make this Teething Ring Blanket, or any other projects on our blog be sure to tag us at @husqavrnaviking_sewing_aus on Instagram and use the hashtag #husqvarnavikingsewing, so we can see your wonderful creations.

Downloadable Project Instructions

Article written by Husqvarna Viking
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