I have never made a blankie square, but I had some minky fabric left over from this blanket and decided it would be perfect for a pretty sweet sock monkey themed snuggle square.
Sock Monkey Snuggle Square Tutorial
You will need:
sock monkey face pattern...below
four different kinds of coordinating ribbon
1 piece of red, cream, and brown felt
17X17 piece of each brown minky fabric and coordinating red striped fabric
red and brown thread
Sock monkey pattern...click to download
Cut pieces of fabric 17X17
Cut several 2 1/2" strips of each ribbon. Just shy of a ton. I ended up using 12 pieces a side. Fold them each in half and iron them so they stay folded.
Saw this cute way to embellish the back of minky fabric on The Crafting Chicks and knew I had to do it on the back of this. Basically you sew diagonal lines every set of four bumps from one side, turn around and then sew back to make diamond shapes.
Sorry for the lack of how-to pictures for the monkey face, it was only after that I realized I was in a photo coma and didn't snap any pictures of the process.
BUT here is how....
You want to cut out the individual pieces and sew them on in layers with coordinating colors. Start with main monkey face then layer all the pieces on top. You will sew this on to your patterned fabric BEFORE you sew the two fabric pieces together.
Once the sock monkey face is sewn on, lay you two fabrics on top of each other, right sides facing. Take your folded ribbon pieces and sandwich them between the two fabrics so that the unfolded edge matches up with the fabric edges. Play around with how far about you want them and in what order you want them.
Pin each ribbon in place.
Sew around the edge with a 1/4" seam, leaving an opening to turn. That will leave a couple pieces of ribbon loose.
Once you have turned out your snuggle square, at the opening insert the missing ribbon into a folded seam.
Starting where the ribbon is pinned in, sew around the entire edge of the snuggle square.
Guess what, now you are done!
Just find one of these and let him snuggle away.
Believe me...he will.
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