Double gauze baby blankets are probably my favorite blankets of all time. Coming from me (self proclaimed blanket connoisseur) that’s saying something! I love how the double (sometimes called “bubble”) gauze crinkles up so snuggly and gets softer and softer with every wash. What’s better than a double gauze baby blanket? A double layer double gauze baby blanket. Perfectly comfy and soft without being super thick and hot.
This particular double gauze baby blanket was a gift for my brand new (and first ever!) baby nephew in Hawaii. I wanted to give him something really special that had submarines on it because his Daddy, my brother Nicholas, is a nuclear submarine officer for the US Navy. It had to be custom and it had to be snuggly without being super hot.
I’ve made custom bubble gauze prints on Spoonflower many times and it never disappoints. I will say it’s stiff when it arrives and you are first working with it but when the blanket is finished and you wash and dry it for the firs time- you will fall in love!
Click here for the Navy Submarine Fabric from my Spoonflower shop! If you are looking to purchase the finished blanket send me a DM on Instagram @sweetersidemom and I’ll set something up with my fabulous Mama who can make them too.
- Two single yard cuts of contrasting double gauze material. (This is what I used for my blanket).
- One yard of white flannel.
- Sewing machine and thread.
- Binding (handmade or store bought is fine, whatever you are comfortable with). If you need a binding tutorial try this one.
How to make a double gauze baby blanket.
- Create a quilt sandwich by laying down backing double gauze wrong side up.
- Lay flannel on top.
- Place other double gauze fabric on top of flannel, right side facing up.
- Use 505 spray baste between layers to secure fabric (or pin baste if you are old school!)
- Run quilt lines on the machine using a walking foot and a wide set stitch length. This will give you a nice meandering quilt line with pretty stitching.
- Space quilt lines 3-5 inches apart.
- Add binding using preferred method. This method is my favorite and how I learned to bind!
That’s it! Give a good wash and tumble dry and it’s finished.
…well not quite. The baby is the finishing touch.
These double gauze baby blankets make the best play mats, beach blankets, changing pads, picnic blankets and car quilts. But they’re also just top notch for snuggling. That is decidedly the best.
If you love this blanket tutorial you would probably love my Beginner Quilt tutorial.
Also, be sure to checkout my adorable swaddle set tutorial!