I didn't believe it would work. In fact, I set out to prove it wrong. I failed. Not only did it work, it is awesomely soft, thick, and pretty.
I am enjoying the chevron trend just as much as the next gal, so when I saw this tutorial at Aesthetic Nest, I had to give it a whirl (despite all the other projects I am supposed to be working on...). So, to make myself feel better about my lack of self-discipline, I made just a mini version from her tutorial instead of the full baby blanket. My little sample piece is more placemat size (but I love it just as much).
|Before taking a ride in my washer and dryer.|
It's so simple, it hurts! Layer up some flannel (I used 5 layers of white and a top layer of this floral). Sew along the zig zags. Bind (packaged binding is good enough for me!). Wash. Wait. Anxiously. Toss in dryer. Wait. Anxiously. Enjoy your fluffy chevron-y prettiness!
|Is this a little foreshadowing of a future as a rug???|
I am not sure what I'm going to do with my sample. It's so pretty. My mom came over, saw it and decided it'd make a great rug for under her dining room table. Crazy! But wait...that's not a bad idea. It's soft underfoot (yes, I stepped on it), machine washable, and customizable to any decor! I think my mom may be on to something...