Make Your Own Color-Contrast Reversible Blanket!

Ivan tucked into his blanket

Contrast can be very important to a baby who can’t see well, so why not make a blanket that encourages high contrast and helps your baby see as best as they can?

With a couple of yards of fabric and some quick stitches through a sewing machine, you can create a blanket for your child that will help them pick out objects while playing.


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 yard light-colored fabric
  • 1 yard dark-colored fabric
  • 1 yard thick batting
  • white chalk and a yard stick
  • satin trim (optional)

Making Your Reversible Blanket

  1. Choose fabrics that have little or no print and that are very dark and very light. Place the fabrics right-side together with the batting on top. Pin together.
  2. Sew along three sides, leaving one side open for turning. Turn inside out. Sew the last side closed.
  3. Two colors of fabric and some batting make a great blanket.Using a piece of chalk and a yard stick, draw out a pattern on the dark side of the blanket. Sew along this pattern to quilt your blanket together.
  4. If you want to add an extra touch, sew a satin trim along the edge of your blanket. (Ivan loves to feel the satin edge on his blanket.)
  5. Now, when your baby is playing, place light objects on the dark-colored side and dark objects on the light-colored side. Help your child use all their vision by emphasizing contrast while they play!


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