We think it’s safe to say Minky and Satin go together like peanut butter and jelly or avocado and toast. We might even go as far to say it’s a match-made in baby blanket heaven! From the super-soft and cozy Minky to the luxe Satin backing and border, we won’t blame you if you want to keep this blanket all to yourself.

Smooth and soft meets cozy and luxe with this Satin and Minky blanket. If you’re looking for something baby-soft and cuddle-worthy, keep reading. Make this blanket as a loving baby shower gift or thoughtful holiday present. Shop a yard of your two favorite Spoonflower designs and let’s get started!

A little boy holds a blanket up that has race horses with different colored numbers on them.
Here’s an example of what your finished blanket will look like!

Self-Binding Blanket Materials

Step 1. Wash Your Fabric

Before you get started, remember to prewash your fabric. Machine wash your Satin and Minky separately in a cool, gentle cycle. You can machine dry them on a low setting.

Step 2. Cut out your fabric

Cut off the selvage of your Satin fabric (blanket bottom) so it’s 54” wide x 36” tall. Cut your Minky fabric (blanket top) so it’s 46” x 28”.

Make cutting off the blank part of the minky fabric.
Remove the selvage from your fabrics.

Step 3. Mark the center points

Fold the Satin fabric in half, left to right, and then fold the fabric in half again, top to bottom. Unfold and mark the center points on all four sides with a washable fabric marker. Repeat this step with your Minky.

Artist marking a point on the wrong side of a piece of fabric with a fabric marker.
Mark the center points of your Satin fabric first.
Artist marking points on the wrong side of fabric with a fabric marker.
Mark the center points of your Minky fabric second.
Once you’ve laid your Minky on your Satin with the design sides facing, make sure the center points are lined up.

Iron A Crease To Help

You can iron a crease into the middle points of your fabric so that when you’re folding, pinning and sewing, you can match up the creases.

Step 4. Pin the fabric together

Place the Minky on top of the Satin, right sides facing, making sure to line up the center points you marked in the step above. Pin the four center points in place.

Continue to pin the remainder of the fabric, working your way from the center to the edges. Having extra fabric at the corners is ok! We’ll be using it in a later step.  

A close up of a Minky and satin fabric pinned together for a blanket with the design sides facing.
Be mindful of your sewing pins’ ends as you pin your blanket.

Put A Pin In It

Minky and Satin are a slippery combo! Be sure to use lots of pins to prevent the fabric from shifting when stitching together. Like the saying goes: pin twice, sew once!

Step 5. Stitch the blanket sides

Stitch the Minky and Satin sides together with a 1/2″ seam, making sure to stop 1/4″ from each corner. Don’t forget to leave a 6” opening on one side so you can turn the fabric right side out. We recommend marking this section with your washable fabric marker.

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Remember to leave a 6″ opening to flip the fabric right side out later in the tutorial.

Pro Tip:

You may find a walking foot helpful during this step!

Step 6. Make the mitered corners

Taking one of the corners of your blanket, fold the entire blanket in half to make a triangle. The seams on the two sides should match up and the unsewn edges of the excess fabric should be making a 45º angle.

Close up of a corner of the blanket indicating the unsewn section of the fabric, where the stitch stops.
Here’s what one of your corners will look like once you’ve folded your blanket into a triangle

Align your ruler with the end of side seam stitching, forming a 90º degree angle with the folded edge and mark this point on your fabric with a line.

Maker measuring the distance between the end of the stitch across to the otherside of the folded blanket.

Stitch across the line you just marked. Trim the seam to 1/4”. Repeat this step for the remaining three corners.

Step 7. Turn your fabric right side out

Turn your fabric right side out through the 6” opening and press your corners. Remember to use a synthetic setting if working with Satin and Minky. Stitch the opening closed by hand or with a machine.

Maker turning the blanket designs side out.

Pro Tip

Since Minky and Satin are slippery, before topstitching, find the middle point of both fabrics and tack in place.

Step 8. Topstitch your blanket

Topstitch 1/4” from the seam (onto the Minky) to stitch the two layers of fabric together.

Sewing machine top stitching satin and minky blanket.
Sewing machine top stitching a minky and satin blanket.

A close up of the finished satin and minky blanket laying on a green surface.
A close-up of your finished blanket. It looks snuggle-worthy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skill level is required to make a Satin Minky blanket?
A beginner-advanced sewist should be able to complete this tutorial.
How can I bookmark Spoonflower tutorials?
You can pin this tutorial and your other favorite Spoonflower tutorials from our Pinterest page. You can also revisit our blog to search for this post.
What are the measurements for a self-binding blanket?
For this tutorial designed for a children’s blanket, your Satin is 54” wide x 36” tall, and your Minky fabric is 46” x 28”. An adult-sized blanket can be larger as long as the measurements between the Satin and Minky have at least a 6″ difference.

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