I used the same technique as my personalized fleece blankets to make this simple blanket. I purchased the large deep pink coral fleece blanket (double bed size) and 1yard of tulle. I had black felt, pink fleece, pink ribbon, Velcro circles and thread in light pink, deep pink (to match the blanket) and black on hand. Total cost $5 for the blanket (on clearance) and $6 for the tulle. If I were to have paid for everything now, the cost would have been higher at approximately $20 ($5 for the blanket, $6 tulle, $5 for 1/2 yard pink and black fleece, $2 ribbon). This project took me about 4 hours to do, but if I were to make another one I could cut the time in half.
I started by printing off some images of a tutu and body form to be inspired from. I first cut out of black felt the bust of the body form, then the post and the feet. Make sure to prewash the felt because the color can transfer.
I create the girl's name in a Word file using a font that I like. I print off the letters and then cut them out of the light pink fleece. I glue these down in the exact spot I wanted them.
Next I focused on the tutu. I had 1 yard of tulle so I folded it in half length wise and did a basting stitch along the fold.
|(Back of fabric with matching thread.)|