Sew Much Ado for the instructions on how to make it.
I bought the fabric at Hobby Lobby and decided since it was a little thin that I might need to make it double thickness. I really thought it would be fun to bring some of the pattern on to the front and so I decided that I would do that. I guess I could have just cut strips of fabric and done it that way but I decided that I wanted to try one of those self-binding blanket tutorials on it. I was a bit nervous since I had never done it before and instead of a square like most blankets this was going to be a rectangle.
Here is the tutorial I found for the Self-binding blanket. My measurements were:
Main fabric: 25 inches by 35 inches
Coordinating/Back fabric: 35 inches by 45 inches
I pretty much followed the tutorial at Self-binding blanket to the point where you are ready to sew around the "binding". Before I did that I sewed the boning into the top portion and added the
straps to the top. I closed it up by sewing around like the tutoral for the blanket says. It ended up pretty cute. I had enough fabric left over to make diaper and wipes container holder. I hope she enjoys it.
Here is a second picture to show you it a little closer. (I tried to model it but I didn't have a baby to put under and my photographer was only 4 years old.