Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Fleece Blanket for my Honey


Happy Wednesday everyone! We're halfway through the week!!

Ok so I fully admit it--I'm a total blanket hog! My hubby has been wanting me to make him a blankie for him to keep on his side of the bed and I finally got around to doing it.

I've shared how I made my son a no-sew blanket, but I didn't want to have the ties on this one since he needed it to be as manly as possible!

I must say, I'm very pleased with how it turned out--I managed to make it pretty and manly at the same time, not always an easy task :)

His favorite colors are black and white so when I found this herringbone fleece at Joann's I knew it would be perfect. Annnnd they were having a huge sale so I got 2.5 yards for $10. Then I swung by Walmart which has solids for the same price, and picked up some black.

I laid them out with the more finished sides facing each other and the unfinished sides facing out.


As you can see, even though I purchased 2.5 yards of each, they didn't line up perfectly so I trimmed off the excess.


Next, I pinned the two pieces together.


I ran it through the sewing machine, leaving about a 1" hem allowance.


The only tricky part is that because the material is so thick, it doesn't just fall through on the other side of the machine as it passes through. Instead it bunches up like this and I had to stop to pull it through every foot or so.


You'll go ahead and sew around all four sides, and leave about 8 inches or so at the very end so that you can turn it inside out.

To do this, I just fed the material through until I had a sack, and then shook it all out.


I stitched up the opening, pulling the needle through the undersides of the fold so that the stitch ended up pretty hidden.


And here is the finished product!


I think it turned out so beautifully :) I was going to trim the 1 inch hem off before turning it inside out but I forgot. Oops! Actually I like it because it helps hold the form around the edges. I'm always finding blessings in my "oops" haha...




If you can score a good deal on some minky fabric, you could follow the same steps and make a really cozy throw for the couch.

I am slightly obsessed with throws but totally picky about colors and designs so I may be doing this soon!

Linking up to these awesome parties!


3 comments:

  1. Hi Angela! Beautiful and cozy blanket! Amazing colors! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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