Winter time means wanting something extra to toss on the sofa, for the kids, the spouse or even sometimes you, to cuddle under and watch television or snack.
Making your own winter fleece blanket will be a fun crafts project.
This reversible fleece blanket and matching pillow is perfect for winter projects, perfect for a Christmas gift and perfect for your own use. It makes a super addition to your living room and being reversible when completed, made as it is of two layers of fleece, is quick to make, and very warm, as well as a great project for those who want to make something hand made for gift giving, but aren’t handy with a sewing machine.
To make your fleece throw blanket, you will need:
- Two pieces of fleece in contrasting or coordinating colors, of the size you’d like for your throw another half yard to cover the pillow
- An old throw pillow to recover, or a pillow form.
- Scissors (quite sharp ones are needed to get a clean cut. I use Fiskars always) or: A mat and rotary cutter.
Use whatever fleece pattern you want your warm and cozy fleece blanket to have.
Instructions to make your fleece blanket:
- Lay the two pieces of fleece face out, measure in about 6 inches and pin it all the way around. This will hold the fabric together as you work on it.
- Now, cut a square into the corner, about 4 inches square. This will make the corners match up.
- All the way around the blanket, cut a fringe, every one inch, and make them four inches long. When you are finished with your fringes, beginning at one corner, tie the fringes together, top to bottom layer.
- I generally tie a few on each side together first and then complete it. The fringes will lay more neatly if you tie the top cross one way and the bottom crossed over the other direction.
- Work your way all around the blanket til you get to the ends. In the same fashion you will make the pillow, tying the top layer to the bottom, inserting the pillow before you start to tie the fourth side.
When these tasks are completed the blankets are perfect and they will be the warmest things you have ever covered with.
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