How To Sew
Here's a quick sewing
project that will have you snuggled up in a
warm fleece blanket in about 1hour.
You will be making a fleece
blanket with a fabric trim.
You will need:
3 yards of your favorite
fleece (@ 60" x 45")
- the dimensions don't have
to be exact... they can be whatever you'd like
them to be
Complementary Trim fabric
(strip that is 8 1/4" wide by the perimeter of
- you may need to piece your
fabric strips together to achieve the length
you need. Simply sew the strips together with a
1/4" seam and press the seams open
Sharp fabric scissors
Straight edge ruler
Thread to match the
Step 1. Lay your flannel
wrong side up
Step 2. Fold one side edge
of the fabric strip in 1" and press
Step 3. Starting with the
folded end of the fabric strip, lay the fabric
strip right side down in the middle of one of
the flannel edges... aligning the raw edges and
Step 4. Sew the fabric to
the flannel with a 1/4" seam. Stop when you get
1/4" from the next edge.
Step 5. Fold the strip up so
that the raw edges on the side line up.
Step 6. Fold the strip down
so that the raw edges are aligned with the next
edge. Sew a 1/4" seam.
Step 7. Sew the rest of the
raw edges in the same way. When you return to
the starting point allow about 3/4" of trim to
over lap the 1" folded end.
Step 8. Fold the fabric over
to the right side of the flannel. Finger press
the corners so that the fabric forms mitered
Step 9. Fold under the
fabric so that only 4" of fabric is showing for
Step 10. Sew a zig-zag
stitch along the folded edge of the trim and
the flannel to secure the trim.
Now you have an attractive
and comfy flannel blanket that not only keeps
you warm but matches your decor too! Make a
couple for your children's rooms!
Think about changing the
dimensions and fabric to make placemats. Make a
long one for a table runner!
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