Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today is swap day here at Warm & Fuzzy!
Kassi from Truly Lovely is hanging out here
 and I am hanging out there.
Check out her awesome tutorial below
  & head on over to TL  and see what other tutorial awaits you.

Hey there LOVELY Warm & Fuzzy readers!!! :)
My name is Kassi and I blog over at Truly Lovely along with my sister, Kayli.
I am THRILLED to be blog swapping with miss Lauren today!
Summer is upon us here in Arizona... One of my favorite summer afternoon activities is to just wrap up in my favorite fleece blanket and take a nap in the cool AC!! ;)
So, here's a fuzzy, warm, EASY, fleece blanket tutorial so you can make one for yourself!!!
The materials needed are:
2 yards of fleece fabric
1 package of coordinating satin blanket binding
Coordinating yarn
Coordinating sewing thread
Yarn Needle
Sewing Machine
In this case I went with zebra fabric and all red coordinating materials.
First trim your fleece fabric of any uneven edges or those funky white labeled edges... You know what I'm talking about... :)
Then, using the Yarn Needle, stitch your thread down the two length sides of your fabric like so... I spaced each stitch about a half an inch apart...

Next you'll pin and trim your satin binding to the two width sides (the two shorter sides)... The binding will have a fold down the middle, simply line that fold up with the edge of your fabric, making sure it's centered so there's an even amount of binding on both sides...

binding a blanket

Fold over the edges of the binding to make your four corners and pin those as well. You can either trim or fold the extra binding inside to make your corner.

pinning binding on a blanket

Once you have the binding pinned onto both sides, get out the sewing machine. I used red thread to match the binding...

If you sew really well, you can use a varying color of thread for added pop!!!
I don't so much... SO matching thread hides my inexperienced sewing skills. :)
(I'm a little addicted to zebra print... can you tell?!?)

sewing binding

Simply sew the binding to the fleece pulling pins as you go.

And TaDA!!!! A SUPER EASY fleece blanket made by you!
They make great baby gifts, or gifts for friends or family!! :)
And most especially, GREAT Bridesmaid gifts!!!

zebra print blanket

You can see... I made six of these blankets, then each blanket was rolled up and tucked inside a personalized tote bag for each of my lovely bridesmaids for my wedding last July!

personalized tote bags

For the personalized tote tutorial, you can pop over here. :)
THANKS so much to Lauren for having me over to share with you lovelies today!
Hope you'll stop by Truly Lovely to say hello sometime!

Happy crafting dolls!

Thanks so much Kassi for stopping by today and offering up this Bloggie Bestie Swap!
I love when people stop by and share their craftiness with us!

Happy Thursday y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for swapping with me lovely! :) You're button is still on our sidebar! Hope you're having a great week!