Friday, October 11, 2013

DIY Fleece Blanket

Hey ladies! The past few weeks have been so hectic, I'm so sorry I haven't given you all any updates! Thank you so much to those of you who emailed and messaged me, checking for updates. I'm glad you ladies are looking forward to my post! But I have some really exciting upcoming post to share with you...cue this super cute (super cheap), super warm fleece! Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. It's not too hot...not super cold...just right in the middle where I like it : ) So it's safe to say that we've officially turned off the air this year, and it's time to pull out the blankets! These blankets were incredibly easy to make, not to mention cost efficient, and would make for great gifts! Here is how I made mine:

DIY Fleece Blanket

  • 2 1/2 Yards of Fleece ( of both colors) *I bought the fleece on sale at the local fabric store, prices range depending on the type of fleece you use, and the different print.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

1.  Place your two layers of fabric on a large sturdy surface. You can see here that I used the floor. Place one layer on top of the other, lining them up as close as possible.

2. If there are sides that are hanging out, or too large, trim them off. Essentially you want both layers to match in size. 

3. Next, you will need to cut a 4in. square from each corner of the blanket. You may want to use a ruler, I just estimated my square. It does not have to be perfect, but something really close. This helps later when it is time to combine both layers together. It should look like this:

4. Cut strips on all four sides of the blanket, through both layers. These strips should be 2 to 3in. in lenght, and about 1 in. wide. Of course I didn't have a ruler, so I just put two fingers together, and made my cut. Place two fingers, cut again, so on and so forth...until the entire blanket has little strips cut along the edges of each side.

5. After all four sides are cut, you are going to go through and double knot every other strip. So start on one end, grab (in this case) a piece of cheetah fleece, and a pink piece from the bottom and double knot them. Skip the next set, and continue to double knot. 

6. Once every other strip has been knotted, flip the entire blanket over, and double know the rest of the strips. Be sure to know them so that there are no gaps between each strip. This prevents the blanket from coming apart in the wash!

7. Your finished product should look like this!

 And wala!  A super cute, (super cheap), super warm fleece blanket! I absolutely love this blanket. I am currently wrapped in it now as I post! So how did you do?

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