Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY Fleece Blanket

Okay, easiest sewing project ever! And everyone loves a good fleece blanket, right?

Lay out 2 yards of your favorite fleece. I bought USC fabric from Joann's website for my brother-in-law.  They have all sorts of different school and major league team fabric, it's pretty cool.
Place another 2 yard piece of fleece on top, right side facing down. I choose a plain, coordinating yellow since fleece was 50% off at the store. Cut off any excess so that the two sheets are the same size.
Pin them together and sew around the whole shape, leaving a small hole to flip the blanket inside out. Flip the blanket and sew the hole you made closed.
Lastly, go back over the entire blanket edge with a simple straight stitch to make the edges look a little crisper.
All done!

I have one with penguins on it that my grandmother made me years ago, and it's still one of my most comfy blankets. And though I wish I could say that BIL loved his school-spirited fleece, he just left it in Hawaii. :( Apparently someone else had already made him a very similar blanket before. Fail! Next year we're just going to give him a giftcard.


  1. Love this simple sewing project! Sorry your BIL already had one :(

  2. Wow, I think that even I could attempt this project! I would love to get a fleece, but maybe you don't need them as much in Hawaii?

    1. True, you wouldn't need it in hawaii, but he lives in DC! Lol.

  3. You are so incredibly thoughtful. I wish I could be half as creative as you!


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