How To Sew A Flannel
Blanket With Fabric Trim
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
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You will need:
3 yards of your favorite fleece (@ 60" x
- 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 the flannel)
- 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 flannel
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
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 corners.
Step 9. Fold under the fabric so that only
4" of fabric is showing for the trim.
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
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