Easy Fleece Blanket Tutorial

Hey pretty friends! 
You might have seen this tutorial floating around blog land awhile back…. I hadn’t posted it here yet because it was a SECRET!!! Why a secret you ask?? Because I made these for my bridesmaid gifts for our wedding!!!
So today I’d like to share the tutorial for an easy fleece blanket that makes a great gift! Especially for a bridesmaid or two!
The materials needed are:
2 yards of fleece fabric
1 package of coordinating satin blanket binding
Coordinating yarn
Coordinating sewing thread
Pins
Yarn Needle
Scissors
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 a few weeks ago!

personalized tote bags

For the personalized tote tutorial, you can pop over here. 🙂

Have a lovely rest of the week!

Happy Sewing!!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Comments

  1. There wasn't a link to click for the tote. Please, please, please!

  2. Kassi- What a fabulous idea!! They turned out great:) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a great week!

  3. These are super cute! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a thoughtful comment!

    I would love for you to stop by and link up this weekend for Social Saturdays…hope to see you there!

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

  4. Ladybird Ln says:

    Super cute… I am in love with the zebra print! THanks for showing it off!

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com

  5. Corbs having FUNN says:

    WOW! This is beautiful and sew easy! I love your edging better than most I have seen…I would have loved to have been a receipient of one those gifts!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Very cute. I would love for you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home today and link up your blanket and any other projects you would like to share. Happy Monday!!

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  7. Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy says:

    LOVE it Kassi!! So fun and the print is awesome!!

    Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Sunday” on our blog!! We appreciate it! :)))

    Kristine
    http://www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

  8. Rhinestone Beagle says:

    Great idea for a last minute handmade gift. Polar fleece is always going on sale too. Thanks for linking up last week. Can't wait to see what you have for this thursday!

  9. To Sew With Love says:

    what a great gift giving idea, Kassi! thanks for sharing this with us and we hope to see you again this week at the party! have a lovely weekend!

    hugs,
    Lelanie

  10. very very super,thanks for the pattern.

  11. Hi,It’s very cute,and lovely.thanks ,I really appreciate it.

  12. Hi Kassi ,thank you for a simple and super idea.