How To Make A Blanket Wrap

Knowing How to make a blanket wrap can not only save you money, it can also give you a valuable skill for holiday gifts. A blanket wrap can be a great way to keep warm during cold nights and a great way to save money on heating costs. Making your own blanket wrap allows for individualism, artistic freedom, and customization.

To make a blanket wrap you will need:

  • Yardstick or measuring tape

  • Shears

  • Three yards of polar fleece, 60'' wide

  • Sewing materials

  1. Cut the fabric. Place your fabric flat on a table or other work area. Using your shears cut a 24 inch strip off of the 60 inch wide side of the three yards of fabric. Be sure to measure properly. If this step is done wrong then the blanket wrap will not turn out properly. 

  2. Fold the fabric to form. Fold the fleece by the longway. This will mean that the fold will result in the 60 inch side becoming a 30 inch side. If there is ever in doubt during the process of making the blanket wrap be sure to stop and measure.

  3. Mark the armholes. In order for a blanket wrap to be a blanket wrap it needs arm holes. To do this you will need to mark the armhole points. Draw a oval hole around twelve to fourteen inches from one of the 30'' sides and eleven inches from the folded side. Your holes should be around nine inches high and six inches wide.

  4. Cut the armholes. Cut out the ovals with fabric scissors or shears. In the end, you should have two oval holes, nine inches high and six inches wide, 22 inches apart from one another, centered, and twelve to fourteen inches from the top of your blanket wrap.

  5. Cut the 24 inch piece of fleece fabric in half. You should now have two pieces, each 24 inches by 30 inches. Fold each piece in half, and sew along the 30 inch edge. This will give you a tube that is twelve inches in diameter and 30 inches in length. Cuff one end of the tube as desired.

  6. Sew and trim your blanket wrap. Pin the sleeves to the armholes of your newly made blanket wrap. Make sure to keep the sleeve seam at the bottom of the armhole, before sewing them on.

Since you making your own blanket wrap ,you have given yourself the option of further customizing it. You can use different fabrics, trim, fringing the edges, or anything else you can think of. You can now enjoy your newly made blanket wrap. Remember to wash your fleece in cold water in order to preserve softness and color.



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