How To Sew A Flannel Blanket With Fabric Trim

Jennifer Thoden

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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 fabric trim.

You will need:

3 yards of your favorite fleece (@ 60" x 45")

- 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 and pin.

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 runner!

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Happy Sewing!

Jennifer Thoden

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