Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blog Swap: Truly Lovely fun fleece blanket {tutorial}

Hey Everyone!
I have been so busy with my wedding, that i haven't really
been posting as much here lately I totally apologize!
Yesterday was 2 months exactly till i say I DO!
Time is flying by!!

I want you to meet Kassi, she is sharing a fun tutorial with you all
today. Kassi take it away girl....

Hello Lovely again lovely Keepin it Thrifty readers!!
I am so thrilled to be blog swapping here with the lovely Andrea today!

If you're really missing your daily Andrea fix, she's posting over on my blog, Truly Lovely! You can check that out here!
Until then... I'm Kassi from Truly Lovely!

That's me! :)
You might remember me from the guest post I did here on my Bride Bag a week or two ago! Remember this??
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If not, you can read more about my sister and I 
AND our blog by clicking that lovely little button down there. :)
Truly Lovely
Today I would like to share a ANOTHER SUPER EASY tutorial with you!!
A fun fleece blanket!!
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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

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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...


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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...


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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.


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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?!?)


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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!! :)


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Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!!


We would love it if you would pop over to Truly Lovely to say hi!
AND if you like what you see we would LOVE a follow! :)
Hope to see you there!!


THANKS SO MUCH TO THE LOVELY MISS Andrea of Keepin It Thrifty
for allowing us to share with you all today!!!


I encourage everyone to stop by and visit Kassi blog today!


Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

9 comments:

  1. I love that fabric!!

    Amanda
    www.amanduhdesigns.com

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  2. Thanks for having me over Miss Andrea!!! You are a doll!!! I really enjoy guest posting for you!!! :)

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  3. Ya Kassi! Looks great. Send one to me ;)

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  4. Wow, that's a really useful how-to on fleece blankets. Keep it up.

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  5. Great! Your Blog is very interesting and i like your tutorial, i really appreciate your thinking and your work, i like your pics and the Blankets is looking very brilliant. Thanks for sharing!!!

    outlast blanket comforter

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