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Sewing and cooking are two of my favorite things. In the past, I often found myself searching for pictures and details of projects I have done, without success. So I decided to start documenting my creations. Then my son suggested I add my recipes to the blog so that they are documented also.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How to Make a Fleece Blanket Roll

Many people make fleece blankets but I have started making fleece blankets that can be rolled up and have a handle.  These are nice to keep in the car or take in your carry on bag on a plane. I choose a fleece pattern that is personalized for the recipient and embroider the handle piece with either their name or a cute saying.  The one shown here was for a prize for a golf outing.  So here are my own instructions that I developed after I made a couple.

Supplies Needed

1 1/2 yard fleece
1/4 yard broadcloth - solid to coordinate with fleece   
handle webbing 1/3 yard
9 inches sew on Velcro

Make a template for handle panel – a rectangle 8 inches by 12 1/2 inches with bottom edges rounded - Using panel template, Cut two of broadcloth.

Embroider on front side of broadcloth (approximately 2 1/2 X 6 inches).  Center logo between webbing and bottom of panel. Place panels right sides together, stitch in 1/2 seam leaving top open.  Clip curves turn right side out and press.  Top stitch with zig-zag stitch on 3 sides, leaving top open. Place webbing on front of broadcloth 1 3/4 inches from top and 1 1/4 in from each side. Sew a nine inch piece of Velcro on underside of handle panel centered at bottom.
Finish all edges of the 1 1/2 piece of fleece with a zig zag stitch; turn under edge 1/2 inch.  I used zig zag setting width of 6 and stitch length of  2.

Lay blanket right side up.  Place handle panel with selvages even with top, centered. Stitch with 1/2 inch seam. Now turn the panel over on itself and topstitch with a zigzag stitch.

Sew the other piece of Velcro centered on right side of the fleece 12 inches from top of blanket. Now lay blanket with wrong side up. Fold both sides in and roll up and fasten with the Velcro.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't figure out how to do this! Thank you so much for posting this tutorial, fantastic!