Flannel Throw Blanket

Flannel Throw Blanket
Flannel Throw Blanket
Snuggle up with a warm and cozy flannel blanket. Two layers of flannel fabric make the throw extra toasty,
while a handy pocket keeps books, remote controls, and more easy to find.
Project Needs & Notes:
- 2 yards of flannel for top of blanket
- 2 yards of flannel for blanket lining
- 3/4 of a yard of flannel for the pocket
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (such as Gunold's KK100)
- Air-erase pen for marking
Designs featured in this tutorial include:
-
M10439, Scandinavian Bird 5
Finished Size:
70" x 41"
Special Notes:
Before sewing your blanket, begin by laundering the flannel to remove any shrinkage.
Cut a 24" x 24" square out of the
flannel used for the pocket.
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Flannel Throw Blanket
A template, or printout of a
design, is an excellent tool to
help with placement.
Print a template of the design
from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery
software,
Wilcom's TrueSizer is a
free program to use.
To help with placement, draw a
line using an air erase marker
between two opposite corners of
the square.
Place the template at a diagonal
in one of those two corners, lining
up the vertical center point with
the drawn line.
Make sure the bottom of the
embroidery on the template is
about 7 1/2" from the corner, and
mark the center point and vertical
and horizontal axis lines.
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Spray a piece of medium-weight
cutaway stabilizer with temporary
adhesive and smooth the fabric
on top, making sure the stabilizer
is behind where the embroidery
will be sewing.
Hoop the fabric and stabilizer
together, aligning the marks on
the hoop with the marks on the
fabric.
Use clips to hold the excess
fabric out of the way.
Attach the hoop to the machine
and load the design.
Move the hoop so that the needle
is directly aligned with the center
point on the fabric.
Embroider the design.
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When the design has finished
sewing, trim away the excess
stabilizer 1/2" around the
embroidery.
To prepare the pocket for sewing,
fold the square in half to form a
triangle with the right side of the
embroidery on the outside and
press.
Use the whole two yards of both
the top flannel and the lining
flannel to make the blanket.
Lay the flannel piece for the top
of the blanket down first, making
sure the front side of the fabric is
facing up.
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Flannel Throw Blanket
Next, place the folded pocket
piece on top of the blanket
flannel, and line up the unfolded
edges of the triangle to one
corner with the embroidery facing
up.
Lay the lining flannel on top of
both the pocket and top fabric
with the good side down.
Pin along all 4 sides, checking to
make sure the edges of all 3
layers remain lined up.
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Sew a 5/8" seam along all four
sides, but leave a 6-8" opening
on the side opposite of the
pocket.
Turn the blanket right side out.
Fold and press the edges of the
opening in 5/8", and press all
sides of the blanket to create
crisp edges.
The remaining steps will be seen
from both sides. Wind a bobbin
with the same thread used in the
top.
Sew a decorative stitch around
the edges of all four sides of the
blanket. This will close the
opening and bind the front and
lining fabric together while adding
some homemade flair to the
project.
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Flannel Throw Blanket
This flannel blanket is a warm
and cozy addition to any living
room or bedroom.
Wrap up in it with a book on a
cold winter's night, or bring along
as a way to keep warm while
watching fireworks in the
summer.
Plus, it's reversible too! The
double layer of flannel makes it a
lovely addition to any home
decor.
This project is featured on the
Embroidery Library Pinterest
page.
Pin it yourself using the "Pin It"
button on this page.
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