One of my favorite things to do is to make presents for people I care about. This is the best method for me to express my appreciation. Creating unique presents that cater to the hobbies and passions of friends and family is a hobby of mine. Easily customized, this flannel blanket makes a thoughtful present for any occasion. And it’s simple to prepare (but don’t worry, we won’t let anyone know that).
In the lead-up to last year’s holiday season, I felt completely overwhelmed. There was no way I could muster the strength to create elaborate presents for my loved ones. I was looking for unique gift ideas that wouldn’t take too much time to put together. I was perusing the fabric aisle of my local craft store when I became enamored with the wide variety of flannel available. As I browsed the selection, I was struck by how many different flannel designs and colors there are. Finding a suitable pattern for each person on my shopping list was a breeze.
Beside the standard flannel fabrics, you should also check the infant flannel fabrics section. Some of the textiles marketed for infants don’t even look particularly juvenile. To tell the truth, I didn’t expect that.
How To Make A Flannel Blanket At Home
1. Prepare the fabric pieces for sewing
Two flannel fabrics of the appropriate size and pattern will be required. You should adjust the material’s length and width to fit the user’s height. Next, place the two pieces of flannel cloth right sides together, with the fronts facing each other.
Line the top and the side that will be visible after the blanket is completed. Make sure the designs are facing the correct direction and that the lengths of the flannel materials are equal. After that, you may start stitching your flannel blanket together.
2. Sew the blanket together
Sewing can be done by hand or with a machine depending on your preference. Place the first 1/4 inch of seam allowance on the side that will be visible once you’re done. But remember to allow a space at the base for turning!
The space of around 4 inches is sufficient for reversing the blanket. Almost there! The flannel blanket is really easy to make. Your blanket will lay more smoothly and wrinkle-free if you remember to trim the corners.
3. Finish the blanket
Turn the flannel right-side out, then sew a 4-inch seam to close the opening and complete the blanket’s border. That sums up the discussion! How impressive that you were able to complete a flannel blanket in just an hour without resorting to any fancy sewing techniques!
How Do You Make A No Sew Flannel Blanket?
Did you know that in addition to fleece, flannel can also be made into a no-sew blanket? Although making a flannel blanket in the three steps outlined above is simple, individuals who despise working with needles and thread can instead create one by tying knots. Keep in mind that, unlike fleece, flannel frays more easily, so keep that in mind.
- Cutting the fringe on the side of a no-sew tie blanket is made easier by using the lines already present in the flannel as a reference.
- To improve the appearance of the final blanket, remove every other strip and tie each strand of fringe.
- For the best results with a no-tie flannel blanket, a simple slipknot is recommended; the selvage may be left untucked for an extra cozy, homey feel.
- Another option is to join two pieces of flannel by tying the strips in a parallel fashion.
How Do You Make A Double-Sided Flannel Blanket?
If you like blankets that can be used on both sides, you’ll be pleased with the variety of flannel fabrics on the market. Cut two pieces of flannel to the same size with straight edges to use as the top and bottom.
- A blanket is made by placing the right sides of the cloth together and stitching the entire perimeter.
- Remember to turn the blanket right-side out by leaving about 5 inches of room at the bottom.
- Before you iron the edges, make sure the corners have been fully pushed out.
- Close the opening by sewing around the entire blanket.
How Do You Finish The Edges Of A Flannel Blanket?
Edge finishing a flannel blanket does more than just improve its aesthetics. Various edge methods can be used to avoid fraying on flannel, which frays more easily than other fabrics.
With a sewing machine
Fold the cut edges inward, ironing the seam allowance to a total of 1/4 inch. Finally, fold once more to enclose the raw edges. Fold with the selvage side in twice and sew again.
With a serger
A serger can be used to neatly finish the edges of your blanket. Hem all four sides with a quarter of an inch and stitch it down. This second procedure requires less ironing and folding than the first.
How Do You Make A Batting Flannel Blanket?
To make a warmer flannel blanket, follow the three-step instructions above, but leave a large gap in the blanket for adding the polyester batting. You can make the blanket look neater by making sure the batting inside is flush against the four corners. Create a seam to keep the blanket together and make sure it’s as smooth as possible.
Join the raw edges together and finish the opening with a zigzag stitch. To prevent the batting from shifting, tie three knots in each row. Each knot can be tied four times for maximum safety.
Flannel blankets offer that special, homey look and feel that no other material can match. After reading this, you should be able to make a flannel blanket with or without the use of a sewing machine. Simply put, you will be stitching together two pieces of cloth with the option to add batting in between.
Fringe the edges and tie a knot in each one if you don’t want to bother with the sewing machine. Making a flannel blanket is, by far, the simplest craft you can attempt. Please share your blanket’s finished product with us by leaving a comment below.