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You Know You Want to Cuddle Up in This DIY Flannel Throw

DIY Flannel Throw | Cozy up!

Ahh, autumn. You make me want to light bonfires in my backyard, start drinking cocoa on the daily, and cozy up in anything warm and snuggly. This fall I'm exploring my reignited love of flannel (I'm actually wearing a flannel shirt right now as I write this), and with these local Minnesota temperatures ever on the decline, a DIY flannel throw was in order. I just love blankets - you can never have too many, which makes them a wonderful gift. This one was simple to make too, and ever so comfy.     

 

Watch the video to see how easily this DIY flannel throw came together, and keep reading for the full details.

Materials

Materials for DIY Flannel Throw

 

Step

How to fuse two pieces of fabric together

Lay one piece of flannel right-side up on a flat surface that you can iron on. Line hem tape (paper-side facing up) with the four sides of the blanket. In accordance with the directions, iron the tape in place. Use medium, dry heat in 2-second increments. Do this for all four sides of the flannel.

How to fuse two pieces of fabric together

Once the tape has cooled, remove the paper backing.

Step

How to fuse fabrics

Lay the second piece of flannel on top of the first, right-side down. Iron along three of the four sides, in 8-seconds increments. 

Step

How to use iron-on tape

Once the tape has cooled, turn the blanket inside-out through the open side. On this open side, flip the raw edges in, and iron the blanket shut. Iron along all sides to flatten the seams.

Step

Blanket Stitching 101

Now all that's left to do is blanket-stitch the edges of this flannel throw. Blanket stitching not only adds a pop of color along the edges, but it also helps the structural integrity of the blanket. 

To blanket stitch, you'll need some embroidery thread and a needle. Thread the needle, knotting both ends together. 

How to do a blanket stitch: Step 1

How to do a blanket stitch: Step 2

How to do a blanket stitch: Step 3

1. Stitch from the bottom up, just through the top layer (to hide the knot in between both layers). 

2. Stitch from the bottom up (this time through both layers), through the same point the needle entered before.

3. Move down the edge, and stitch from the bottom up. This time, don't pull the stitch taut, leaving a small loop.

How to do a blanket stitch: Step 4

How to do a blanket stitch: Step 5

How to do a blanket stitch: Step 6

4. Separate the two threads of the loop, and feed the needle through one of the threads.

5. Pull the stitch taut.

6. Repeat steps 3-5, moving down the edge, stitching but not all the way, feed the needle through one of the loop threads, pull the stitch closed. 

How to add a blanket stitch to flannel for a cozy throw

Stitch away! It gets faster and easier as you go. It took me roughly two and a half episodes of The Office to complete the stitching on this DIY flannel throw. 


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If you're intimidated by the amount of stitching needed for this DIY flannel throw - don't be! Once you've completed a few and gotten the hang of it, it's quite a relaxing activity. So put on an old movie, heat up some hot cocoa, and have fun crafting.

 

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