Friday, May 29, 2009
Have you seen those commercials for the blanket with sleeves? Let me show you something better! These blankets may not have sleeves, but they work just as well, and are much more attractive!! The people in those commercials make it look as if no one is capable of functioning while sitting under a blanket! Why buy one of those blankets, when you can easily make something people will really enjoy!
Try this simple design for an adorable, personalized blanket. This basic 6in. square pattern is all done in fleece. The borders are 10in wide, allowing for a name to be embroidered, and accounting for the width that you will loose in the ties. The edges are tied in the no-sew style for a simple finish.
This design is so easy, that anyone who knows how to sew a straight line will be able to make this blanket. The only tricky part is making sure that your squares are lined up, because fleece does stretch.
The most time consuming part is the machine embroidery. The designs in the above pictures took several hours, but you may choose simpler designs that are suitable for adults as well as children. These blankets were each completed in two to three days. You can make them as large or small as you choose. The finished size depends on the number of squares in each design.