Recently we (and by “we” I mean Husband) redecorated the living room. It was a desperately overdue job, the most noticeable thing about the walls was the evidence of Boy 2’s artistic toddler phase and spaghetti bolognaise.
Part of the redecoration included new sofas (there’s now enough seating for all of us!) and will also include new curtains when I get round to it. To celebrate, I have made a fleece blanket throw thing for little boys to snuggle under while they are watching tv or negotiating their way around Hogwarts.
How to Make a Fleece Throw
You will need: 1 m of fleece fabric (or more or less depending on your preference. The fleece I used was 160 cm wide, so 1 m was enough), 140 cm x 100 cm of cotton fabric, 2 m of ribbon, sewing machine or needle and thread.
1. Cut the ribbon in half so that you have 2 1 m pieces.
Lay out your fleece fabric. Measure 10 cm in from one of the the short edges and pin 1 piece of ribbon onto the right side of the fleece so that it is parallel with the short edge. Repeat for the other end.
2. Lay the cotton fabric over the top of the fleece so that the right sides are together. Fold up shorter edges so that the folded edge is level with the ribbon. Pin the cotton fabric right round to the fleece.