Easy DIY Throw

Instead of the Friday Five today, I wanted share an easy throw blanket I made for a Christmas gift this year.  You might remember this Razorback throw blanket I made for my grandpa last year.

Hog Blanket

This fall I came across some similar wool fabric in a beautiful light gray snowflake pattern and decided to make a feminine version of the blanket above for Stephen’s stepmom.

The process is so easy, it’s virtually one step.

I bought 2 yards of this wide wool fabric (typically used to make suits and winter coats). On the edges where the fabric was cut, I made sure the cut was straight, folded the edge over twice, and pinned it in place.


Then it was as easy as stitching the hem in place (I used a zig zag stitch), and the blanket was done!  Instead of hemming the edges, you could also choose to add trim of any sort to hide the raw edges.

You can see below how the hemmed edges blend into the rest of the blanket and the salvage edges were left exactly as they came off the bolt.

Hemmed Edges

Paired with some gourmet hot chocolate, this makes quite the easy Christmas or winter birthday gift!  This was such a simple project that I think I’m going to run down to the fabric store this weekend and make one for myself.

Easy DIY Throw

If you’re planning on doing the same, here’s a tip.  Don’t pay full price for this kind of fabric.  It can usually run $9.99 to $19.99 a yard, but with a coupon you’ll only pay half that.  I think the fabric I used for this blanket only cost $14 or so with a coupon.

Cause I love ya, here are this week’s ads and coupons for Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and JoAnn’s.

Happy Blanket-Making!

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