Everyone loves fleece!! Most of the time you see fleece blankets with a tied edge, but I wanted to try something different. I love how this Finished Edge Fleece Blanket turned out – so awesome! And bonus, there’s pom poms! So here ya go, I’m going to show you How to Sew a Fleece Blanket. This post is in collaboration with Hancock Fabric at Michaels as a Michael’s Maker.
This is a super simple sewing project that anyone can tackle!! Here are some images that you can pin so you can save this idea and tutorial for later:
How to Sew a Fleece Blanket
–2 yards plaid fleece
–2 yards solid fleece
–4 large pom poms (I made mine, you can find a tutorial here: Pom Pom craft)
Finished Edge Fleece Blanket – Video Tutorial Instructions
Yep, it’s your lucky day! I have a VIDEO tutorial that’s just a minute long to walk you through how I made this simple blanket – enjoy! And then if you need further clarification, I have step-by-step tutorial pictures as well on down.
How to make a Plaid Fleece Blanket with Pom Poms
First off cut the selvge off of your plaid fleece (that’s the printed edge). I also cut mine into a large square but you can leave it rectangle if you prefer. Then take that piece of fleece and put it on top of your solid piece of fleece. Using the plaid fleece as a template, cut the sold piece of fleece to match as the same size. Pin them all along the edge with right sides together. In the corners, lift up the plaid and place in your pom pom with it’s tail sticking out:
Then you will sew all along the edge. Leave about 4-6 inches in the middle of one side un-sewn to use as an opening to turn your blanket. The trickiest part is where the pom poms are – just try to get them as close into the corner as you can.
Once it’s sewn, pull the blanket right-side out through the opening.
After that you’ll need to top stitch all along the edge. Top stitching is sewing on top of the edge.
This will do a couple of things – it will reinforce where you attached the pom poms, it will give your blanket a finished edge that almost looks like binding, and it will close up the hole that you had left open earlier.
That’s all there is to it!! With two layers of fleece, the blanket is soooooo warm and cozy!
I loved a couple of different plaid patterns, so I ended up making a couple of different plaid fleece blankets – I love them both!
Plaid Fleece Pom Pom Blankets
And we took about a bazillion pics!