Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just Add Popcorn

I think a bag of popcorn is all you'll need when you snuggle on the couch under one of these fleece throws and turn on a movie. They're so soft and warm, and really easy to make. I know many crafters have made these blankets - I have seen them a lot, but never knew exactly how to make them until I found the directions from Barb at A Chelsea Morning.


To make one throw you'll need:
2 pieces of fleece, maybe a print and a solid, the suggested size is 1 1/2 yards for each piece of fabric.
You'll also need sharp scissors and a yardstick or ruler.

Spread the two pieces of fabric out together flat without stretching, with the wrong sides together.

Trim off the curled up selvedge edges and cut the two pieces of fabric the same size, trimming off any uneven ends.

This next part is very important, but looks odd when you do it. On each of the four corners, cut out a 6-inch square.

Then on all four sides, cut strips 1-inch wide and six inches long. Use a yardstick to keep everything straight.

The next part is the easiest. Holding both of the fabric strips together, form a loop and a knot. Barb says not to just tie the ends together, loop and knot.

Continue to loop and knot all the way around the blanket.



And that's all there is to it. You'll end up with a soft throw, completely lined, and with fringe all the way around. I'm going to be mailing this one off for a couple of sock monkey enthusiasts to enjoy.


I also made another one for my grandson Landon in a different pattern.


His sported some big equipment and was lined in camo.



I know these throws have been around a while, but maybe I'm not the only one who didn't have the directions for making one. These cuddly blankets were a lot of fun for me to make. I hope these directions will be helpful to someone.





17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, someone made one for my Grandson Landon and he loved it!!!

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  2. I made one with my 6 year old that loves Hello Kitty. They are so easy to personalize with all the different types of fleece material out there! Nice job!

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  3. Oh my gosh! I LOVE the sock monkey fabric!!!

    I'm having a homemade card swap - would love it if you joined us!!! http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-card-exchange-wanna.html

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  4. I have admired many of these blankets but never asked how they were made as I honestly didn't think I could make one. When I read your post & saw that a sewing machine wasn't even involved I was in shock! Can not believe how EASY this is & how NICE the blanket turned out :) Thank you for sharing!!

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  5. These are fun. A perfect activity to do with my 8 year old granddaughter. Thanks.

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  6. I love making these! They are super easy and make the perfect gift because they can be done with so many different patterns

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  7. These are so easy, aren't they? I only made one, but what a quick project and so snuggly, like you said!!

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  8. Fantastic... I never realized how easy these would be. I have a bunch of fleece that I bought on super clearance... I think I'll make some of these as gifts for next Christmas!
    Thanks for linking up to Manic Monday!

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  9. What a cool idea and your material is so cute. I think my basset hounds would take it away from me though!

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  10. I saw your post and had to get a closer look because I saw the sock monkey fabric AND I was like you and had seen those types of blankets but never saw instructions for them. When I came over, I noticed you're in Arkansas,me too! I'm going to order some fleece tonight as I have wanted to make one of these for a long time now. Thank you so much and yours turned out darling! I'm following you now too.

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  11. Thanks for sharing this cute tutorial at my party. I've never made one either but they are very popular. I always see ladies buying fleece at the fabric store and I suppose that is what they are making with it. I should make one for Holly. She would like the softness.---------- Shannon

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  12. I never knew how to make them so thanks for the tutorial :) They are adorable and easy enough that I can do it, lol...Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  13. Ha, I love that monkey fabric. Too cute and looks so easy to do. Thanks for sharing at our party today.

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  14. I love both of your fleece combos! Those sure look snuggly. Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend!
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  15. These are just adorable Anita. Thanks for linking up each week.

    Anne xx

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