Get ready to cuddle up and learn How to Make a Sherpa Fleece Blanket with this easy DIY Flannel and Fleece Blanket Tutorial. Is there anything more amazingly soft than a fleece and flannel blanket??? Obviously not! Fleece and flannel evoke images of curling up in front of the fireplace on a crisp winter night watching the flames crackle while you are keeping toasty warm under your wonderfully warm sherpa fleece blanket.
Watch the video tutorial!
It's also the little blanket to wrap around a baby before heading outside in the cold and a wonderful beginner sewing project that makes a great gift at any time of the year.
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How to Make a Sherpa Fleece Blanket DIY Tutorial
Fleece and Flannel Supplies Needed:
- 1 yard of Flannel Fabric
- 1 yard of Sherpa Fleece Fabric
- Wonder Clips or Pins
- White All-Purpose Thread
- Rotary Cutter, Self Healing Cutting Mat, and Clear Ruler
*If you are new to using a rotary cutter and mat, check out this great video and post for How to Use a Rotary Cutter and Mat with some great tips!
**You can download a pdf version of How to Sew a Minky Blanket with Tips and Tricks if you would like to keep a version of this tutorial for yourself.
***Sherpa Fleece is made of polyester and can sometimes be a little slippery to sew with. This post has The Best Tips for Sewing with Minky, Fleece, and other similar fabrics.
**** You may also find These MUST HAVE TIPS FOR SEWING WITH FLANNEL FABRIC helpful
If you would like to make a larger size blanket, consult the chart below for fabric requirements.
How to Make the Blanket
- Cut both the flannel and sherpa fleece to a 30" x 30" square
2. Lay the sherpa fleece square out flat facing right side up so the fuzzy side is facing upward.
3. Lay the flannel fabric right side down (so the print is facing down) on the sherpa fleece, so both of the right sides of the fabric are facing one another.
4. Use wonder clips or pins to clip fabrics together every two inches.
5. Using a walking foot to prevent fabrics from shifting, sew using 1/2" seam around the perimeter of the blanket. Making sure to leave a 6" opening to turn the blanket right side out.
6. Clip the corners of the blanket to reduce the bulk of the fabric. Making sure not cut into the seam line.
7. Insert hand into the 6" opening and turn blanket right side out.
8. Fold the edges of the opening under 1/2".
9. Clip or pin opening shut to hold the fabric in place.
10. Topstitch 1/8" to 1/4" from the blanket edge around the perimeter of the blanket
11. When you get to the corner, place your needle in the down position and lift the presser foot to pivot the blanket to the next side. Backstitch to secure in place. You are all finished with your Sherpa Fleece and Flannel Blanket DIY!
Beautiful, easy and soft! Looking forward to making quite a few for elderly or sick friends, also tiny ones for new babies and dolly blankets, too! My question is about the care for these quilts. I am concerned about the shrinkage of flannel being different from the non shrinkage of the fleece. Have you had any problems? I always recommend to those I gift quilts to to always machine wash cold, gentle and dry on low. Thank you for such a warm hug to make for friends this winter.
lorena Gunn says
I do not see a chart for larger sizes that you refer to in your instructions.
I would like to make a larger "lap blanket/throw blanket".
I love this. It says if you want different size see chart below for fabric requirements but I don't see a chart.
Carla Maslin says
I just finished making a baby blanket for a gift. My question is after it is all seen, do you sew it or tack it to secure the 2 pieces from shifting or separating?
I don't usually do that and find that the blanket doesn't seem to shift too much, but you could definitly tack it with yarn if you would like it to shift less.