While walking in the fabric store one day my son spotted with his eagle eyes fabric with Batman on it. My son loves the Dark Knight and begged me to make him a Batman blanket. So of course I waited for the licensed fleece to go on sale and then made him a snugly Batman blanket. Here’s how I did it:
- Buy 2 pieces of fleece: one for the front and one for the back. I bought 1.5 yards of Batman for the front and 1.5 yards of black for the back. (This is a throw I made for a preschool kid so 1.5 yards is a good size but for an adult I would get 2 yards or maybe even 2.5 yards.) Wash and dry the fabric.
- Lay the back piece of fleece down on the ground with the good side facing down. Then lay the top piece of fleece on top with the good side facing up.
4. Cut a 5 inch by 5 inch square out of each corner.
5. Then cut 2 inch wide strips all along the edges. Make your cut go in 5 inches. Again, you can do this with scissors but the rotary rotary cutter and cutting mat make this a much quicker and easier job.
6.Tie together the strip from the top with the corresponding strip from the bottom. I simply tied mine twice. Do this for each pair of strips all the way around the blanket. Thats’s it!
He loves it! And I love that it was a simple and inexpensive project that he will use all the time. He’s actually sitting next to me, wrapped up in his blanket, watching a DVD as I type this.
You can also find fleece blanket kits like the A Christmas Story Fleece Kit I made for my dad.
I think that children would not only enjoy receiving a blanket like this but many older kids would enjoy making one as well. Why not get your kid involved in the process of making his or her own special blanket?