A Snuggly Craft

22 Jan

Make a blanket or pillow case! It’s a fun and easy craft and it’s SNUGGLY!

Making a blanket is the perfect craft to do this time of year. It’s pretty chilly outside and this is a fun and easy craft to do with the kids. I used to make these all the time on my volleyball team. We made blankets and pillow cases since we were on the road a lot. Kids love to add more of their favorite colors and decorations to their room and this is a perfect way to do that and keep them warm. I am planning on doing this craft with my two girls next week. Here are a couple that I have done. You can click on the images to enlarge them.

Here is how!

1. Pick out two fabrics. They can be the same fabric or different. I have always used two fleece type fabrics but you could use one fleece and one cotton if you would like. It is probably best to have at least one of the fabrics be fleece. Find their two favorite colors or patters. Usually I use one as my favorite pattern and one as a solid color so it doesn’t look too crazy.

2. Cut the fabric into the desired size. The blanket will end up a little smaller than what you start out with so cut it about 3-4 inches bigger than you want on all 4 sides. You can make a blanket or pillow case. If you decide to make a pillow case be sure to have the pillow with you so you can make sure to measure the fabric with the pillow.

3. Lay the fabric out on a flat surface like the floor. Line up the edges of both fabrics together. If you are making a pillow case put the pillow in between the two fabrics and line the edges of the fabrics together. If you are making a pillow case then be sure that the fabrics are big enough to completely cover the pillow, even on the sides, and still leaving about 3-4 inches extra room.

4. Cut slits in the fabric 1 inch wide and 3-4 inches deep (into the fabric). Make sure that the slits on the top piece of fabric line up with the slits on the bottom fabric.

5. Once you go around the entire blanket or pillow case, take a one inch piece from the top fabric and tie it to the bottom blanket in a double knot. Then go to the next one inch piece of fabric on top and tie it to the bottom piece of fabric and do this until you go around the entire blanket. If you are making a pillow case just tie the two blankets around the pillow so that the pillow is in between the two fabrics as you are tying them together.

6. And you are DONE!!! Now snuggle!!

Make sure that if they are too young YOU should cut the fabric but they should be able to tie the fabrics together. Just make sure to check and after they tie that they are tied together tightly. These make great gifts. The kids can make this craft for parents, relatives, friends, etc. Or you can make these as gifts for people you know.

Let me know if you have done this craft in the past and how you liked it or if you make it after reading this blog, let me know how it worked for you.

Remember if you have any questions regarding this particular blog, other entries, or just anything in general you can e-mail babysitterblab@gmail.com. I hope this was helpful!!!

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3 Responses to “A Snuggly Craft”

  1. Dr. Steve Greene January 22, 2011 at 10:54 PM #

    This blog is terrific. You have a unique niche with a potentially large target audience. Very well done.

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    Blessings on this blog.

  2. Mary the OINKteller January 23, 2011 at 3:28 PM #

    I think even a non-crafter like myself could manage this project! Nice!
    Thanks for stopping by OINKtales.

  3. kyle February 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM #

    your good

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