Often asked: How To Sew A Flannel Blanket -baby?

You Know You Want to Cuddle Up in This DIY Flannel Throw

This fall, I’m rekindling my love of flannel, and with the temperatures in Minnesota steadily dropping, a DIY flannel throw was in order. It was also simple to make, and oh-so-comfy. Watch the video to see how easy this DIY flannels throw came together.


1. Iron one piece of flannel right-side up on a flat surface. 2. Use medium, dry heat in 2-second increments. 3. Remove the paper backing once the tape has cooled.


Iron along three of the four sides in 8-second increments, starting at the top and working down the length of each side, on its side, right-side down.


Turn the blanket inside-out through the open side and iron the raw edges in, then iron along all sides to flatten the seams. Once the tape has cooled, turn the blanket over and iron along the sides to refresh the seams.


If the amount of stitching required for this DIY flannel throw intimidates you, don’t worry; it gets faster and easier as you go.

What can I sew with flannelette?

It’s the best fabric for staying warm while also looking fashionable.

  1. Easiest Flannel Infinity Scarf Tutorial.
  2. Winter Warmers.
  3. Flannel DIY Hand Warmers.
  4. 10 Minute DIY Infinity Scarf.
  5. Comfy Flannel Blanket Scarf.
  6. Double-Sided Blanket Scarf Pattern.

How do you make a no sew flannel blanket?

  1. Step One: Cut Fringe Evenly. Choosing a plaid print like this one makes this step exponentially easier.
  2. Step Two: Remove Every Other Strip.
  3. Step Three: Knot Each Piece of Fringe.
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How many yards of fabric do I need for a throw blanket?

Blanket Dimensions

Blanket Size Width Yards of Fabric
Baby (Crib) 29″ 1 yard each (minimum 44″ wide)
Child 42″ 1 ½ yards each (minimum 44″ wide)
Adult Afghan/ Throw 48″ 2 yards each (minimum 54″ wide)
Adult – Oversized Throw 55-59″ 2 yards each (minimum 56″ wide)

How do you make a flannel baby blanket?

How to Make a Flannel Receiving Blanket for a Baby

  1. Step 1: Gather Supplies
  2. Step 2: Fold Flannel for Cutting.
  3. Step 3: Square Up the Raw End.
  4. Step 4: Measure and Mark.
  5. Step 5: Cut to Length.
  6. Step 6: Cut a Tie.
  7. Step 7: Refold the Flannel.
  8. Step 8: Trim off the Selvedge Edge.

How do you finish the edge of a blanket?

You can finish a fleece blanket with a simple folded hem, adding fringe to the edges and tying it into knots, or weaving fringe loops around the blanket’s edges to create a braided edge once you’ve cut your fleece fabric to the dimensions you want it to be.

What size needle do I use for flannel?

A size 100/16 Universal Needle will last you more sewing hours, while a 90/14 Universal Needle will suffice for thinner Flannel. A Straight Stitch Foot or General Purpose Foot should suffice, but if your feed dogs are having trouble, switch to a Walking Foot.

Can I use flannel instead of batting?

Yes, flannel can be heavy and cumbersome. If you decide to use flannel as batting, I recommend washing and drying it on high a few times. You don’t want your quilt to shrink, and if the flannel isn’t washed, it will.

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Do you need to wash flannel before sewing?

Yes, because flannel is notorious for shrinking, it is necessary to prewash flannel fabric before sewing. Flannel is frequently sewn together with polyester fabrics, such as minky or fleece, which do not shrink.

Can you use flannel for no sew blankets?

To begin, you’ll need about 2 yards of fabric, which I chose from a variety of plaid flannel fabrics. I like working with flannel because it’s great for no-sew projects, it’s warm, and it’s super soft. Depending on fabric sales and coupons, this could be a very affordable project.

Can you use flannel for tie blankets?

The Single Layer Flannel Tie Blanket Check out this similar blanket style, but instead of fleece, use flannel! The tie style is similar, but that’s where the similarities end; the result has a very different feel than your typical cozy fleece tie blanket.

How many yards is a full size blanket?

Yardage Calculators

Bedcovering Estimates
Size Duvet Cover Comforter
Full 5 yards 7.75 yards
Queen 5 yards 8.5 yards
King 6 yards 9 yards

How many yards is a full size tie blanket?

A yardstick. A 4″X4″ piece of paper. This is optional, but it makes cutting the first corner easier. An adult-sized blanket will require 2 yards (4 total yards).

How much fleece for a no sew blanket?

You’ll need two 1 to 1 1/4 yard pieces of fleece, a pair of fabric scissors (or a rotary cutter – much easier! ), a cutting board (or some kind of cutting surface), and a ruler or straight-edge.

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