How to Make a Faux Fur Blanket

This is the coziest, fluffiest, warmest, thickest, cushiest, cuddliest, blanket ever!   I made one of these faux fur blankets for my husband for a Valentine’s Day gift about 10 years ago.   Since it is the best blanket in our house we usually fight over it.   Since he is such a gentlemen I am usually the one that ends up with it.   It just dawned on me…how about I make another one so I can…ahem…give his gift back to him. :-)

faux faur blanket

Supplies:

3 yards of faux fur

3 yards of anti pill fleece

a truckload of stick pins (i used about 150)

sewing machine

1.   I purchased my fur and fleece from Joann Fabrics.   The faux fur is regularly $12.99 a yard and the anti-pill fleece is regularly $8.99 a yard.   I highly recommend the anti-pill fleece and not the blizzard fleece due to the amount of times you will wash this. They have a very limited selection of fur options.   If you don’t dig animal prints then they have a couple of options in a solid color fur.   With coupons and sales this cost me $38.IMG_1979

2.   The point of a blanket in my opinion is to wrap yourself up in its coziness.   I have the Pottery Barn Faux Fur Blankets that I got for a Christmas gift from my dad last year that retailed for $119.   But it is more of a lap quilt.Pottery-Barn-Faux-Fur-Throw_1186EB56When the kids go to bed I want to lose myself in a big oversized furry blanket.   This is perfect.   You can get less than 3 yards if you want but I say the bigger the better.

3.   I really don’t need to write a huge tutorial, although I probably will. Pretty much all you need to do is put right sides together, pin and sew.   You will have to stretch the fleece a little bit to make it the same size as the fur.   Since fleece is very stretchy it is easy to do…just use a lot of pins.   I used 134, yes I counted.faux fur blanket 2

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4. Starting at the shorter about 3/4 of the way to the edge start sewing your blanket.   Make sure to leave a wide enough opening to turn your blanket right sides out.   After you are finished sewing and turning the blanket right sides out pin the opening closed and sew it shut. Because of the thickness of this blanket there is no topstitching necessary.

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It is so simple to make.   I made one for my step dad one year for Christmas and he and my mom fight over it too.   It is the snuggliest oversized blanket ever.

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Coziness at its best!





  • Jen @ Life with Jen and Ronnie

    Great idea! Do you top stitch after you've turned or just let it be? Seems that topstitching might be difficult but I have to ask!

  • Debra from Bungalow

    That looks so comfy! I would wrap myself in it too.

  • Julie @ CalleLillyCafe

    Love this! Great gift too!

  • {afd}

    i need something like that on a snowy day like today. good thing there's a joann's just around the corner! thanks for the great idea!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    That looks better than a Snuggie. I don't have a Snuggie, but I'd much rather have a cute blanket! Great tutorial, Beckie. :)

  • glitter girl

    Beckie – I've never commented, and have only been following you for a couple months now, but I want to say – first – love this blankie!
    And 2nd – I read your real & raw series and think about it DAILY! At first I was like – yeah, okay, lots of kids have a rough time in school, but then by the end I was crying and so touched at how much you shared. I also have to say how jealous I am that you have such a great hubby!!! =D
    Happy Monday! I'll be back soon! XoXoXo

  • Remodelaholic

    Oh furry blankets are a tradition in our family. I have one that is cookie monster blue i have had it since I was like 6 my grandma made it…. maybe I need to get with the now and do a cool one. Either way, I love this idea! I need to make one now!

  • Sourkraut

    Great idea! I'm tired of those piddly little throw blankets they sell that only cover 2/3 of me. I always want one I can totally snuggle up in.

  • Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek

    oooh! My husband would love one of these, too!

  • InMyOwnStyle

    Hi Beckie-

    I have throws like the one you made that I bought at WalMart. I started off with one and then my daughter's loved and and fought over it, then I bought another. I think they were $20. They wash and dry and come out all nice and fluffy. Everytime someone came to my house they wanted to know where I got them. I deceided to get a bunch and gave them as Chistmas presents that year. I am wrapped up in one right now. When I was up in NYC recently I saw a few exactly like mine with a price tag of $1000.
    I bought mine a few years ago and would love to make a few for different rooms. Thanks for the tute.
    You look all warm and cozy.
    Mu best- Diane

  • KatrinkaJane

    Last one? Best. Pic. Ever.

  • Patty Ann

    I make blankets all the time. Usually tied fleese, but I made all my girls and grand-kids blankets with the ultra cuddle fleece type material this year for Christmas. They love them and I used blanket binding to edge them (I hate sewing with blanket binding!!!) This looks like a really fun blanket to make them for next year. I love the idea of the furry and the fleece!! I especially love the idea of no blanket binding!!

  • Megan

    I now want one! I was just telling my hubby the other day that we should have new blankets for our TV room. My daughter has one that is super soft and I want that same fabric, which might be close to this…I'll have to check it out (and also learn more about my sewing machine…). Thanks for sharing!

  • Dani Daniels

    My SIL made everyone these for Christmas, I think everyone should have one! SOOOO warm!

  • [email protected]

    Ooh great idea. It's FREEZING here! I'll be linking.

  • House of Smiths

    Looks so cozy! And beautiful!
    Nice work, girl! :)

  • Tanya

    Hmph, I just shivered thinking how much cozier I could be right now while reading my nightly blogs!

    Thanks for the tutorial! I always wondered if the faux fur washed well.

  • Margaret@MissAdventures of Susie Homemaker

    I LOVE this. I have been thinking a faux fur blanket would be awesome for my living room since I'm always freezing, but balked at the price! As soon as Atlanta thaws, I am going to buy the materials and MAKE THIS!

  • Jingle

    Oh, now that looks SOOO comfy!!!

  • TheBlissfullyBlessedWife

    I LOVE this tutorial. I'm already thinking ahead to Christmas gifts next year…..who wouldn't love a big, furry blanket? :)

  • Tabitha

    That does look cozy! I've noticed that sometimes you can buy fleece and microfleece blankets cheaper than it is to buy yardage…something to look for anyway. Thanks for the cozy idea!

  • Madigan at madiganmade

    (Spotted this on Isharecrafts… realized I forgot to comment on this when I originally saw it.) This looks so cozy and warm! My hubby and I have a blanket we both fight over… love that yours is oversized.

  • Julie @ Creating This Life

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I have a goal of learning to sew and I think this just might be a good project to start with.

  • Mercedes

    oh my god thank you so much! but i just have one question. in ur last pic, it looks like a good size for me, So how many yard did u use?

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Reread the post all of the yardage is in it. ;-)

  • Samantha

    Hi I have a question…. I can’t seem to find it anywhere else and thought this might be a good place to look…. I would like to make a no sew tie blanket for my Dad for Christmas and I found some really nice silky furry fleece fabric at Jo Ann’s and I was wondering if I can use that for a no sew tie blanket… or if it would ruin the fabric when it was washed… Can you answer this?
    Samantha

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      As long as it does not unravel it should be fine. That is why fleece fabric works well because the edges don’t unravel.

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  • Jessica

    What kind off needle and pressed foot did you use? I’m doing this with a silkie backing and its bunching up and slipping. Any advice. I used all of my pins and went slow.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Try putting scotch tape down on your machine, sometimes that helps with bunching. I used a regular foot but I didn’t use a silky material.

  • Kate

    Just a quick note….love the idea and the instructions. I am confused, however, is your mother married to your father-in-law?? ;)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      {giggle} after a year of that being on my site you are the first one to notice that. HAHA! It just goes to show not many people actually read what I write. HA!

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  • mariposa69

    i got my fur and anti pill, cross fingers. LOL

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Best of luck, and please let me know if you need any help!