We were in need of some winter blankets at our house, so I came up with this simple idea. Two pieces of fabric; polar fleece for the back and a cotton flannel for the front. I used two and a half yards of each. I squared up the fabrics and then sewed them together all around the edge, right sides together. I left an opening at one end to turn it right side out. The flannel in this case was narrower than the fleece which gave me the idea to have the polar fleece wrap around from the back to the top of the blanket. This made it a bit tricky when sewing the pieces together; do the long sides first, then the ends after making sure the extra polar fleece edge is even on both sides. Once it is turned right side out the extra fleece adds a nice border. I added running stitches made with pearl cotton vertically to hold the front and back together, which added some handmade goodness, and using a contrasting color added charm.
They were easy to make and a dressier alternative to the more popular tied fleece blankets, of which we have our share!
These have been getting everyday use as the temperatures drops!