These faux fur throws make a great gift idea! They are so cuddly and soft and they even resemble the real thing. I’ve see them recently at a couple departmant stores at the mall for over $100. I thought to myself I could make this for way cheaper, after all it’s just two rectangles sewn together.
Little did I know at the time that sewing with minkee or cuddle requires a little prep work. The biggest tips I learned are to make sure you pin like crazy. Seriously, I pined all aroung the edge with no more than 1″ apart from each pin. Also, I used a walking foot for the first time and it worked like a charm sewing the two layers together. I had no trouble with the fabric sliding around on me! Another important tip is to make sure you use a stretch ball point needle size 90/14. The fabric has a little stretch to it and using the right needle will help alot with that. The time it takes to prepare to sew will be well worth it once you sew. Ok! Lets get started!
1 3/8 yard of faux fur looking cuddle (front of throw)
1 3/8 yard of solid minky or cuddle (back of throw)
Both of your fabrics should be the same size. If they are slightly different cut to match both at 60″x50″.
Lay one side of fabric on floor right side facing up then layer other fabric right side facing other fabric and lay on top.
Put on the walking foot that works on your machine.
Stitch with a wide stitch all the way around pinned blanket, except for the 6″ gap. Trim corners and turn blanket right side out.
Fold in raw edges at 6″ gap, pin shut and top stitch to close the edge and you are done!
How easy was that! Now you can bust out a whole pile of Blankets for your Holiday Gifts!