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Where did December go?? This always happens doesn’t it!? There aren’t many days left until Christmas, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have time to make a few quick and easy projects! Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult. With so many fun holiday fabrics and cute decorative trims, you can spruce up your home for the holidays in no time at all!

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The Holidays are fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start decorating! Who doesn’t love a quick and easy craft project? These ornaments are simple to make and add a homemade touch to your holiday decor. I have chosen to make my felt ornaments in a candy cane shape, but you can really use your imagination to make a variety of shapes!

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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!

Supplies:

1 3/8 yard of faux fur looking cuddle (front of throw)Supplies

1 3/8 yard of solid minky or cuddle (back of throw)

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thread

jersey ballpoint needle size 90/14

walking foot

scissors or rotart mat and cutter

 

Step1:

Both of your fabrics should be the same size.  If they are slightly different cut to match both at 60″x50″.

Minkey Cuddle Blanket Tutorial

Step 2:

Lay one side of fabric on floor right side facing up then layer other fabric right side facing other  fabric and lay on top.

cuddle blanket holiday gift tutorial

Step 3:

Pin all the way around the blanket on edge 1″ apart from each pin.  This will ensure no sliding while sewing.  Remember to leave a 6″ gap unsewn so you can turn blanket right side out after sewing.Minkee Blanket Cuddle Tutorial for the Holidays

Step 4:

Put on the walking foot that works on your machine.

Walking Foot on Janome Sewing Machine

Step 5:

Stitch with a wide stitch all the way around pinned blanket, except for the 6″ gap.  Trim corners and turn blanket right side out.

Cuddle Gift Tutorial

 

Step 6:

Fold in raw edges at 6″ gap, pin shut and top stitch to close the edge and you are done!

Great Gift Idea-Easy Cuddle Blanket Tutorial

 

 

How easy was that! Now you can bust out a whole pile of Blankets for your Holiday Gifts!

Cuddle Minkee Tutorial

 

 


Ever struggle with gift ideas for the holidays? Well now you can join our fabulous teachers here at Hart’s Fabric for some Holiday Gift Sewing Classes that will make you a favorite among your friends and family. Nothing says the Holidays quite like giving a hand made, one-of-a-kind gift. Choose from any of the following classes for a fun Holiday Experience.

We have classes for bit Kids and Adults so make sure to check out the Kids Classes too!

Holiday Circle Skirt: Beginning & Intermediate Fashion Sewing

Holiday Skirt Sewing Class

Learn the tips and tools to successful apparel sewing while making a beautiful and versatile circle skirt. This class is perfect for students that want to explore the world of patterns and clothing construction. By the end of the class you will have this wonderful skirt to wear to your Holiday Party or to give as an impressive gift. You’ll be surprised how impressed your friends and family are by you great sewing skills! Make a bunch for all the girls in your family. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who doesn’t need more hair accessories? Hair bows are perfect projects for adorable printed cotton and it barely takes any time to make. I love quick and easy sewing projects, and this is just perfect (I’m all about instant gratification, haha). Ok, let’s get started!

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