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How To Make A Blanket Pillow

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You might be wondering, what is a blanket pillow? 

A blanket pillow is just as it sounds, a blanket that transforms into a pillow! And today I am going to share how you can make one of your own. They make excellent gifts for any occasion too.

What you will need:
  • Fleece (any size you want, mine was 60” x 57” for a small throw blanket)
  • Rotary cutter (or scissors)
  • Rotary cutting mat (If you're using scissors you won't need this)
  • A pen or something to mark the fabric with
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Rotary cutter and self-healing cutting mat
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing thread 
  • Machine sewing needle

The steps:

   1. Cut off the selvage on the fabric and make the sides straight

   2. Fold the edge of the fleece about a half-inch over and sew down the raw edge using a utility or zig-zag stitch, repeat on the next side three sides

   3. Fold the bottom of the fleece up 10-15 inches, depending on how big you made the fleece when you started. 

I folded it up 10 inches for my small throw blanket. Sew the sides of it in place using a straight stitch. You should not sew the long way; you should still have a pocket when you’re done

   4. Measure how long the blanket is, divide that by 3 and make 3 even lines using those measurements. Pin the fabric together and sew a straight stitch on each line, you should now have three pockets.

   5. Fold the blanket into a pillow and enjoy! 

To fold the blanket into a pillow you're going to want to start with the blanket pocket sides down and follow these steps:

   - Fold the right side all the way over to the farthest pocket line
   - Fold the left side on top of the right side
   - Fold the top down to where the pocket starts
   - Fold the top part down again by going on top of itself
   - Fold the top onto the pockets and flip it over
   - Wrap the pocket around everything
   - You're done! Please reference these photos if you're confused!

Congrats! Now you have an awesome blanket pillow!

Recommended read: How to sew tea towels
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