Fleece is a great, easy fabric to work with in the winter because it is warm, cozy, and does not need to be hemmed.
Step 1: What you will need
Ruler or Measuring Tape
White Chalk Pencil
Step 2: Cutting your fleece blanket
My blanket was 55" by 48". I cut the blanket up so that I had two pieces that were 21" by 24", two pieces that were 16" by 22.5", and one piece that was 18" by 41".
Please keep in mind that these dimensions are for my size and preference, and should be adjusted accordingly to your own.
Step 3: The sleeves
At the top, mark 2.5" on both sides, then draw diagonal lines down to the bottom corner.
Cut along these diagonal lines.
Step 4: Sewing the sleeves
Pin along the open edge of the sleeves.
Take each sleeve to the sewing machine, and sew where you just pinned.
Step 5: The shoulders
At the top, mark 6.5" in on each side of the shoulder.
Step 6: The neckline
Turn it over and draw a shallow scoop.
Cut out along these 2 lines.
Step 8: Installing the sleeves
Pin the sleeves to the body pieces of fleece.
Carefully sew your sleeves.
Step 9: Shaping the sweater
Sew along this curved line, then trim the excess.
Step 10: The cowl
Sew along the 18" edge to join.
Step 11: Installing the cowl
Carefully sew where you pinned the cowl to your sweater.