Step 1: Pick a Character and Gather Materials
What you'll need:
- a fleece blanket or any large piece of material
(I used a blue blanket that was 55'' x 79'' and had a ton of material left-over)
- accent fabric, depending on what character you are making
(I cut out pieces from a white sweater and scraps of black fabric)
- matching thread
- velcro (or snaps, buttons, etc.)
- sewing machine
- pins and needles
Step 2: Make the Blanket Body
You can turn the cut edge (Edge a) over 2 times and then sew it closed to finish the edge. If you are using fleece, this is not necessary because the material won't unravel.
Step 3: Make the Hood
Sew the curved edge (Edge b) of each HOOD PIECE #2 to each long edge (Edge b) of HOOD PIECE #1. Fitting a curved edge to a straight edge is a little tricky, but using lots of pins to keep the pieces in place will help.
I finished the seams with a serger, but you could use a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine, or leave the edges raw.
Turn the brim of your hood (Edge c) over 2 times and sew closed.
Sew Edge a of your hood to Edge a of your blanket body.
Step 4: Add Accent Details
Add any accent pieces such as eyes, ears, noses, horns, etc.
I stuffed my ears and nose with polyfill to make them a little puffier. I sewed my pieces on by hand, but fabric glue could work too. I also added a white belly.
Step 5: Add Closure
Now wear your hooded blanket proudly.