Introduction: Lap Blanket With Foot Pockets

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Create a warm and cozy lap blanket with foot pockets in just a few easy steps.  Great for keeping warm while on the computer, doing homework, or relaxing on the couch.  My kids call it a "Snuggie for your feet"!

Step 1: Materials

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Materials your will need:

1. 4 1/2 yards of fabric- I chose flannel for it's softness
2. 1 twin-size batting- I used low-loft batting because I didn't want it too thick, but you can choose any thickness
3. tape measure
4. scissors
5. matching thread
6. sewing machine

Step 2: Cutting the Fabric and Batting

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Cut the selvages off your fabic to create a width of about 40-42" wide.
Then cut the fabric in half across the width to create two equal pieces- about 80" in length.
Cut the batting to match your fabric measurements. *You will have a lot of batting left over to use for small projects :)

You should now have two pieces of fabric and one piece of batting all the same size.

Step 3: Preparing to Sew

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Place right sides of fabric together.  Then batting on top of the wrong side of one of the fabrics.

Step 4: Sew, Sew, Sew!!

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-Sew all three layers together using a 1/2" seam allowance. Make sure you leave a large enough opening at the end for turning.
-Next, turn the fabric right sides out using your opening then stitch closed.
-Topstitch around the edge of your blanket using a 1/4" seam allowance.
- To make sure the batting stays in place, sew equal length rows down your blanket lengthwise. I stitched 4 rows 10 inches apart.  You can make your rows closer together to create a more quilted look.

Step 5: Creating the Foot Pockets!

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To create the foot pockets, turn the bottom of the blanket up about 20".  Then topstitch down the middle and on the sides.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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Your finished!! Now relax and stay warm with your new lap blanket.


Puzzledd (author)2010-11-27

I like this idea- I always end up with cold feet! I guess you could make the turn- up a bit longer to cover the backs of your legs too.

I'm a bit lazy with sewing so I'm going to look out for an old quilt to use for next winter (nearly summer here):)

Thanks for the 'ible - Iook forward to your next one!

debefree (author)2010-02-22

nice tute... i did this with my hubbies down throw that he uses on the weekend, he LOVES it...

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