Tired of the weird color choices and less-than-plush fabric the commercial Snuggies offer you?
Finally, you can make your own out of any color and pattern you choose!
I went with super thick leopard print (of course!) fleece. But with the variety of novelty print fleece on the market, and the ability to change up the colors all you want, you can finally have the Snuggie style blanket of your dreams.
Even though I joked about it at first, I've finally given into the temptation of the Snuggie. It keeps me super warm during all of my lounging, knitting, reading and internet surfing. Jealous? I know you secretly are. And if you're a doubter, it's clear you have not yet enjoyed the sweet sweet embrace of your own custom snuggie.
It's everything you love about a blanket plus sleeves!
Now, you can make one for kids too.
please save your backwards bathrobe comments for the end.
Step 1: Supplies
If however, you don't have fleece blankets lying around and that's why you need the Snuggie in the first place, well, then you're gonna need 3 yards (2.7 meters) of fabric. That may seem like a lot, but 2/3 of a yard (0.6m) goes into the sleeves. If you're well over 6' (180cm), you probably want to go with 3 1/2yds (3.2m).
Also, scissors, chalk, a ruler and a sewing machine. I used a serger for this project, and if you have one, you can either serge of flatlock the seams together, according to you manual. If you don't have a serger, a straight-up sewing machine is really all you need. The edges of fleece don't fray, so you don't have to worry about how to treat the cut edges!
If you don't have a sewing machine, don't fret! You can totally sew this by hand. There are only four seams to sew!