Friday, September 30, 2011

Guest Post: Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Today we are honored to have Kassi of Truly Lovely here to share a fun tutorial with us. Kassi, take it away...

Well hello LOVELY Scatter Girls!!! :) 
My name is Kassi and I blog over at a little place called Truly Lovely!
I am THRILLED to be guest posting here today! 

Truly Lovely

Just in time for the chilly fall season,
(well chilly where you are maybe... It's been in the 90s still here in AZ!)
I have a fuzzy, warm, EASY, fleece blanket tutorial to share with you all!!!


The materials needed are:
2 yards of fleece fabric
1 package of coordinating satin blanket binding
Coordinating yarn
Coordinating sewing thread
Yarn Needle
Sewing Machine


In this case I went with zebra fabric and all red coordinating materials.

First trim your fleece fabric of any uneven edges or those funky white labeled edges... You know what I'm talking about... :)

Then, using the Yarn Needle, stitch your thread down the two length sides of your fabric like so... I spaced each stitch about a half an inch apart...


Next you'll pin and trim your satin binding to the two width sides (the two shorter sides)... The binding will have a fold down the middle, simply line that fold up with the edge of your fabric, making sure it's centered so there's an even amount of binding on both sides...


Fold over the edges of the binding to make your four corners and pin those as well. You can either trim or fold the extra binding inside to make your corner.


Once you have the binding pinned onto both sides, get out the sewing machine. I used red thread to match the binding...

If you sew really well, you can use a varying color of thread for added pop!!!
I don't so much... SO matching thread hides my inexperienced sewing skills. :)
(I'm a little addicted to zebra print... can you tell?!?)


Simply sew the binding to the fleece pulling pins as you go.

And TaDA!!!! A SUPER EASY fleece blanket made by you!
They make great baby gifts, or gifts for friends or family!! :)
And most especially, GREAT Bridesmaid gifts!!!


See... I made six of these blankets, then each blanket was rolled up and tucked inside a personalized tote for each of my lovely bridesmaids for my wedding in July! 

If you wanna see the tote tutorial, you can pop over here. :) 
THANKS so much to the Scatter Girls for having me over to share with you lovelies today! Hope you'll stop by Truly Lovely to say hello sometime!
Happy crafting dolls!

Thanks Kassi! If you would like to guest post on the Scatter Girls please e-mail us at

1 comment:

  1. Thanks SO much for having me over today ladies!!! :) Hope everyone has a LOVELY weekend ahead of them!


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