If we know one thing here at Shannon Fabrics, it’s that our fans and followers absolutely love a good throw blanket. We don’t blame you — they’re not only a super simple project and make great gifts, but there’s arguably nothing better than curling up with a cozy throw and cup of coffee on Sunday morning or unwinding with a throw after a long day at work.
So far we’ve tackled several different blanket sewing projects on the Sewciety Blog, most popular being our “How to Sew a Throw Blanket & Free Throw Blanket Pattern” blog post and our “Easy DIY Faux Fur Throw Blanket Pattern & Tutorial” blog post.
This week our National Educator shares her tips on how to sew a throw blanket with binding. Teresa used Sew4Home’s Soft Elegance Big Bound Blanket tutorial made from Sherpa and Classic Cuddle® (check it out, here).
She used our Buffalo Check Cuddle® minky plush fabric in scarlet/black for the top and Luxe Cuddle® Sherpa in white for the bottom, and Robert Kaufman cotton fabric for the binding. Since the back-to-back Cuddle® fabric can get a bit slippery when assembling, there's an option to add a layer of flannel between the two layers of minky fabric for extra warmth and coziness (this also adds warmth, perfect for cooler climates).
Scroll down to read Teresa’s tips for sewing a throw blanket with binding, as well as watch her video tutorial.
Fabrics and notions you’ll need to sew a throw blanket with binding
These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her throw blanket with binding tutorial:
- Buffalo Check Cuddle® minky plush fabric in scarlet/black
- Luxe Cuddle® Sherpa in white
- Architextures Wide Text by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
- Rotary cutter (45 or 60mm)
- 24”+ acrylic ruler
- Felt tip pen
- ODIF 505 Basting Spray
- Long, flower-head pins (Clover recommended)
- Fabric clips (Clover Wonder Clips recommended)
- 90/14 Stretch needle (SCHMETZ recommended)
- Polyester thread (Teresa used Mettler)
- Hot Hemmer (Clover)
- Fabric Folding Pen (Clover)
Tips for sewing a throw blanket with binding
- Teresa chose to omit the flannel layer, used basting spray rather than hand/machine basting and used a ¾” seam allowance.
- Make sure to cover the area to avoid overspray. Clean any overspray with warm, soapy water.
- You can use leftover 2 ¼” cotton binding strips, but hem with a ¼” and sew with ½” seam allowance.
- Use a stitch-in-the-ditch foot to help get an even topstitching.
Video: How to sew a throw blanket with binding
Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page at 10 am PDT on October 20 to share her tips on how to sew a Cuddle® minky plush fabric throw blanket with binding.
If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.
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