Mr. snowman must have made it down to FL. and brought some of the cold weather with him. 🙂 Although it’s Florida it can get a bit too chilly for me. So it’s time to bring out the blankets!! Can you believe we only have one blanket that actually fits our bed!!! For our wedding gift 30yrs ago my Mom made us this oversized king afghan. I love it and bring it out during the cold months. It looks just as beautiful today as it did the day we received it. But this year I wanted a little more warmth! Thank God for the inventors, designers and creators of warm, soft and cozy faux fur fabrics! Looking for one large enough 90″ x 120″ was waaaayyyy out of my budget. And the faux fur throws I see in the stores were just not big enough…..hmmm……JoAnns was having a sale!!!! YAY!
In order to stay in my budget, I was able to get 3 yards of the softest, high-loft-pile faux fur they had. This fabric was actually 66″wide!
and 3 yards of a soft and cozy fabric (not fleece).
Seriously folks this was the simplest thing I have ever sewn.
After cutting the edges straight on the wrong side of the faux fur. The selvage edge was straight. The cut edge needed to be straightened. I put rights sides together, faux fur and the soft and cozy then sewed all 4 side seams. Leaving approx. 20″ open on one side to turn. Hand sewed the opening closed. Popped it in the washer and dryer. (hint: drying a high loft fabric I recommend drying with 2 tennis balls and a bonce dryer sheet. It maintains the soft pile and loft, I do this with my down comforter too). Total cost: $80.00 within my $100 budget.
Two fabrics, four seams! The finished size was 64″ by 106″. Not quite the size I wanted (90 x 120) but perfect for our bed with a nice side drop. My bedding is ready for the cold. Between the jersey sheets, afghan, down comforter and faux fur bed throw….OMG… I feel the hot flash coming… Staying warm…I guess that’s why we live in Florida. Stay warm my friends…don’t let that cold bug catch you. Stay warm, soft and cozy with a little faux fur.
Until next time, If you can’t find it within your budget….sew and create it, and enjoy loving your home! 🙂 see ya!