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Sewing: Week Forty One: Fall Flannel Blanket Cape

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Fall flannel blanket cape is week forty one of the 52 weeks of sewing project. Although it’s snowy here in Northern Alberta, it’s still technically fall. Time to pull out the plaid and let the leaves turn colours. This project is easy and will take about 20 minutes max.

Let’t get started!

What You Need

  • 1 double sheet
  • or 2 yards of 50 inch wide fabric
  • serger
  • machine
  • scissors
  • matching thread
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • fray check

First, gather your fabric. I used a flannel plaid fitted sheet that I just cut up. Odd, I know; yet in all honestly, it’s the best fabric for this fall flannel blanket cape. Ensure your fabric has weight.

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Wash your fabric and iron it out. Then, lay it flat on the floor – 50 inches wide and 68-70 inches long – then fold in half.

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

When it’s folded in half, it’ll measure 50 wide and 34-35 in height. The fold will be at the top.

Cut right down the middle of the front (only cutting through one layer of fabric) right up to the fold.

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Serge around every raw edge. Use a heavy thread and the blanket stitch on your serger. Then, fray check the corners.

Then, lay it down again. See the purple pens? You’re going to make 2 top stitches on each side to create the sleeve. Measure in 3 inches and down 7 inches. This is where your top stitch will start – make it about 7 inches long. Press.

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

That’s it – done!

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Looks better on me than on the form, right? haha.

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

So the following shots are what happens when you get embarrassed while your husband is taking photos. Just a bit of silliness.

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Fall Flannel Blanket Cape: 3ten.ca

Overall, this is a simple and easy project just in time for the fall season. Grab your machine and sew up. Then, belt it or wear it free. Happy Sunday and thanks so much for stopping by.

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