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Sewing: Week Thirty Three: DIY Airplane Blanket

DIY Airplane Blanket: 3ten.ca

DIY airplane blanket is quick and easy to make; moreover, you’ll know it’s freshly washed and clean before each use! Last week we hit the road for Kelowna and the drive through the mountains is a bit tricky – sometimes it’s hot and sometimes it’s cold. Hence, the need for a go-to blanket.

What You Need

  • 70×50 piece of blanket fabric
  • serger
  • matching thread
  • fray check

First, get your serger ready and reference your quick index card if you have one. My Baby Lock has a great quick stitch card with all the instructions I need to change the stitch. Since I’m using a black fabric I want the blanket stitch edging to pop – hence, purple!

DIY Airplane Blanket: 3ten.ca

This nice bright purple will look great on this blanket.

DIY Airplane Blanket: 3ten.ca

Set up your serger for the blanket stitch and stitch away. I suggest practicing on a piece of scrap first, just to be sure you’ve set your serger up correctly. Serge each edge and then iron. Fray check the corners and press with a hot iron to ensure the seams don’t unravel. That’s it – now it’s time to travel with this DIY airplane blanket.

DIY Airplane Blanket: 3ten.ca

DIY Airplane Blanket: 3ten.ca

Done! Doesn’t it look great? So comfy, that’s for sure and clean.

DIY Airplane Blanket: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying the 52 weeks of sewing series. It’s a lot of fun thus far to sew each week – sometimes it’s a challenge, yet overall, it’s great and it brings me heck of a lot of happiness.

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