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25+ Free Blanket Sewing Patterns
Blanket sewing is so awesome and useful. Learn how to sew a blanket for any occasion, whether you're snacking at a picnic, swaddling a baby, or decorating your house!
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If you're like most people, you need to feel the weight of a blanket on your body to fall asleep. However, blankets are not one-size-fits-all; not every sleeper needs the same type. Lightweight, heavyweight, plush, quilted, or breathable, blankets come in all shapes and sizes, and it takes serious consideration to pick the right DIY blanket to sew.
Have no fear: now there's hope that you'll get the exact blanket you need! Finding your ideal blanket tutorial—what was once an impossible task—can be easily fulfilled with this list of 25+ Free Blanket Sewing Patterns has many options to keep you snug and cozy no matter the activity or time of year.
Not only does this list have all types of snuggling blankets, but it also has blankets to fulfill other needs for things like outdoor activities and home decor. This list of homemade blanket ideas has everything from waterproof DIY picnic blankets to free baby blanket patterns, all designed for the utmost comfort.
There's a blanket design for every occasion on this list, whether it's to update a bland chair or to swaddle a baby. Don't settle for sub-par comfort when you have over 25 cozy solutions at your fingertips!
Since everyone has a need for a blanket in their life, these patterns are ideal for gift-giving. Give a Minky baby blanket as a baby shower gift for an accessory guaranteed to send any little one straight to sleep.
Give your grandma a classic quilt for a piece she'll want to display proudly on her sofa. You can even give your favorite beach babe a blanket to lay on at the beach. Whoever they're for, these simple blanket sewing patterns are sure to be a hit!
Sewing blankets is one of the most useful skills to have as a sewist because everyone needs more blankets in their life. Plus, it saves so much money when you can make them yourself.
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Homemade Blanket Ideas
Every house needs a few blankets around to truly be considered a home. Cozy, soft, and soothing, these Homemade Blanket Ideas are sure to give any room the snuggly vibes it needs to make you feel welcome.
These guides on how to make a simple blanket use the softest fabrics, like fleece in the Beyond the Tie Fleece Blanket Tutorial (shown right below), to make sure you're comfortable.
Beyond the Tie Fleece Blanket Tutorial
Fleece tie blankets are fun and easy, but you can just as easily take your DIY fleece blanket to the next level.
Flannel is a go-to fabric for seasoned cuddlers, so it's a no-brainer to make a fleece blanket! Stay toasty all year long with this simple Cozy Flannel Blanket.
Get a designer look for your snuggle gear with this Luxurious Wool Blanket tutorial! You won't have to spend a fortune to get a blanket that's both sleek and warm.
Winter is the season of snuggling! With blustery snowstorms raging outside, it's the perfect time to stay in and cloak yourself in this comfy Christmas design. Don't forget the hot cocoa.
Pom Pom Fleece Blanket Tutorial
Want to add a colorful quirk to your throw blanket collection? This Pom Pom Fleece Blanket Tutorial will give you a piece that's both comfortable and vibrant.
As a super-plush fabric, minky is the ideal blanket fabric for connoisseurs of comfort. This Minky Ultimate Couch Blanket is guaranteed to be your newest sofa staple.
Want a blanket with a professional-looking edge? Make any blanket a testament to your skills with this easy Self Binding Blanket Tutorial!
DIY Flannel And Sherpa Blanket
Learn how to make a DIY flannel and sherpa blanket for a cozy handmade gift. This easy sewing project uses fabric and just a sewing machine!
BONUS! If you're someone who always needs a throw blanket to keep warm, learn how to make a Minky blanket that's soft, fluffy, and oh so comfy!
You have a whole set of baby blankets to make, but what about the rest of your baby gear? This free, downloadable ebook has 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One that will fill out any nursery.
>> Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One Free eBook
Sewing Patterns for Quilts
Quilts are staples in the world of decorative sewing. With intricate patterns meticulously stitched together, quilts are guaranteed to give any room a classic, rustic vibe. This list of DIY quilts will instantly brighten up your home.
Colorful geometric patterns, like the Easy Peasy Fat Quarter Quilt (shown right below), will give a room renewed vibrancy while subtle neutral designs will have a sleek finish. Quilts are a staple for many people. Whatever you're looking for, this list of easy-sew quilts has a pattern for you!
Making a quilt requires time and a sense of commitment. This Easy Peasy Fat Quarter Quilt shows you how to make an easy patchwork-patterned quilt out of fat quarters.
Strip-Pieced Diagonal Beginner Quilt
Get a brilliant and colorful classic square pattern with this Strip-Pieced Diagonal Beginner Quilt! It'll look lovely anywhere, from the living room to a kid's bedroom.
Quilt-making doesn't have to be restricted to sewing savants. Even a beginner can make a DIY quilt with ease using this 36 Box Block Quilt pattern. It will brighten up your day and any room!
Quilted Throw and Cube Ottoman
Inspired by hand-woven blankets, this quilt pattern is a beautiful homage to Native American culture. Give any room a rustic Southwestern vibe no matter where you live.
If you're conscious of the environment, you'll love this eco-friendly upcycling pattern! Reuse old jeans and pillowcases to make a durable and textured denim quilt to update your home decor.
With earthy tones and an intriguing layered design, this quilt sewing pattern will look beautiful anywhere from the porch to the sofa. You won't need extensive home decor when you have this piece on display!
BONUS! Forget about bland baby blankets and make a gorgeous modern quilt for your next baby shower with this stunning Modern Pastel Crib Quilt.
New to quilting? If you're unsure of the steps in quilting, then you won't want to miss reading this helpful guide.
>> What are the Layers of a Quilt? A Quilting Guide
Kid and Baby Blanket Patterns
Since newborn babies sleep upwards of 16 hours a day, it only makes sense that they should have the coziest sleeping accessories. Give your baby something to make every snooze heavenly with this list of Kid and Baby Blanket Patterns!
Whether you need a last-minute baby shower gift, like the One Hour Baby Blanket Pattern (shown right below), or a taggie blanket to kickstart your baby's mental growth, there's a baby blanket pattern for you.
Sewing patterns for beginners do not have to be so simple they are boring. Learn how to make a baby blanket that's fast and fun with the One Hour Baby Blanket Pattern.
With sports-themed appliques and a monogrammed finish, this quilt pattern is sure to be a home run for any future athlete! Jump start any star's future with this cute design.
With holes for car seat straps, this Car Seat Swaddle Blanket is the perfect accessory for any family on the go! Traveling with your baby doesn't have to be a nightmare anymore with this clever fix.
Mermaid Tail Blanket Free Sewing Pattern
If your little girl dreams of being a mermaid, help her achieve her dreams with this Mermaid Tail Blanket! She'll love swishing her tail while lounging with her fave fish films.
Ninja Minky Baby Blanket Pattern
If you've got a little warrior on your hands, this Ninja Minky Baby Blanket Pattern is the perfect thing to inspire his dojo dreams. Your baby will love the pattern's plush minky fabric and the ninja applique!
It's important to stimulate your baby for proper brain growth. Now you can give them something to play and snuggle with using a single pattern! This Monogram Taggie will help your baby explore for hours on end.
A Hand-Tied Whole Cloth Preschool Quilt
BONUS! When this designer's child's blanket, while so beloved, couldn't stand up to the weekly laundering and was starting to fray, she made a new, stronger (and better) blanket!
Love this list of quilting patterns but want more? Check out our ultimate collection and see for yourself!
>> 230+ Easy Quilt Patterns, Baby Blanket Sewing Patterns, and More
Outdoor and Picnic Blanket Tutorials
While it may seem like blankets are always meant for indoor snuggling, blankets are an important part of outdoor activities, too. That's why we have a comprehensive list of picnic blanket tutorials and other outdoor blankets!
Snack outside in style with patterns like the Patchwork Picnic Blanket (shown right below), or catch a seaside tan with a sand-covering beach blanket. Whatever the activity, this list of outdoor blankets will have you both comfy and prepared.
Sewing blankets for the outdoors is a breeze, especially this Patchwork Picnic Blanket project. Try out this DIY blanket and see how easy it is.
With bold color blocks arranged in a quilt-like pattern, you'll never lose your spot on the beach with this Big and Bold Beach Blanket!
Your baby goes everywhere with you, so why not prepare for the outdoors? This Great Outdoor Baby Blanket even has tags for your baby to play with. It's also ultra soft, so baby stays comfy while spending time outside.
This rainbow patterned beach blanket will make sure you'll never have to keep an eye on your blanket again. With corner pockets you can fill with sand, this blanket will stay in place even on the windiest beach day.
Eco-Friendly Waterproof Picnic Blanket
BONUS! Want to protect your picnic from the damp ground without hurting the environment? Use old grocery bags to make this handy picnic blanket pattern waterproof.
About the Author:
Erin Hoffman was an editorial intern at AllFreeSewing. Learn more about her work and career aspirations by visiting her profile here: Erin Hoffman
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Jul 03, 2018
Making blankets is not only budget-friendly but it makes a fantastic gift. Who doesn't get even a little chilly in winter?
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