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20+ Flannel Sewing Projects
Whether you are looking for flannel scraps projects, Christmas crafts with flannel, or another cozy craft, you will find it here!
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When cooler weather comes around, you're going to want to surround yourself with ALL the cozy things. And lucky for you, our collection of 20+ Flannel Sewing Projects does have it all!
You'll have dreams of curling up on the couch with a warm cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa when you see what cozy and warm projects you can make with flannel fabric.
This list of fantastic flannel patterns to sew includes clothing for both adults and kids of all ages, such as this classic flannel shirt sewing pattern.
You'll also find lots of sewing patterns for accessories using flannel fabric, including scarf sewing patterns. Don't forget to check out the section on DIY home decor projects and blankets! So popular and fun to sew.
Here, you'll find tutorials for how to make a flannel blanket and many more home decorating sewing projects of all kinds.
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Before you begin, make sure to check out the AllFreeSewing guide to sewing with flannel. You'll learn what flannel is made of as well as how to wash the fabric (and your finished project) by hand and in your washing machine.
It's a helpful guide that you won't want to miss before you begin sewing up your warm and cozy flannel project! Then scroll down for our favorite flannel sewing projects, from accessories and home decor to wearables and gifts.
PLUS! Learn all about Working with Different Types of Fabrics with this video tutorial. Our friend Angel will walk you through the various popular options there are for sewing and when to choose what.
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What to Make With Flannel Fabric
If you've never worked with this material and you're curious about what things to make with flannel fabric, this first section will help you discover the possibilities! Flannel is a thicker cloth and can't be used for every craft but there are still an incredible number of flannel crafts ideas.
Often, flannel is combined with other fabrics for a multi-material make. Buy new flannel or upcycle an old shirt or blanket to make something new. Flannel is most commonly used for blankets, pillows, cold-weather clothing, and wearable accessories.
When warmth isn't an issue, it's often used for decor as the pretty plaid print and patterns have a rustic and country charm look that many love. Take a look at these projects and start sewing with flannel today.
From the Designer: "I hate when my hands and fingers get so cold they hurt. This simple sewing project is quick to make and so nice to have."
From the Designer: "These DIY dryer sheets are easy to make, cost less than $1 per sheet, and will keep your clothes fresh for days longer."
Baby Burp Cloth Pattern (3 Styles)
From the Designer: "The burp cloth can be made with Terry cloth, flannel, quilting cotton, or Minky fabric. Or Upcycle old towels or t-shirts for a simple DIY burp rag or cloth."
DIY Flannel And Sherpa Blanket
From the Designer: "I get so cold during the winter so I just love snuggling up in a cozy, warm blanket. This blanket combines flannel and fleece for a stunning look and easy care."
Unisex Pajama Top Free Pattern
From the Designer: "The key to this pattern is the fabric you choose to use. Use silk for a luxe feeling, flannel for winter comfort, or cotton for Sunday morning breakfast."
From the Designer: "This Adorable DIY Spa Headband takes under an hour to make but looks amazing. It is made from comfortable cotton flannel and will keep hair away while you prep skin."
From the Designer: "These pillows are easy peasy. I opted to use flannel for these pillowcases, but cotton fabric will work well too."
Sharp Dressed Puppy Dog Bandana
From the Designer: "Our baby loves his buffalo check flannel bandanna. Very Trendy! Let your dog sport the latest fashion with a bandanna."
From the Designer: "Learn how to make a blanket scarf with plaid flannel fabric that is perfect for gifts. This scarf has minimal sewing and a lot of fraying."
Fabric Pumpkins From a '90s Grunge Shirt
From the Designer: "Make fabric pumpkins for your cool fall home decor. It's a great upcycle and repurposing project using a recycled flannel shirt."
Whether you're searching for DIY hand warmers, cozy loungewear, or creative ways to beautify your home, you'll love these easy winter sewing projects.
>>> 33+ Winter Sewing Projects
Flannel Blanket Patterns
Is there anything better than pulling out a thick and warm flannel blanket when the weather is crisp and cool? We think not! Learn how to make a flannel blanket with these easy tutorials and patterns below.
There are plenty of soft and sweet flannel baby blankets to sew, along with larger blankets that are perfect for keeping on the couch or at the end of your bed for extra warmth.
Extremely Easy Flannel Blanket
Learn how to make the perfect flannel blanket with this super-easy tutorial. By simply changing the fabric pattern or color, you can gift this blanket on any occasion, whether for a baby shower or a birthday present.
Learn how to make a blanket that will keep you cuddly warm during long cold nights or lazy days on the couch. Made with warm flannel and constructed with love, this free blanket pattern is surprisingly easy to sew.
Fuzzy Flannel Receiving Blanket Tutorial
This is the perfect gift for any newborn or mom-to-be. If you have little time and a little bit of sewing experience, a receiving blanket is so easy to make. You're going to love this free flannel project!
Incredibly Quick DIY Taggie Blanket
With the Incredibly Quick DIY Taggie Blanket, you'll never be in need of a baby shower gift again. Made from just two pieces of flannel scraps, the body of this DIY blanket is both soft and sweet.
How To Make A Sherpa Fleece And Flannel Blanket
From the Blogger: "Is there anything more amazingly soft than a fleece and flannel blanket??? Obviously not! Fleece and flannel evoke images of curling up in front of the fireplace on a crisp winter night watching the flames crackle while you are keeping toasty warm under your wonderfully warm sherpa fleece blanket."
From the Blogger: "Giving handmade gifts to friends and family is something that I love to do. I love making personalized gifts that reflect my friends’ and family’s interests. This easy-to-make flannel blanket is the perfect personalized handmade gift. And it really is easy to make (no one has to know how easy it really is)."
On this page, not only are we going to go over How to Wash Flannel, but this master guide will discuss the following flannel queries: What is flannel made of? And does flannel fray? All the frequently-asked questions!
>>> How to Wash Flannel: The Ultimate Guide
Flannel Shirt Patterns (& Flannel Clothing Patterns)
Flannel shirts may be one of the first things you think of when you consider flannel sewing projects and there are plenty of those below. However, also in this section, you'll find our best flannel projects for clothing of all kinds. Add some flair to your wardrobe with a flannel shirt pattern like this one.
We've also got some DIY kids' clothing patterns to keep them nice and warm when the weather is cooler. Get creative (and cozy!) in your sewing room this weekend and make one of these great flannel sewing projects.
Cold Shoulder Flannel Shirt Refashion
Refashion a flannel shirt to create this trendy "cold shoulder" shirt by simply detaching the collar, cutting out the shoulders, finishing the edges, and reattaching the collar. Updating your wardrobe with this stylish piece is that simple!
Sew up this classic toddler flannel nightgown for your little one. It sews up quickly with a comfortable elastic neckline and cute bottom ruffles. This free sewing pattern for kids shows you how to make pajamas that are as cute as they are comfy.
Looking for flannel projects for baby? This would make a fun fall outfit for your little girl. Use cozy plaid flannel fabric to construct this easy sewing project. Cute buttons and pockets makes this toddler jumper tutorial super cute!
Seattle Style Shirt Dress Refashion
Give your wardrobe some classic 90s style with a flannel shirt dress that's both figure flattering and completely cozy. This tutorial shows you how to transform two regular flannel button-downs into one chic and edgy dress.
Complete with a printable sewing pattern, this DIY vest for boys can be made with a lighter fabric for summer or with trendy flannel for cooler weather. Ideal for school pictures or special occasions, this sewing pattern for boys is the quickest way for your son to be stylish and comfortable.
Flannel Scarf Patterns & Wearable Accessories
Be fab in flannel with these sewing patterns for accessories. This section mostly features flannel scarf sewing patterns to keep your neck toasty and stylish, but we've also got a few other fuzzy-warm projects you're sure to love.
You just can't beat sewing with flannel in the wintertime! It's the best fabric to ensure you're not only cozy but fashionable too. We know you'll be thankful you made any of these when the weather is cold.
Easiest Flannel Infinity Scarf Tutorial
Sew up this super simple flannel infinity scarf to stay warm this winter! This is a great easy sewing project to give as a gift or perk up your wardrobe this holiday season.
Once it starts to get chilly outside, you'll need these heat packs to help you warm up. This is one of those sewing project ideas that's absurdly easy to make and may very well change your life!
You can transform any old flannel shirt into functional hand warmers in under 30 minutes with this easy stepped out tutorial. The best part about these DIY sewing projects is that they're incredibly budget-friendly and are fantastic scrap busting projects.
Are you looking for a quick and simple infinity scarf tutorial? This 10 Minute DIY Infinity Scarf is the project for you! In just a few minutes you can create this fashionable DIY accessory that is sure to become a staple in your closet. So fast, so rewarding!
When chilly fall weather arrives, it means one thing: scarf season! Snuggly and stylish, this tutorial for how to make a blanket scarf is great for beginners and takes barely any time at all to make.
Double-Sided Blanket Scarf Pattern
Blanket scarves are all the rage, and now you can have your own for a fraction of the retail cost. This easy blanket scarf pattern will have you looking like a runway model in minutes!
Nothing screams fall like luxuriously warm flannels, so what better way to perfect the comfy-casual look than with this beginner sewing tutorial? The blanket scarf trend is everywhere, so join in!
Baby, it's cold outside, which is why you need to add this scarf to your winter wardrobe. Learn how to make a scarf that will keep you toasty all season long with this free cold-weather scarf sewing pattern.
Flannel Fabric Face Mask Tutorial
BONUS! This DIY mask is brilliant for many different reasons and it comes with printable templates for adults and children. If you're used to covering your face with scarves or other fabric coverings, then you'll love wearing this warm DIY mask.
Need even more scarf patterns to keep you warm this winter? Check out our full collection full of lovely and easy scarves.
>>> 36+ Scarf Sewing Patterns
DIY Home Decor Projects Using Flannel
Last but certainly not least, make sure you take a look at these DIY home decor ideas using your favorite winter fabric. You saw the lovely blanket designs above and now onto the rest of the amazing fall designs that will look amazing in your home. This section features flannel baby flannel patterns, pillows, wreaths, and more, this section will not disappoint. Plaid is such a timeless print, and the warmth and fuzziness of flannel will ensure your home is welcoming to anyone who sets foot in it. Whatever you do, don't miss these home decorating sewing projects!
Quilted flannel makes these pillows extra cozy to snuggle up on when fall weather rolls in. These are great for gift-giving and easy to customize to your home's decor. Sew up a whole stack and watch everyone snuggle up on huge pillows for a heartwarming movie.
Flannel DIY Draft Stopper Tutorial
Made from recycled flannel shirts, this DIY draft stopper stops any chilly breezes from entering your home and keeps your house nice and toasty. This beginner sewing project can easily be completed in an evening and is a budget-friendly way to help cut down on heating costs.
Here's a unique flannel sewing project! Make handmade bows and garlands by transforming old flannel shirts into a wired ribbon with this fun and easy sewing tutorial. Simply choose some of your hubby's old button-downs and create some pretty bows that are perfect for fall or winter wreaths and other holiday craft projects.
This flannel pillow is a super quick project to sew up, whether you are using a thrift shop find or a shirt belonging to a favorite friend or family member. Plaid is all the rage for home decor this year and plaid shirts come in a huge range of colors and patterns so you can easily find one that works for you.
This awesome autumnal table runner tutorial shows you how to refashion old worn-out flannel shirts into a pretty rustic table runner that's sure to give your home a log cabin feel. This rustic sewing tutorial is a fantastic, budget-friendly way to create some cheerful fall or Christmas decor without spending a dime. So pretty!
Flannel Wrapped Holiday Wreath
Instead of throwing away your hubby's old flannels, recycle them into a cute country wreath that's perfect for creating your own Rocky Mountain Christmas. Made using recycled and cozy-looking flannel, this fun DIY wreath is the perfect rustic touch to add to your front door this holiday season.
Easily make your own flannel rice heat and cold pack with this DIY rice warmer bag tutorial. Easy to make, even for beginners. With some flannel and regular white rice, you can create one of these adorable frog warmers in an afternoon.
Rustic Pillow Case with Ties Tutorial
Make some DIY pillows using a cozy red buffalo check flannel fabric to provide some warmth to your bedroom for the fall and winter. It's the idea of the tie blankets that everyone loves in the form of a comfy pillowcase that will look so fantastic on any bed.
Love these flannel projects? Many were designed by Sarah Ramberg at Sadie Seasongoods. The Fall Flannel Table Runner, Flannel Wrapped Holiday Wreath, and Flannel Shirt Ribbon Tutorial to name a few from the above list. She wrote a book all about flannel!
Learn more and find where to purchase it here: Crafting With Flannel Book Review
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Feb 22, 2021
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Feb 21, 2021
Warm, cuddly blankets!
Feb 19, 2021
My favorite way to use flannel for crafting is making premie baby blankets for Threads of Love. This looks like a great selection of flannel projects, and I am looking forward to making the cape!
Feb 19, 2021
Being a Gram of 4 little boys...soft stuffed animals and toys are an obvious choice for me! However, flannel also makes great tree ornaments and Christmas stockings!
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Feb 18, 2021
I really like sewing ever since I was six year old! Flannel is soft and easy to work with.
Feb 16, 2021
Just looking forward to trying the new crafts. Thank you for the ideas.
Feb 16, 2021
My favorite flannel project is baby blankets.
Feb 15, 2021
I enjoy making hand warmers. The flannel makes them extra soft and warm!
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