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How to Sew a Hooded Blanket

Use a sewing machine for a quick and easy blanket trim.
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A hooded blanket is handy at outdoor sporting events or just when lounging around the house. This fleece blanket is durable, washable and warm. Make your fleece hooded blanket similar to a poncho because it provides the most coverage and comfort.

Pick the fleece material. This blanket design is fairly basic. Choose to use different colors or patterns or use one solid color. The blanket size is 6 feet x 7 feet and fits a queen size bed. Pick the colors accordingly.

Measure the fabric for the blanket. It needs to be 6 feet, 1 inch on one side and 7 feet, 1 inch on the other. The 1 inch length is for the hem. Sew the fabric together to make the 6 x 7 foot blanket.

Fold the fabric 1/2 inch around the edges. Pin the fabric down. Hem around the outside of the blanket.

Find the exact center of the blanket. Cut a 1 foot square out of the middle of the fabric.

Cut out two 1-foot squares of fleece. Sew one side of each of the squares to each other to make the hood.

Place the hood in hole. Sew 3 sides of the square into the blanket. Leave a side open for the head to fit through.

Hem around the edge of the hood and the fourth side of the square in the blanket.

Things You'll Need:

  • 7 yards of fleece
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine


Change the size of the hooded blanket to make smaller sizes for children. Make this design out of towels to create a hooded towel.

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