Turning Remnants Into A Blanket!
One of the best things about sewing is being able to have the freedom to make what you want! Another great thing about sewing is picking out fabric! There are so many options available, I can easily spend an hour in the fabric store. If you follow my Instagram, I posted a couple of pictures of my fabric finds this weekend. While I was picking up a few items at Walmart, I decided to check out their craft and fabric section. While I was there, I noticed something new at my local store. There were a few shelves dedicated to remnants! If you’re new to sewing and unfamiliar with remnants, remnants are leftover fabrics from the bolt. Sometimes these fabrics are being discontinued by the store or manufacturer. Many of the remnants I found were 1-yard and priced less than $1 each. I purchased a few cotton blend fabrics as well as a Minky fabric.
With fall coming around the corner, I knew I wanted to make a throw blanket. I decided to make a reversible blanket that I can cozy up to while sipping on my tea and reading a good book :).
Using the yard of the Minky fabric and the yard of the cotton blend fabric, I placed the fabric right sides together and sewed all the way around, but leaving a 5” open space in order to turn the fabric right side out. Before turning right side out, I used my serger to make the edges a bit neater. Once the fabric was right side out, I hand sewed the opening closed. That’s all there is to it and now I have a comfy throw blanket made from remnants. The total cost of the blanket….drumroll…$1!
So next time, you’re at the fabric store or shopping online, don’t be afraid to look for remnants. You never know what you could make! Another great reason to use remnants is to experiment with sewing different fabric textures without spending a bunch of money.