We made it! Christmas is over, warm hugs and lovely gifts were given and we’ve been able to breathe just a little now, right? But, if you’re like me, you’re wondering why, oh why you didn’t start earlier on those wonderful handmade gifts. So, let’s do it – starting now! These Easy Flannel Throws are super-quick, fun to make and the perfect gift for just about everyone on next year’s list. And, if you should decide you need one for yourself, that’s a good thing, too!
Stef, of The Girl Inspired, used cozy, wintery plaids for the samples in her easy-to-follow tutorial, but think about other options, too. A sweet character print for the wee ones, a bold geometric, dotted or animal “fur” print for the teens, a collegiate print for your favorite university student or a sporty print for the team fans in your life. See . . . something for everyone!
A couple more hints for Quick, Easy Throws:
- If you can’t find double sided shirting flannel (soft on both sides), use two pieces and sandwich the pom-pom trim in between the layers. You could use coordinating prints, a print and a solid or fleece on one side and flannel on the other.
- When you make your shopping list, do not forget thread! You’ll want both matching Dual Duty XP and Surelock (if you have a serger). Your throw won’t be as super-quick as you want if you have to go back for thread. (Hmmm? Now how would I know that can happen??? Yep – been there, done that!)
Okay, that’s it . . . quick, fabulous and cozy. Flannel is a pretty season-less fabric – great for making warm, full of heart gifts for anytime of the year! Click here for the tutorial and enjoy stitching up your stack of yummy-soft, handmade gifts!
About the Author
Annette Millard began sewing at the age of three, made her first dress at ten and is always happiest with needle, fabric and thread in her hands. Annette feels very privileged to have spent most of her work life in the sewing industry and loves teaching, making her own handmade wardrobe and writing about sewing. She spent over ten years as the newsletter and web site content writer for the Pacific Northwest's largest locally-owned family of fabric stores and is now thrilled to have the opportunity to share her passion for sewing with the Sewing Secrets community. Follow Annette and more of her sewing adventures on her own blog, www.sewfullife.com.