Bandanna Blanket For A Birthday Boy!

October 18, 2010

Hey Guys!! How is everyone doing??

Well, I hope!!

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that it was my dear husband's birthday, well I decided months before his birthday that I would surprise him with a new blanket! Ya see we each sleep with our own blanket...I pretty much demand it....I need a lot of blanket flap while sleeping ;).

I of course didn't want to subject him to flowers or anything frou frou, so I came up with using bandannas! It goes perf with our bedroom color scheme of white, and blue with red accents.

Here is how it turned out:
{Super fun huh! It also has a white trim around the edges which is hard to see in the pics.}

Want to make one of your own??

Here is what you need:

~Bandannas: The number depends on how large you want to make yours' I did mine 3x4 and found them at Target for regular price of $2.99 but I had a $2.00 coupon so I was able to get them for $0.99 for a 2 pack!! YESSSSS!!

~Sheet for the back: I bought a white one from Ikea in a King size so I was able to do a trim on the front around the edges as well as the entire back with out having a seam going down the back.

~Batting

~Sewing machine

~Measuring tape

~Scissors

How it's done:

1. Determine how large you want your blanket to be.

2. Launder your bandannas.

3. Iron your bandannas so they are easier to sew.

4. Sew your bandannas in a pattern that is pleasing to you. I just did mine in a checker pattern but you could also do a pin wheel pattern that would be super cute!

5. Iron out your seams as you go.

6. If you want to add a edge around your bandannas like I did you will need to cut pieces 4.5 inches wide and then by the length needed.

7. Iron out your seams.

8. Cut the batting and the backing of the blanket to fit the front.

9. I sew my blankets inside out so I don't have to worry about binding them. It is so so much easier! Be sure to leave an opening so you can reach inside and turn it right side in. Then sew up the opening either by hand stitching it or on the machine.

10. I decided to quilt the blanket instead of tying. What I did was went around the seams that I had created on the front of the blanket so it secures all three layers: top, batting, and the back.

11. Enjoy!!!


So what do you guys think? This was seriously the easiest blanket (Aside from baby blankets) that I have made! Plus hubby loves it!! Also I thought this would be cut for a little boys room or even a girls room if you used like pink or purple bandannas. Super versatile!

Have any questions about this project or any in the past? Or just for fun? Please let me know I am always happy to help!!

Thanks for stopping by and come back real soon!

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27 comments :

  1. What a great gift! It's gorgeous! Great tutorial too. We also sleep with different blankets! I'm always cold.

    Thanks for sharing your pretty, I mean manly, blanket! ;)

    Roeshel

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  2. OH this is such a cool present! I love homemade!

    Just Better Together

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  3. I love it! It is so amazing how simple it is! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  4. What a good wife you are, and I couldn't agree more about having separate blankets, that's a must!

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  5. this is such a great idea! i love it!!!! thanks for sharing. just stopping by to say hi

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  6. Glad to have stopped by your blog.
    I am now following you from Twee Poppets Review blog hop.
    Have a great week!
    Elizabeth

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  7. Hi im your newest follower from Tuesday Blog Hop. Come on by and follow back , don't forget to leave a comment :).

    Naomi
    Na-MiArt.blogspot.com

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  8. new follower... would love it if you follow me back... :)

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  9. Hi! I am a new follower from Tuesday's blog hops. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

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  10. I'm your newest follower from Tuesday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day!

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  11. Years ago I made a cowboy quilt for my son's cowboy room and searched high and low for the fabric...huh, this was so easy that now I feel dumb!

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  12. Hello!
    I'm your newest follower Mrs. Goldilocks from the Tuesday Follow Me Back blog hop! I would love if you could visit my blog and follow me back too! Thank you so much and i hope you have a splendid Tuesday!
    http://mrsgoldilocks.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hello! I am your newest follower from a Tuesday Blog Hop! I would love it if you would follow back at one or all three of my blogs :)

    www.singleparentretreat.com
    http://singlemamachallenges.blogspot.com/
    http://motherdaughterconnection.blogspot.com/

    Thank you! Have a great week!

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  14. Hi This is so fun. I bet your hubby loved it. I thought I was already following you but didn't "see" myself on your gfc so added again. I'd love for you to consider following me and linking this project up at A Crafty Soiree today (weekly party I co-host) xoxo Malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  15. This is a greatidea - and so original too!

    Lovely.

    Sarahx

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  16. Hello! I am your newest follower from a Tuesday Blog Hop! I would love it if you would follow back at one or all three of my blogs :)

    www.singleparentretreat.com
    http://singlemamachallenges.blogspot.com/
    http://motherdaughterconnection.blogspot.com/

    Thank you! Have a great week!

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  17. Hello!
    I'm your newest follower Mrs. Goldilocks from the Tuesday Follow Me Back blog hop! I would love if you could visit my blog and follow me back too! Thank you so much and i hope you have a splendid Tuesday!
    http://mrsgoldilocks.blogspot.com/

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  18. this is such a great idea! i love it!!!! thanks for sharing. just stopping by to say hi

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  19. I'm your newest follower from Tuesday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day!

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  20. I love it! It is so amazing how simple it is! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Hi! I am a new follower from Tuesday's blog hops. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

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  22. new follower... would love it if you follow me back... :)

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