Hey sewing friends! If the title brought you here – then you read it correctly. I used a throw blanket to make a sweater.
I know you’re probably thinking how odd that is, but it really isn’t. Throw blankets are really cozy and made from really warm fabric. So to marry the thought together isn’t a far reach. Here’s how I did it!
This was not my initial plan, but after coming up empty on quality sweater fabric this season, I caved. I came across a throw blanket at Dollar General of all places. But it was $15. So I took a small risk. I couldn’t find one at the thrift store, trust me, I tried.
The pattern I used was actually from a cloned RTW sweater that I have in my closet. I love it so much that I wanted to MAKE another. So I rubbed (or cloned) the sweater with my wheel and my dotted paper. That was actually pretty fun. But to be perfectly honest, you can use any sweater pattern out there to do this project.
Next, I pre-washed my throw blanket. To be clear, this was more about removing any dust, chemicals, stains etc.
Then I cut into the blanket using my drafted pattern. If I have to offer one piece of advice about this part – make sure that you are cutting where it makes sense. For example, if you blanket has a cable design or nap/pile going in a certain direction, you might have to either fussy cut or be more intentional about cutting.
Finally, I sewed it up. Tried it on a few times while I sewed it (we all do that, right?) and finished!
It’s so cozy I literally started sweating as I was taking the pictures and recording the reel. But we’ve had some really cool temperatures here lately, so this project was absolutely necessary.
Until next time! XO