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DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas

Doesn’t the month of January just make you want to curl up under a blanket with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate?  When I started working on my office a few months ago I decided that a cozy throw was a necessity.  Inspired my my daughters’ special blankys, which they have both had since they were born, I wanted something super soft and cozy that would keep me warm on the chilliest mornings.

I found some soft white minky fabric on Amazon and decided to pair it with some pretty aqua chevron fabric that I already had on hand.  A few straight lines and less than an hour later I had the perfect cozy throw!

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas

Here is what you need:

2 yards soft minky fabric
2 yards chevron fabric
sharp scissors
stick pins
thread
sewing machine

 

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas

Step 1: Lay out minky fabric, soft side up, on large flat surface or floor.Spread out chevron fabric overtop of minky fabric, right side down.  Line up fabric against corner and 2 straight edges.

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas

Step 2:  Trim excess fabric so that the two pieces are the same size.

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas

Step 3: Carefully pin fabric together all the way around.

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas

Step 4: Carefully sew along all four edges with a one inch margin, leaving a 12 inch opening along one side.

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas

Step 5: Turn throw right-side out through opening.

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas

Step 6: Pin opening closed and sew along all four sides, leaving a 1/2″ margin.

DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw | DIY Throw Blankets | Minky Fabric | Aqua Chevron | Throw Blankets | Crafts | Sewing Ideas 

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How do you stay cozy during the cold winter months?

24 Comments

  1. January 6 at 11:00AM

    This is adorable! Now I want a sewing machine.

  2. Angela Frye
    January 6 at 11:49AM

    I love this! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  3. Anonymous
    January 6 at 09:56PM

    Great idea, easy tutorial, thanks!!

  4. Tammy
    January 7 at 01:23PM

    Did you pre-wash both of your fabrics? Cotton and minky shrink at different rates, right, so how will it keep it’s shape? I really want to try this, but I’ve only typically quilted. I’ve done a minky/cotton quilt, but I even added batting and did a stitch-in-the-ditch quilting stitch along my seams. Does the cotton material pull too much away from the minky? Thanks for any tips/info you can give me in terms of how this folds up and washes.

    • Ruth Soukup
      January 9 at 11:20AM

      Yes I would definitely pre-wash the fabrics!

  5. January 8 at 03:43PM

    I love this Ruth! I’ve been looking for a warm throw to go in my bedroom and it’s much easier to find fabric than the perfect blanket.

  6. January 8 at 04:12PM

    This is such a good idea, I’ll try to make this to my two girls. I bet they will love it!

  7. January 9 at 08:22AM

    Looks so easy that even I’m not intimidated. Oh so cozy for these cold days up north. Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. January 10 at 08:00AM

    I love aqua color and I love chevron – it’s perfect! Thanks for the great idea 🙂

  9. March 14 at 02:01PM

    Nice Tutorial. Thanks for sharing

  10. March 26 at 11:11AM

    Love Minky Blankets! Great Tutorial. I have been making some for my baby on the way!

  11. December 27 at 09:58PM

    Wonderful and easy tutorial! Made this in a couple hours, only three days after I started sewing. And it turned out pretty well, minus some wonky seams! Thank you 🙂

    RaeLynn
    raelynndefalco.theworldrace.org

  12. Lauren
    January 30 at 02:34PM

    What type of fabric is the chevron?

  13. Lou
    February 1 at 11:05AM

    Love love the chevron fabric !!! Can you please tell us what type of fabric and where we can find it?? Thanks so much for the great tutorial

  14. Anonymous
    June 6 at 05:55PM

    which type of fabric did you use for the chevron material?

  15. Kelly
    July 10 at 10:37PM

    This is adorable!! Definitely my next project!! I love the chevron fabric. For those of you asking about the chevron fabric. If you click on the link it tells you that it is 100% cotton and where she got it. Love it!!!

  16. Jessica
    August 6 at 01:03PM

    Question for you- I’ve never bought fabric online- so when you order your minky material- it says its sold by the yard- I can only assume you said you needed a quantity of 2 or 4 depending on how your many blankets your making?

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