DIY Cozy Chevron Minky Throw

Trying to stay warm this winter? This soft & stylish throw is a snap to make and so comfy and soft that each member of your family will want their very own!

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!

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Here is what you need:

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

 

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Trying to stay warm this winter? This soft & stylish throw is a snap to make and so comfy and soft that each member of your family will want their very own! 

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How do you stay cozy during the cold winter months?

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  • Deanna January 6,

    This is adorable! Now I want a sewing machine.

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  • Angela Frye January 6,

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

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  • Anonymous January 6,

    Great idea, easy tutorial, thanks!!

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  • Tammy January 7,

    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.

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    • Ruth Soukup January 9,

      Yes I would definitely pre-wash the fabrics!

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  • Angela @ Angela Says January 8,

    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.

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  • Gladys (The Pinay Mom) January 8,

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

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  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments January 9,

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

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  • Paulina Dragoeva January 10,

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

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  • chevron baby blanket March 14,

    Nice Tutorial. Thanks for sharing

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  • Kate Danielle March 26,

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

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