As we continue dreaming up our winter home decor scheme, we are adding in faux fur accents for a cozy warmth to get us through the colder months. First we made some faux fur pillows perfect for curling up with a nice book, and now we are sharing the tutorial to make a matching fur throw blanket. This throw blanket is easier to sew than the pillows because there are no zippers involved. Before starting this project, be sure to read our tips and tricks for sewing with faux fur!
For this fur throw blanket, we used a Shannon Fabrics Luxury Shag fur in white for the front side and a soft and cuddly flannel for the back side. We found Robert Kaufman Mammoth Flannel Plaid at our local fabric store, and combined with the fur it has a rustic mountain glam style fit for the Alps. Our blanket measures 44 inches x 60 inches, so you will want to buy around 65 inches of the flannel. Of course, you can make any size of blanket that you want. Before you start sewing the blanket, you will definitely want to pre-wash the flannel because it will shrink. After it comes out of the wash, lay it on top of your faux fur fabric, pin the two together and cut the fur according to the size of the flannel.
We know it can seem intimidating, but sewing with fur is much easier than it looks! Use a regular needle and thread with your sewing machine and sew a straight stitch to attach the front and back sides of your fur throw blanket. As we mention in our tips and tricks with fur, you will want to sew a little bit longer stitches than usual. Follow the photo tutorial below to help you with the sewing process. If you ever want to wash the blanket in the future, we recommend either hand washing or dry cleaning – drying will mat the fur.
Once you’re finishing with your fur throw blanket, style it on your couch or give one as a gift! Browse all of our sewing projects for more inspiration, or take a look at our membership options to join our crafting community. Stay cozy! ~ Lia and the Team
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
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When I saw the white Faux Throw Blanket I knew that I needed to make it for my best friend who has an all white bedroom. Yesterday I was able to buy the fabric. I serged the edges of the flannel so that I could wash it without it unraveling on me. She’s traveling for the holidays, but I can make it and send it to her once she gets back.
So many great projects! Love the dog bed as well. I’ve downloaded the pattern and put it together. Just have to wait for the rest of the fabric to arrive so that I can make two beds for my beautiful schnauzers.
So glad you are enjoying our sewing projects! 🙂
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Do you making any stitches to secure the large pieces together other than the outside seams?
We didn’t, but you sure can if you want to reinforce it.
What are the dimensions of the throw?
Hi Paula, the post mentions the dimensions are 44 inches x 60 inches 🙂
I love your blanket with the beautiful white fur. I looked at Shannon Fabrics site but am not sure which one you have used. Please HELP! I want to make one for each of my Granddaughters for their Birthdays this summer.
Thanks ahead of time.
Thanks!! This is the one we used: http://www.shannonfabrics.com/faux-fur/solids/luxury-shag-fur-white
Hi, I like your tutorial. Just wondering…I haven’t seen many things with fur but was wondering how does it wash? I assume gentle cycle, low spin? What do you do with your blanket once it needs washing? Thanks!
Thanks Molly! I’ve had a lot of success washing the faux fur. Cold temp wash, and low temp dry.
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