20 June 2014

12 Cosy Crafts with a Vintage Blanket

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By Design Sponge

Take the boring out of blanket and recycle these fleecies to make some wrap your arms around it crafts.  You can find the vintage kind readily at vintage stores or op shops.  I look for the pure wool ones with the nice labels that my grandmother used to layer on our beds.  These blankets were designed to last, did not pill and often came with a smooth silk binding.  Try some cool color creations by cutting blocks from different blankets and joining them together to make a one of a kind cozy throw.  Stay tuned for my tutorial coming soon!  Find an idea or two here to inspire you and make your own :

1.  Drop dead gorgeous blanket toys by Maud + Mary Jane

2.  Snuggle up with these wooly cushions

3. From blanket to coat using a commercial pattern

4.  Heartworkz tutorial for a cute, heirloom vintage pram blanket

5.  Use a vintage blanket to make a poncho for littlies using this cute PDF pattern

6.  Die to buy these applique blanket cushions from Aunty Magpie

7.  Sweet Birdy Love makes these gorgeous applique pictures on pieces of blanket.  How cute can you get!

8.  Keep warm with a woollen beanie for your mini me by Zaranne Handmade

9.  A bag essential using a blanket and an Amy Butler pattern by Wife-Made

10.  Of course, hearts by Vintage Welsh Textiles !

11.  Think blankets, think slippers!  Make these from Sew Green !

12.  OMG, more hearts to melt yours from Shabby Polka Dots !

Hope you liked this little list of layers and ways to use your old blankets.  Snuggle up! 

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