Learn how to sew a cozy and luxurious faux fur throw blanket with this simple step-by-step tutorial! This gorgeous DIY faux fur blanket would be a wonderful addition to your Fall and Winter home decor.

Luxurious, cozy DIY faux fur blanket tutorial

I love a good, fuzzy blanket and this one is the SOFTEST! I recently made it for our living room refresh this month, and it’s one of my favourite DIY blankets ever.

Luxurious, cozy DIY faux fur blanket tutorial

Making a luxurious faux fur blanket like this isn’t that hard, either. It’s a good project for a beginner seamstress, and all you’ll need is a basic sewing machine (nothing fancy!).

I used this Lux Fur fabric and this Soft Minky fabric from Fabric.com, and purchased 1 1/2 yards of each to make a 47 x 53″ small throw blanket.

Chart with Common Blanket Sizes for Knitting or Sewing

A common throw blanket size is 50 x 60 inches, but you can make your blanket smaller like I did for mine if you want to make it a little more budget friendly. Alternatively, you could make a 36 x 48″ “lapghan” sized blanket or an even smaller blanket for a different look and function. It’s completely up to you!

Watch my YouTube video tutorial below to learn how to make this luxurious DIY faux fur blanket, or follow the instructions below:

Materials:

  • 1 1/2 yards faux fur fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards minky fabric (for the back)
  • needle & thread
  • hard & soft rulers
  • Sharpie
  • stick pins
  • sewing machine

Directions:

Luxurious, cozy DIY faux fur blanket tutorial

Use a measuring tape, hard ruler & Sharpie to make marks on the revers side of the faux fabric to mark how big you want your throw blanket to be. Keep in mind that you’ll be using 1/2″ seam allowances, so the blanket will end up 1″ smaller widthwise and lengthwise.

Luxurious, cozy DIY faux fur blanket tutorial

Cut the fabric to size using sharp fabric scissors. Try to cut only the backing and not the faux fur by carefully sliding your scissors through the fur and taking small, careful snips of the backing.

Luxurious, cozy DIY faux fur blanket tutorial

Lay the faux fur fabric right-side-down onto the minky fabric, right-side-up. Straighten and then pin the fabrics together with stick pins. Cut the minky fabric to the same size as the faux fur fabric.

Luxurious, cozy DIY faux fur blanket tutorial

Keeping the stick pins in place, sew around the perimeter of the fabrics, sewing them together with a 1/2″ seam allowance and a long-length stitch. Leave a 12″ opening and backstitch on either side of it. Cut the corners of the seam allowances on a diagonal to reduce the bulk in the corners of the blanket.

Luxurious, cozy DIY faux fur blanket tutorial  

Turn the blanket right-side-out, and then handstitch the opening shut using a needle and a thread. I like to use an invisible stitch by folding the fabrics towards eachother and catching about a 1/2″ of each fabric from each side as I go along (see the video for the technique). Finish the hand stitching with a tight knot.

Luxurious, cozy DIY faux fur blanket tutorial 

You’ll all done! Enjoy cuddling your extra cozy blanket this season!

Make a Cozy, Luxurious Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Make a Cozy, Luxurious Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Yield: One Throw Blanket
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: 75

Learn how to sew a cozy and luxurious faux fur throw blanket with this simple step-by-step tutorial! This gorgeous DIY faux fur blanket would be a wonderful addition to your Fall and Winter home decor.

Materials

  • 1 1/2 yards faux fur fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards minky fabric (for the back)
  • needle & thread
  • hard & soft rulers
  • Sharpie
  • stick pins

Tools

  • sewing machine

Instructions

    1. Use a measuring tape, hard ruler & Sharpie to make marks on the revers side of the faux fabric to mark how big you want your throw blanket to be. Keep in mind that you’ll be using 1/2″ seam allowances, so the blanket will end up 1″ smaller widthwise and lengthwise.
    2. Cut the fabric to size using sharp fabric scissors. Try to cut only the backing and not the faux fur by carefully sliding your scissors through the fur and taking small, careful snips of the backing.
    3. Lay the faux fur fabric right-side-down onto the minky fabric, right-side-up. Straighten and then pin the fabrics together with stick pins. Cut the minky fabric to the same size as the faux fur fabric.
    4. Keeping the stick pins in place, sew around the perimeter of the fabrics, sewing them together with a 1/2″ seam allowance and a long-length stitch. Leave a 12″ opening and backstitch on either side of it. Cut the corners of the seam allowances on a diagonal to reduce the bulk in the corners of the blanket.
    5. Turn the blanket right-side-out, and then handstitch the opening shut using a needle and a thread. I like to use an invisible stitch by folding the fabrics towards eachother and catching about a 1/2″ of each fabric from each side as I go along (see the video for the technique). Finish the hand stitching with a tight knot.

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