For a girl who hated sewing machines...I’m pretty proud of myself this week! I’ve learned to work the thing successfully! Also, I got a little ambitious, and decided to give a t-shirt blanket a try!
It took WAY less time than I expected (about 3 hours), because...well, I’m sure I didn’t do it right! The “kitty tshirt blanket” takes a piece of cardboard (cut into a 15x15 square) from one of those millions of boxes I have stacked in my room from online shopping. Also some fabric scissors, an old comforter (no point in paying for batting when you’ve got a blanket full of it just lying around. Oh, and don’t forget a lot of old tshirts!
The perfect use for the old high school/middle school shirts I’m too old to wear, the weird fitting PacRim shirts, and the ugly gamma shirts! (Yeah I said it. Some of those gamma shirts are not my fav)How to do it:
- Cut out tshirts using your cardboard template. I started with 16 shirts, but changed my mind and added 4 more. (yes you could measure out each one and make them very precise...but I'm not that sorta person!)
- Sew them together! I sewed 4 together in strips, then took those strips and sewed them together to make the entire thing.
- Then took an old comforter, and cut it to the size of my blanket. Flip the tshirts to face the comforter, sew around it (but leave enough space to flip it rightside out! just like making a pillow!)
- And flip it right-side out and sew 'er up!