Making a Coat Out of a Blanket

January 25, 2011

I am looking for a jacket pattern using woven throws or blankets.

By Penny Perorazio



March 27, 20110 found this helpful
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1. Lay the blanket on a flat surface. Cut out two pieces of fleece that are each as wide as the widest part of your torso and long enough to reach from your collar bone to your hips.

2. Lay the two pieces directly on top of each other. Sew up the long sides of the fabric, leaving the top 6 inches of each side open for the armholes. Cut a "J" shape from each armhole to allow for more room for the shoulders.

3. Sew the top of the jacket together, leaving 6 inches open in the middle for the collar. Cut out a semi-circle at the front of the collar to make more room for the neck.

4. Cut the front of the jacket open all the way down the middle. Start at the middle of the collar and end at the bottom of the jacket.

5. Fold under the collar and the bottom of the jacket 1/4 inch. Sew the folds in place, tucking the raw edge of the fabric under as you sew.

6. Sew a zipper into the front opening of the jacket or use big buttons and make button holes on the other side, or even just make a belt and tie it together.

7. Cut out two pieces of fleece that are each 12 inches wide and long enough to reach from your shoulder to your wrist. Round off one of the shorter edges of each piece. These will form the sleeves.

8. Fold one sleeve piece in half, bringing the longer sides together. Sew the long sides together (opposite the fold).

9. Sew the curved end of the sleeve to the armhole in the jacket, with the middle of the curve at the top. Repeat this process with the second sleeve.

10. Fold the sleeve openings under 1/4 inch and iron the folds in place. Fold the fabric under 1/4 inch again and sew the fold into place. Turn the jacket right side out.

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December 24, 2014

I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of the process? I am 15 and love to sew, but I kinda need some pictures. I hope to hear from you soon! :)

By Katie S.


December 24, 20141 found this helpful

Go to Pinterest and search "blanket coats". There are make pictures, ideas and DIY patterns to try.

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November 19, 20170 found this helpful

McCall's Crafts Pattern 6868

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December 16, 2012

I saw a lady today wearing a great looking coat made from an inexpensive, woven, fringed, throw-blanket. It did not have buttons and the fringe ran down the front, around the bottom, and around the collar. It looked pretty simple, but I could sure use some instructions or a pattern. Can anyone help me? (I am not talking about fleece.)

By Terri


December 16, 20120 found this helpful

My guess is it would take two throws to make this the way you describe it. I think you would need to have a throw with an all over design, not just a centered design. Google the topic and see what you can come up with. Also look at patterns in the pattern books at fabric stores.

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January 25, 2011

I would like to sew a jacket using a blanket throw. I saw it done some years back, but can't remember the details. Does anyone have instructions or can you refer me to a pattern?Thank you.

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December 16, 2010

I would like to know how to make a jacket out of throws.

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September 12, 2010

I need instructions for making a jacket from a throw blanket.

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