I was waiting in line at the cutting counter of my local Joann store a while back and the lady in front of me had the cutest teal llama fleece. When she was done with her cut there was only a little left on the bolt and I couldn’t resist. I snagged it all and made myself a fleecy throw. My son has dubbed it the “Mama Llama Blanket” and I just love it!
This is a crazy simple project. You can make your blanket any size you like. My fabric was 59″ wide and I had just an inch or two shy of two yards, so I ended up with a blanket roughly 5′ x 6′.
To make it, I trimmed off the selvedge edges of the fabric then traced around a small plate to round all four corners. I used most of three packages of extra wide bias tape to finish the edges. I used Wonder Clips (one of my absolute favorite sewing notions) to hold the tape in place and just zigged zagged it all the way around. Easy peasy!
The throw migrates back and forth between the recliner in the living room and the back of my desk chair depending on how cold it is in the house, and those silly llamas never fail to make me smile. With winter fleece on sale in most stores right now, it’s the perfect time to make a blanket of your own!