Showing posts with label blanket. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blanket. Show all posts
Monday, 15 July 2019
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DIY Reversible Cotton Flannelette Absorbent Dog Blankets

Elderly Dalmatian dog lying on a flannel blanket and waterproof bed sheet

This post is the second of today's special flannelette DIY double-up, first with a simple single layered flannel blanket and now our reversible double layered blanket . The same techniques can be used on very small pieces of cotton flannelette (or other absorbent material) to make washable reusable cosmetic wipes, "non-paper" towels, etc. or upsized for bigger sheets/blankets. These special blankets were made to be cute and cosy (of course!) but specially sized and created to use as a topper on our senior dog Oli's nightime bedding to help with moisture control.

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DIY Single-Layer Cotton Flannelette Blankets and Dry Cloths

Dalmatian dog wrapped in a grey and white plaid flannel blanket

We've shared our snuggly fleece dog blankets and stylish layered fleece/microflannel blankets, and now here are our comfy cotton flannel (flanelette) blankies. Our cotton flannelettes, unlike our quick dry synthetics, were made to  be cute and cosy (of course!) but also to help soak up moisture as a layer in Oli's bladder leakage bedding and to help get the boys warm and dry after wet winter walkies. Today's post is another special double-up, first with a simple single layered flannel blanket and then a reversible double layered flannel blanket, which I would argue is actually quicker and easier than edging a single layered blanket. The same techniques can be used on very small pieces of cotton flannelette (or other absorbent material) to make washable reusable cosmetic wipes, "non-paper" towels, etc. or upsized for bigger sheets/blankets.

Monday, 8 July 2019
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DIY (Cosy Quick Dry) Layered Dog Blankets with Bound Edges

Dalmatian dog lying down with stacks of cosy plush dog blankets

This is the second part of today's snuggly double post, showing how basic bound edge DIY blankets can be easily adapted to layered blankets and much more. It is winter in our part of the world, and I've been busy replenishing our (ripped, smelly, worn out) dog blankies with lovely new blankets that are easy care and look great around the house. As shared in our previous post, making blankets is an easy DIY and a great way to customise the size, materials, and style of pet (or people) blankets.

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DIY Fleece Blankets (Single Layer) with Basic Bound Edges

 Dalmatian dog wrapped in a fleece blanket with printed dog design

Snuggle up, furfriends! This post continues from last week's share, where we showed the prep work for a custom fleece blanket that can be kept as-is for a ridiculously easy no-sew blanket or fancied up with layers, edging, binding, or other trim. We're adding binding to the edge of our blankets today for an easy but attractive finish on our single layer blankets as well as sharing a special second post showing how to do this in two (or more) layers. 

Monday, 1 July 2019
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Ridiculously Easy DIY No Sew Dog (or Anyone!) Blanket

Polar fleece dog print fabric with measuring tape and scissors

It is mid-winter here in New Zealand and July is typically the coldest month of our year. I'll be sharing some snuggly sewing projects here on the blog including some easy winter warmers for pets (or people). Great for nighttime or camping cuddles for summer folks as well! Buuuut since some of you aren't into sewing, I thought I would start by sharing the absolute easiest way to make a custom-sized blanket. No sewing and almost no work/effort required!