Thursday, March 18, 2010

No Sew Fleece Mickey Mouse Blanket

Pin It now! We are going to Disneyland in 18 days! Dave and Dawson have never been before (well, Dave went to Hong Kong Disney, but he's never been to Disneyland in Anaheim, California) and we are all really excited about the trip! A few months ago when I started planning our trip I started to develop a major obsession for Mickey Mouse. I have always loved everything Disney, I buy Disney movies as soon as they come out, even if I haven't seen them before, but I wouldn't say I have ever been obsessed with Disney...until now. It's not all things Disney that I'm obsessed with, like I mentioned before it's this cute little Mouse that has me hooked! I decided that I wanted to make Dawson a Mickey Mouse blanket that he can use while we are staying in the hotel at Disneyland. (I bought him some cute Mickey Mouse pj's, too, I can't wait for him to wear them!)

Anyway, about the blanket, I have never made a blanket before so I wanted to start out with something simple. I went to Jo-Ann's and picked out the 2 pieces of fleece that I wanted. I got 4 yards total, 2 yards of Mickey and 2 yards of red.


Then I trimmed the edges that needed to be trimmed...


Next I laid the 2 pieces of fleece on top of each other. One side of the fleece is a little fuzzier than the other side, I made sure the fuzzier side of each piece was facing each other and then I trimmed what I needed to, to make sure they were the same size. I forgot to take a picture of this step, but I think it's simple enough.

Then I cut a piece of paper into a 5 inch square, and I used that paper as my guide to cut all 4 corners off both pieces of fleece.


Then I lined my yard stick up to use as a guide so I would know where to stop cutting. One end was lined up with one of the corners that I had just cut out...


And I used my measuring tape to make sure that I had my yard stick lined up straight on the other end of it.


Then I started cutting my strips, I tried to make them each about 1 inch wide, but I was just eyeing it, it would have taken FOREVER to measure before I cut each strip.


After they were all cut I tied each strip together. (A Mickey strip to a red strip) And I forgot to take a picture of this step, too. Oops!

Here is the finished product... the Mickey side...


And the other side...


It is so soft and comfy, I love it and Dawson thinks it's pretty neat, too.

16 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I need to make one of these with Curious George! It looks great!

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danita said...

that is beautiful! i would never have the patience to cut all those strips! you go!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

So that's how my girlfriend makes those! I love it and now I'm totally going to do it. Have fun with the mad mouse!!!!

Lots of SITS love heading your way. Be back soon!

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
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Ms. Sarah said...

Thats awesome. I need to do some for the kids.

Brassy Apple said...

darling! love those no sew blankets! :)

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A 2 Z said...

That blanket is so cute! I like the title of your blog. My whole house was a playhouse. People would come and visit me and did not recognize it. The secret is that I loved to play as much as my kids. Now that they are older everything is in the basement. My girls say that they want to keep it all until they have kids of their own. You should see my basement: its a freaking toy store.
passing by from sits! Take care! Hope your hubby comes back home soon. Mine was not in the army but would leave on these work contract overseas for years at a time. So I understand...

Anne-Marie

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The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Aren't these nice - my grandma made one for each of my kids. I just made a no sew fleece baby poncho like this for my baby. Have a great trip! :)

LisaDay said...

Impressive. Particularly as you have to cut straight. Have a great time visiting the mouse.

Fellow Disney fan,
LisaDay

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Waterdreamer said...

WOW those are so cute! I'm so going to the store to get some fabric!

Christina said...

I have wanted to make one of these for so long! It's really frustrating not being able to get something like that when I "need" it. Oh well. Yours turned out SO cute! I am really excited for your trip. :)

tds said...

Stopping by from SITS--very cute blanket! My 4 yr old boy is all about Mickey & Minnie Mouse right now & he'd LOVE that!

Masala Chica said...

i love it! I am not crafty - but that is great :-)

jennwa said...

I love fleece blankets. They are so so comfy and easy to make.

Christine said...

I am so going to do this! Thanks for directions! My daughter needs a new blanket and this is a great idea!