The first step is prepping your fleece. I've made them using both fleece yardage and store bought finished blankets. The choice is yours. I'm not a huge fan of all the fringe hanging around the edges, but lots of kids love to tie the knots. Again, choice is yours, but I just sewed a traditional seam around the border with right sides together, leaving an opening to turn it right side out. After closing the hole with some quick hand stitching, I topstitched the seam with a large, wide zig-zag stitch.
|Iron-on Vinyl on Satin|
I know your dancer would love one, and with so many printed fleece patterns out there you're sure to find one in their team colors! Happy sewing!
|Layered Satin...Heat n' Bond Ultra Hold|
|Layered Satin using Heat n' Bond Ultra Hold|
|Single Layer of Satin...Allows the Fleece to Puff Up Through the Cut!|