I get it. Everyone on the face of the planet has made one of these. Well, you can finally count me in. In my search for calendar fabric, my daughter spotted the mounds of fleece just begging a young child to oooh and ahhh over.
Admittedly, I was sold too. It was 30% off at Hobby Lobby, and she finally picked out a print that wasn’t too light to get dirty, but not too dark to show off Nemesis hair. I can’t STAND Nemesis hair.
I wanted 2 yards of each fleece, but the print only had a yard and 24 inches. Ehhh…it would have to do. Because of how the fringes line up, you must cut a 5 inch square out of each corner.
This is where I stopped following directions. You can’t really go wrong on this one, right? You’re supposed to measure every one inch and cut strips the depth of the square. Again…ehhh.
I did the ol’ “cut and eyeball” method. It seemed to work out well, and it didn’t stress me out by measuring everything perfectly. Fleece is very forgiving, so I figured it would be alright.
While cutting the strips, I grabbed the cutest little pair of 8-year old hands I could find. I cut, she tied. Seriously, I could kiss on those little fingers all day.
When I was done, I wrapped that same little 8-year old up in her new blanket and quickly realized that I wanted one for myself. A blanket…not another 8-year old.
Maybe you didn’t need a tutorial because—again—I’m one of the last people on the planet to make one of these. However, I’m guessing Kim Kardashian hasn’t made one. Oh! And Donald Trump. No way he’s made one. So…just in case they read my blog (and I’m so sure they do), they’ll have a fleece tutorial waiting for them.