Soft and Cozy DIY Throw

Happy Thursday! It's time for this month's Creative Craft blog hop hosted by Sara at Birdz of a Feather. Today I'm sharing a soft DIY throw to keep you warm and cozy. With only three seams to sew, my simple tutorial is easy enough for beginners...

Handmade cozy throw

If you hopped over after visiting Gail from Purple Hues and Me, welcome! Isn't her macrame project lovely? For my DIY throw, I selected the fabric by touch--this heather gray is a jersey cotton knit and is so soft, plus it's lightweight enough to use as we head into spring. I  found it on sale at Hobby Lobby. It was 59" wide and I bought a yard and a half.  To achieve comparable results, I recommend buying similar fabric that you can feel "in person." Ready to make your own? 

Handmade throw

Start by washing the fabric. Next, fold fabric lengthwise right sides together and pin. (Notice, I didn't need to cut the fabric.) Then, stitch the long side and one end together, trim excess seam fabric, and turn right side out. (I used 1/2" seams.) Last, press the throw and stitch (by hand or machine) the open bottom end together. Optional: Hand sew tassels or pom poms at each corner. My finished throw is 32" x 52"--perfect laying across your lap or wrapping around your shoulders! 

DIY soft and cozy throw

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DIY throw

Thanks for stopping by! Next up, is our hostess, Sara and be sure to visit the rest of my creative friends, below: 

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  1. I love this! It looks so soft and cozy. I've been looking for a couple of throws for my guest room and haven't found any I like. Why I didn't think of making them I'll never know. This is the perfect idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Great tip to suggest everyone buy their fabric in person; it's so important to feel and touch to be sure it's just right. Timely tutorial Cecilia! We sure could use a cozy throw right now; we have another winter storm coming, but I love that you can use it in Spring too!

  3. Oh, Cecilia! This fabric looks so soft and cozy I can see why you'd want to make a throw suitable for any time of the year! Adding the adorable tassels is the perfect finishing touch that takes your throw to the next level in decor! Well done!

  4. I love the fact that this is a lightweight throw. My husband always teases me when I cover my legs with a throw during the summer! LOL Great idea, Cecilia.

  5. Your throw is beautiful Cecelia, and I love the tassels...what a clever and easy project, the fabric looks amazing!

  6. I love a light weight throw, it's hard to find one that fits my hotflash season. :). Love the tassels you added to it as well.

  7. The tassels are such a charming touch. And nothing compares to the comfort of a soft throw to cuddle under during the winter.

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  9. I love jersey knit for blankets. This turned out so super cute. It doubles as a blanket and decor! Happy hopping with you!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife


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