How to sew a blanket coat for cold winter evenings? They keep you warm while reading, knitting or watching TV. This one has a really simple pattern and it’s really simple to sew. A vintage blanket coat is so trendy!
I found a beautiful blanket (my opinion…) in a charity shop and took it home for a little more than £1. Cheap enough to start an experiment.
Look, this is what I made:
What do you need to sew a blanket coat?
- An old blanket with a nice design
- An open zipper
- Mettler Seralon sewing thread, Mettler Seraflock coverlockthread, Mettler Seralene overlockthread
- stabilizer tape
- Iron on stabilizer
How to start for a blanket coat?
Put a well fitting sweater on the blanket. Check for a symmetrical position on shoulder seams, sleeve cuffs and armpit.
Cut the pattern from the blanket, leaving 1,5 or 2 cm from the outlines. Size depends on what you want to wear under the blanket coat, or the fit of the sweater.
Cut out with 4 magnets 0.5 cm each on the iron scissors. I left a 2 cm space and I will sew with a 1 cm seam allowance.
Lay the cut out pattern piece on the right side of the blanket and cut the other half.
Cut out a neck opening. For the front I cut a width 24 cm and 8 cm high. In the back, I cut a 24 to 3 cm.
Cut the front part open in the center and make rounded corners on top and bottom.
I changed it to a V-shaped neck.
Start to sew the coat.
Iron stabilizer along the sleeve cuffs. I forgot to do so and I think you can see they stretched a little.
Overlock the shoulder seam and the side seam with the BERNINA L 460
Pin the shoulderseams right sides together and sew the seam. If you wish to keep a small seam allowance, you can use Bulky Overlock Foot #12C.
I more like a 1 cm seam allowance and I use open embroidery foot 20.
To make the seam fall flat, I finish it with a coverlock seam. You could use twin needles as well.
This is what the back looks like:
Close side seams and finish in the same way (this is the hardest part of the blanket coat).
Fold over the sleeve cuffs and finish with the coverlock (or twin needles):
Iron the stabilizer tape along the edges:
Finish with the biastape. I like to use Binder Attachment for Pre-Folded Bias Tape #87
Pin the zipper to the front panels:
Sew the zipper with edgestitchfoot 10D.
Finally, the blanket coat is ready:
Yes, I like warm homewear. Let me know in the comments if you wish to make one too? Or do you sew other winter homegarments?