Braided fleece throw?
I want to make a fleece throw with a braided edge.
My questions is I want to make the throw with two pieces of fleece for the throw, can I do the braiding with two pieces of fabric?
Hope someone can answer this today, need to make for Christmas gift.
Here are the instructions.
Looped (or optional Braided Finish) (Mary Ann Overturf)
Cut out 3" squares from each corner of fleece after removing the selvedge edges.
Place a strip of masking tape 3" from the edge of the fleece on all four sides. Turn up the edge of the fleece to meet the masking tape. Pin & sew the raw edge using a zigzag stitch. Cut the fringe in 1/2" strips stopping the cut 1/4" from the stitching.
Optional: After cutting the loops, make a braided edge by "finger crocheting" one loop through the next loop. Go all the way around the blanket using a large crochet hook to pull the loops through. Tuck the last loop into the first one and hand stitch to anchor.
Another option for the Looped Finish is to sew a 3" piece of contrasting or coordinating fleece to each end of the blanket. Fold in half, sew down with a zigzag stitch and cut the loops as above