With the arrival of winter, the commercials continue to hit our televisions for the latest fashions to keep us warm at home. The days of simply covering up with a blanket or wearing sweatshirts seems to be at an end. Instead of sending your 19.95 to the television infomercial, you may want to consider making your own. If you choose to make your own around-the-house winter wear, you have full control of the color and pattern you are getting, and doing this doesn’t take much time at all. All you need is a little desire and an ounce of creativity and you will have a wonderful story to share with your friends and family, while saving a phone call and saying no to the endless upsells that will be hurled your way.
To make your very own wearable blanket, like you see advertised on television, you will need the following materials:
1. Warm and thick Fabric of your own choosing – get the pattern or color you like, not being forced to choose from the limited colors they try to sell you on tv. You want to talk to the fabric store clerk to be sure you get enough fabric to cover you front and back. You will want to get one sheet of fabric for the front, and one for the back, as we will simply be sewing the sheets together quickly and simply.
2. You have a choice of doing the sewing by hand or by machine (if you have one). You will need a needle and some thread to do the sewing with.
3. Lastly, you may want some elastic for sewing around the wrist areas, this is optional.
With materials laid out in front of you, follow these steps:
1. Sew the top of the two fabrics together, leaving room enough to put your head through.
2. Try on the fabric, with your head through the neck hole you have made… notice how it fits, and exactly where you want to sew the bottom of each arm at.
3. Sew the bottom of the arms at the positions you marked in step 2.
4. Try the fabric on again, this time focusing on where you want to sew around the sides of the body of the garment.
5. Sew the sides of the body of the garment, as you marked in step 4.
6. Cut the extra material off of the garment body.
7. Attach the elastic to the wrist holes of the garment if desired.
8. Any extra material can be attached to the garment as pockets – as deep as you desire.
This is a very simple way of creating your own unique winter wear for around the house. You will save a phone call, a credit card charge, and highly inflated shipping charges. All the while, you will gain from enjoying a fun project, with a sense of accomplishment at the end. Enjoy your personalized winter wear, and stay warm out there.