A small-ish blanket is slashed along one side, so it can be worn around the shoulders like a wrap. I have one in my classroom, a classroom blankie, that is available for students who are cold. One of the high school teachers has borrowed it on occasion when she has been particularly cold. Aha! An idea was born...
- 1 1/3 yards of polar-type fleece (58-60" wide)
- coordinating thread
- 3" of grosgrain or other woven, sturdy ribbon/trim (for a hang-up hook)
Cut off the selvage edges of the fleece (leaving it at least 55" wide), and straighten it up to 48" in length.
Fold the fabric in half and slice 24" (halfway) along the width.
For reinforcement, I sew a narrow zig-zag stitch along the opening where the blanket will go around the neck.
I also have sewn a short section of cotton grosgrain-type ribbon along the back neck area, so the blankie can be hung on a hook in my classroom (this step is optional).
I have been waiting to add a picture of the recipients wearing their blankies, but a week has gone by and I haven't gotten to it. Better to post now than keep waiting on my ability to get two teachers, two blanket-wraps and a camera together in the same room.