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« on: December 11, 2007 10:42:52 AM »

This is my first picture/project post, please be kind Tongue

I made this for my grandma because she always gets cold in the movie theater. It's basically a blanket with zippers up the sides and a pocket so she can use it to hold her candy, ticket, water etc.

It looks kinda big in the pictures, but it's really not. BTW She loved it Smiley

Oh and it looks a little wonky because I opened it to show her how to use it and I kind of hastily put it back together.










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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007 10:58:00 AM »

Wow, that's a great idea!  I could see that being a great picnic blanket too, or an airplane blanket since they are being stingy with the blankets these days.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007 01:04:15 PM »

I second that - awesome idea, no wonder she loved it!
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007 01:17:11 PM »

I really love this idea! so shnuggly

Been trying to get my head round how you made this  Smiley - any hints? - Im stumped on how to place the zips on the blanket.
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007 03:50:18 PM »

What a great idea! I could use that in restaurants in the summer time, they always have the air blasting!

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007 04:32:30 PM »

Oh wow...what a great idea and the bag is really cute, too!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007 04:52:00 PM »

A blanket tote!
What a great idea--I'm sure she loved it.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007 04:54:12 PM »

wow i love it!
 i really clever idea.....i could do with one for my uni lectures!
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007 05:04:41 PM »

Great idea! Love it! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007 05:15:51 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Smiley

Bushbaby--Here's a craptastic tute, I hope it makes sense.

Supplies:
Fleece/Cotton etc Blanket (Any size that's not to bulky)
2 9" or 12" Sep. Zippers
Double sided tape
About 3 1/2 yards webbing
scrap fabric for the pocket

Take your fleece (I cheated and bought a fleece blanket, the kind in the kits that come in two)
Take the sides and fold them in so you have one long rectangle. Take the ends and fold them towards the middle, then fold up until you have a closed bottom square. Make sure it's square and even and the size you like. Once that's done take your zippers and tape and place one side on the inside edge of the outside fold (like in the picture) Do the same for the other three sides. There's really no trick to doing this you just have to eyeball it and make sure it's all lined up. Zip it up and make sure everything's good. Now take your webbing and tape arrange it on the bag how you'd like it to go. Measure your square for your pocket. Once everything is all taped and secured undo the blanket completely and sew everything in place! That's it:-)

You really do need tape for this, you'll end up ripping your hair out if you try and use pins.

Oh and someone mentioned picnics, you could easily just sew the webbing/zippers etc to a thin layer of that tent type  material--Right sides together sew, turn and have the main side fleece and the bottom the tent material. So it'll still be fairly thin once it's all folded up. Smiley
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