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Super Easy Sewn Blanket for Beginners

Looking for a quick sewing project that packs a colorful punch? Our new Super Easy Sewn Blanket for Beginners is it! Based on our always-popular knitted Super Easy Blanket, this sewn version captures the same modern elegance in six simple stripes.

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Everything you need to get started is neatly packaged in our new Super Easy Sewn Blanket for Beginners kit! Most importantly, you’ll find a full-color instructional booklet, which walks you through every step of the blanket-making process, from simple rotary cutting and piecing to pin basting and machine stitching. So even if you’re new to sewing, this blanket stays true to its name: super easy!

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The Super Easy Sewn Blanket for Beginners kit comes in six beautiful colorways, shown clockwise above: Atmosphere, Orangesicle, Sprout, Sunny Day, Cameo and Macaron, and includes these materials to make one 40 x 44-inch blanket…

  • Fabric for the Blanket Top: six ¼-yard pieces of solid colored fabrics in six colors
  • Fabric for the Backing: one 1 ½-yard piece of Kona Cotton in Natural
  • Wool batting
  • A spool of 100% cotton thread
  • A hand sewing needle
  • Curved basting pin
  • Two Shout “Color Catchers” for prewashing bright colors
  • A full-color Super Easy Sewn Blanket pattern

We also recommend the following tools for precise cuts and easy seams . . .

Happy (super easy) sewing! - Corinne

P.S. To view all of our Super Easy Blankets, just click here!

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26 Responses to Super Easy Sewn Blanket for Beginners


  1. Judith says:

    Will you have the instructions available separately, either free on the site or for purchase? I would love to make this but would like to use a different color scheme.

    • Molly from the Purl Bee says:

      Hi Judith-

      Thanks for getting in touch about this. Currently the pattern is only available as part of the kit but we might make it available on its own in the future, so it’s nice to hear from you that you’d be interested.

      Best-

      Molly

      • Adrienne says:

        I second that! Would also be interested in purchasing the instructions separately to use different fabrics. :)

  2. Rachel says:

    Can I buy a second kit without the pattern… Fabric only?

    • Molly from the Purl Bee says:

      We would be happy to put together the fabrics for you separately. Please email customerservice AT purlsoho DOT com and they can get it together for you.

      Best-

      Molly

  3. sandra says:

    Usually projects on Purl Bee come with the instructions and then this was often supplemented by the kit purchase, if desired.
    With this project, it seems it is only available if we purchase the kit.
    So it’s really not a Purl Bee project, but just another selling site.
    In the past, Purl Bee projects rarely required the purchase of a pattern (I recall the Liberty robe was an exception) or a kit.
    Is this to be the new approach for the revamped Purl Bee…I hope not.

    • Molly from the Purl Bee says:

      Dear Sandra-

      Thank you for getting in touch about this. We will always offer lots of free patterns and projects on the Purl Bee (in fact, the next two posts are both free pattens!), but in recent years we have been offering some paid patterns and full kits like the one featured here. In order to continue to give our readers high quality, free patterns, we have found that we occasionally need to charge for some of our content. We hope you understand!
      We do hear you… Please rest assured that we are committed to the Purl Bee remaining an inclusive and inspiring place!
      Best-
      Molly

  4. Anna says:

    Agreed with Sandra above…I have been checking the site daily to see if there would be new projects coming up after the make-over…and was disappointed to see this. It would indeed be super sad to see the purlbee being turned into an outlet for the shop…please don’t turn this into a commercial endeavour!

    • Molly from the Purl Bee says:

      Dear Anna-

      Thank you for getting in touch about this. We will always offer lots of free patterns and projects on the Purl Bee (in fact, the next two posts are both free pattens!), but in recent years we have been offering some paid patterns and full kits like the one featured here. In order to continue to give our readers high quality, free patterns, we have found that we occasionally need to charge for some of our content. We hope you understand!
      We do hear you… Please rest assured that we are committed to the Purl Bee remaining an inclusive and inspiring place!
      Best-
      Molly

  5. Jillian says:

    How do we see the pattern? They are usually available for free on Purl Bee…

  6. Sadie says:

    Is this a pattern for hand sewing or machine?

    • Molly from the Purl Bee says:

      Hi Sadie-

      This pattern uses a machine.

      Thanks for your question!

      Molly

  7. Kate says:

    This blanket is adorable…I can’t wait to try it! How heavy is it? Does the pattern come with instructions for making it heavier if needed? I live in MN and would make a thick one for me, but my sister lives in TX and wouldn’t need that so much. Also, I’m very much a beginner so I don’t feel like I can take too many liberties with patterns yet!

    Thanks!

    • Corinne from the Purl Bee says:

      Hi Kate –
      This is a great question. I am originally from Minnesota myself, so I know just how cold those winters can be!

      The wool batting that comes with the kit is warm and cozy, but also airy and lightweight so as to not be too hot.

      To make the blanket a little warmer, you could replace the cotton backing fabric with the Dorr Mill Wool Yardage as Molly used on her Liberty and Wool Lap Duvet project here. If you do chose this option, please take care to follow the prewashing instructions for the wool, but nothing in the construction of the blanket would change.

      And, If you think your sister would prefer something significantly lighter you could try the cotton Request weight batting, the thinnest batting we have available. Again, the construction of the blanket would be the same, but you would loose some of the wonderful loft the wool batting provides.

      I hope this helps!
      Happy sewing,
      Corinne

  8. NANCY CLOOS BABIN says:

    yikes! can’t get the 7 x2 to work for 14! i would like to know what fabric you are using for the blanket colors and do you have that available separately? you specify Kona for the backing but do not say what fabrics are on the front! thanks, ncb

    • Corinne from the Purl Bee says:

      Hi Nancy!

      This is a great question. Most of the colors on the blanket tops are also Kona Cotton. The yellow in Sprout, the pink in Macaron and the orange in Orangesicle are Michael Miller’s Neon Solids. All of these fabrics are available by the yard at the Purl Soho shop.

      I hope this helps!
      -Corinne

  9. Anna says:

    Great Molly, thanks for responding in such detail…Good to know! :-)

  10. Alice Segura says:

    Corinne, I’ve been reading your site for about 6 months now and I’m totally engaged. The pictures are super, the projects are lively and other than the knitting, crochet and weave part of the site, I love it!! I just don’t K,C or W but you are filling my need for high quality sewing projects. I’ve been sewing way too long and sometimes finding something that stirs the soul is hard. This kit for a beginner quilt is super colorful and easy. I’m not ordering it, not because I don’t like it, but because solid color prints are not my choice. Please keep providing us with beautiful projects to drool over, whether they are free or not. Great, great, great.

  11. Lou Redfeather says:

    Good afternoon:

    Just to let you know how generous I, for one, believe your basic policy is – you give a majority of your kits’ instructions for free; I am surprised by the reacton of people who expect everything to follow this suit

    And you are a commercial enterprise: do these people think your staff lives off of ‘l’amour et l’eau fraiche?’ Let’s assume you all love your work – but it is work nonetheless; you’re not volunteers.

  12. Heather says:

    I can’t figure out something in the directions. At the end, when you do your final top stitching, it says to start 7 inches in, and then every 7 inches until you’re 7 inches from the end. If the blanket is 40″ wide, 40 is not divisible by 7. What am I figuring wrong?! Thanks.

    • Corinne from the Purl Bee says:

      Hi Heather –

      Thank you for writing in! You are absolutely right. This math does not add up.

      For accurate spacing of the tacking stitches, the first pin should be placed 5 inches from the left edge along the seam between Color A and B. Continue to place pins every 7 inches until you reach 5 inches from the other side of the blanket.

      We appreciate your careful reading of the pattern and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be updating the pattern pdf, all of the booklets we have in stock and the sewing errata page here on the blog.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions as you finish your blanket!
      -Corinne

  13. Amy Sullivan says:

    This would have been a good one for a quilt as you go method and just had the batting be sewn in as you went….just a suggestion.
    Amy

  14. Chelle says:

    Just received my box today. Simply lovely. Beautifully packaged and very easy to follow directions. Nice colors, a beautiful contemporary design that is indeed simple but so clean and elegant. A gift to myself but perfect to give others who love to sew beautiful useful things. Thank you.

  15. Robyn says:

    Just started my beautiful quilt blanket…… I’m not a quilter and have a little problem understanding the last step of tacking stitches across each seam. Regarding the long floats between the one inch long tacked seams……do these get trimmed away at the end, or are they part if the quilting design? Is the purpose of the tacking stitches so the layers don’t shift? Won’t the cream colored thread show on the colored side?
    Thank you sooo much for your beautiful patterns. I wish I could make almost ALL of them!

    • Corinne from the Purl Bee says:

      Hi Robyn –
      Thank you for writing in. These are all great questions!

      The long floats do get trimmed in the very last step of the pattern. And yes, you are right, the purpose of the tacking stitches is so that all the layers of the blanket stay together.

      As for the color of the thread, because your tacking stitches are in the seam lines of the Top fabrics, as long as the stitch line is straight they are mostly concealed within the seams. That said, getting a perfectly straight tacking stitch can be challenging, especially for a beginner! I suggest working your tacking stitches on the lighter colored fabrics first as you practice the technique. By the time you work the darker fabrics, you should have a confident hand.

      I hope this all helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions as you finish your blanket!
      -Corinne

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