At our home, we like cozy!
Snuggling on the couch, blankets and throws, fuzzy bathrobes and thick soft socks.
And boy oh boy, have we needed them lately....it has been COLD!
Poor Little DIY...we have had to pile blanket after blanket on her bed to keep her warm at night. Her room is very chilly. When we repainted her room, her old quilt didn't match anymore. She's been using an old comforter of mine that I used...in college!! I'm totally serious! While it is cozy, the outdated mini rosebud print didn't match anything in her room.
I had a plan...I wanted to find a flannel sheet and reuse the old comforter, sandwiching it between the flannel sheet and something on top.
When I found this XL Twin size super soft and fluffy blanket, at Target, I knew it was perfect. Can you believe the very same day I found a king size flannel sheet in turquoise too? I love when a project comes together!
Everything got washed and dried first.
Then I brought in two leaves to open up my dining table and got to work. The first step was laying the layers out on top of each other to see what needed to be trimmed off. I knew the king size sheet would need to be trimmed down for sure her bed is a twin. And I did need to trim the blanket down on one end a little.
Then it took my befuddled mind a little while to figure out how to sew this thing together, lol! I am a very amateur seamstress!! I knew I wanted to sew right sides together, and then turn it inside out. I finally decided to sew the sheet to the comforter and treat that as one piece. While it was opened on the table, I pinned it all the way around the edges so it wouldn't shift while I was sewing it. And then I sewed the sheet to the comforter, all the way around.
Next, I pinned the blanket on top of the sheet, right sides together, because I wanted those two to be showing when I turned it inside out. I left about a two foot gap along one edge for turning. And I sewed those together.
Once it was completely sewn, I clipped all my corners to remove the bulk, being careful not to cut into the seams.
Then I flipped it inside out, which was very easy to do because my hole was so large. I made sure my corners were nice and then I hand-sewed the gap closed.
I am THRILLED with how it turned out!! It is heavy and soft and very, very warm and cozy!! And it was surprisingly easy to do. When Little DIY came home from school and saw it on her bed, she squealed and was so excited!! She hasn't needed any more blankets on her bed at night. This one is enough!!
I am so glad I could save money by reusing my old comforter and remaking it into a better one!!
Do you want to know how much I spent on this project? Are you ready?.....
That's right, the flannel sheet from Goodwill was $3.99 (it would have been less but it was a king size...and now I have leftovers to make her a pillowcase)...
and the soft and cozy XL Twin blanket from Target was $22.99!
There is no way I could have bought a new comforter for her room for less than that. This was a thrifty project that is keeping my sweet girl warm and cozy on chilly winter nights! Plus it looks adorable in her room and she loves it.
If you enjoyed this post, you might want to see some of these other projects we've done in my daughter's room:
|Chevron Striped Nightstand|
|Easy Pom Pom Garland|
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