Walmart is selling fleece throws in packages of 2 for $6. I thought I'd personalize them with fabric letters. This is a no sew project. YAY!
Scraps of fabric
I used the 'Hoedown' font and increased the size to 600pt. You can also print it off and have it increased at a copy store. You'll want to reverse the font. You can do this in Photoshop or your Word program. With this technique, you'll only have to cut the letters out once.
Cut out your fabric pieces and Heat-n-bond for each.
Lay your fabric right side down and iron the Heat-n-bond sheet (sticky side) to the wrong side of the fabric. After you completed this for each letter, lay a piece of carbon paper on the paper side of the Heat-n-bond and then your letter font on top of it. Trace your letter (make sure it's reversed!) Complete this step for each letter.
Cut out each letter.
Pull the paper portion of the Heat-n-bond off of each letter and position on the fleece throw.
Iron on each letter.
This would be a great gift for any occasion. 'Mr. & Mrs.' would be cute for a wedding gift.
Now, I'm all about recycling and I've been collecting wool blankets from thrift stores for years (there will be a pillow DIY coming soon). I thought a wool version of this lap throw would be cute too. The only sewing you need to do for this is the blanket stitch on the edges. I used bulky Cascade wool yarn. I cut the blanket to 50"x60". An easy way to do this is fold the blanket in half, measure and cut off the end. Most blankets are 50" wide. I felted the blankets by washing them in hot water and drying in the dryer. Follow the same steps for the letters above.
I'm thrilled with the results and can't wait to make more!