Teen Spirit Bleacher Blanket
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Teen Spirit Bleacher Blanket

Prepare for those crisp, cool nights spent at football games with some of the newest trends in DIY fashion such as this amazing bleacher blanket. 

Designed by the Michaels Design Studio.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Crafty Cuts™, Cotton – Black (2 Yards)
  • Bandanas – Black (2) and Red Paisley (2)
  • Blumenthal Lansing Company® Buttons – Black and White
  • Floss – Red and Black
  • Needle with Large Eye
  • Hirschberg® Iron-Ons – Varisity U Cheer and Varsity U Cheerleader
  • Hirschberg® Transformations – Alphabet Letters
  • Hobbs Polydown® Bonded Quilt Batting
  • Sewing Machine
  • Straight Pins
  • Scissors
  • Iron

Project Instructions

Step 1
Following directions on the package, iron on your desired appliques to black bandanas, being careful to not get close to edge where it will be sewn.

Step 2
With fronts together, sew red and black bandana together.

Step 3
Sew second set of red and black bandanas together.

Step 4
With opposite colors next to each other, sew both pieces together to create your square.

Step 5
Press black backing fabric.

Step 6
Cut batting to fit the sewn together piece.

Step 7
Place batting between right sides of fabric and sewn bandana, like a sandwich.

Step 8
Stitch all three pieces together, leaving a 12" opening to turn the piece.

Step 9
Trim edges and turn right side out. Press lightly if needed, being careful to stay away from your appliques. With floss, stitch your opening closed with whipstitch.

Step 10
Use large-eyed needle and floss to make ties where desired on blanket.

Step 11
Stack buttons together and sew in center of blanket as shown.