Plush Faux Fur Zebra Blanket

A few weekends ago, my daughter and I went to the fabric store and I purchased zebra print plush faux fur for my nephew. He’d seen a cow print faux fur blanket that I’d made for my daughter about a month ago. He liked it so much that I told him, I’d make one for him. Since they were sold out of the cow print fur, I sent a few alternative options to my brother. My nephew chose the zebra print. I used a walking foot on my domestic sewing machine (Brother Deisgnio) and I didn’t have any issues sewing the blanket, even though it was bulky. In total, it took me about an hour to complete. For small projects, such as this, I didn’t have any issues. However, I would not make a habit of using my domestic sewing machine for bulky fabric. Since the machine isn’t designed for that. Later this year, I’ll be buying a Juki DU-118N Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine.

Last evening, my brother texted me the above picture and said, “Your nephew loves his blanket. When he’s downstairs playing video games, he has this blanket wrapped around him, and when he’s sleeping, it’s on his bed. Their home isn’t cold. My nephew just loves how soft it is. Since I self-lined the fabric in the same faux fur, this blanket is heavy. I’m tempted to make one for myself since I do enjoy sleeping under heavy covers. Yes, even when it’s warm outside.

In other news…

I talked to my father this evening and he said that they are calling for 4-8” of snow in our area tomorrow night. I haven’t been paying attention to the weather, however, I’m hoping we receive snow. My co-workers don’t share my enthusiasm.


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