I present to you this cozy free sewing pattern from Copper Creek Patterns!
(Company was formerly called DIBY Club, Do It Better Yourself Club Patterns).
The Free Sewing Pattern
The pattern is called the Billie Wearable Blanket. As the name suggests, it’s large and warm like a blanket, but you can wear it!
It’s easy to sew and sooo comfortable to be in around the house. I love it.
This is a PDF Sewing Pattern that can be downloaded directly from the pattern website and then printed in whatever size(s) you choose. (Not sure what a PDF Pattern is or how to use one? Click HERE to see my in depth post about PDF Sewing Patterns.)
The Billie Wearable Blanket Pattern comes in 5 sizes, XS – XL. It’s very oversized so you just pick a range of sizes to make (I made mine an XS).
The pattern has a short and long hem option. I actually cut mine a few inches shorter than the short length. My height is the intended pattern height, so this did raise the hem just a bit.
It has a large kangaroo pocket in the front to keep your hands warm.
The sleeves are oversized so that you could wear anything underneath to layer. They are designed well as the sleeve is cuffed so that they large hem of the sleeve doesn’t get in the way of your hands.
My fabric didn’t have the stretch the pattern called for. So, I gathered the hem of the sleeve with a basting stitch in order to get the hem smaller and attach it to the cuffs.
You can choose to make it lined or unlined. If lined, the pattern can be made to be reversible.
Cutting out the Blanket
I cut out the pattern using my projector. It doesn’t have a true projector file, but does have a layered A0 pattern. If the lines aren’t thick enough to see well on your projector, you can always run it through a program called PDF Stitcher to thicken up the lines.
(Need more information about projectors? Feel free to message me on my sewing instagram www.instagram.com/sewletsgohobby.)
The pattern itself was simple to sew. There was no video tutorial that I could find, but the instructions were decent. There are graphics to go along with each instruction step.
There’s also a kids sized version of this pattern on the DIBY/Copper Creek Patterns website if you need that too.
I used 2 fleece rolls from Wal Mart which is very soft and warm, but does need to be reinforced on the seams when sewn since the fabric has a tendency to rip when pulled on.
The pattern has options to be lined or not. I chose not to line my wearable blanket since this fabric was already warm enough with one layer.
Other great choices for this pattern are no pill fleece, lush fleece, flannel, sweatshirt materials, and sweater knits.
Where to Find this Free Pattern
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This pattern is fabulous to sew for yourself or as gifts for loved ones. It’s nice that you don’t need to know the exact size of your model to make this since it’s so oversized.
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Until next time, Happy Sewing!