Faux Fur + Flannel Blanket DIY

Faux Fur + Flannel Blanket DIYMallory created this extra cozy faux fur and flannel blanket for Emma's living room. We're in love with the result. It's super warm and cozy. Here's how you can make your own: 

To make this blanket we got two yards of white faux fur that was 58” wide. The backing we chose is buffalo check flannel, because it’s extra warm and cozy. But it was only 44” wide, so we doubled the yardage to 4. Make sure you hold the fur up on top of the backing to make sure it won’t show through. When you get home re-cut the top and bottom edges straight, because fabric store cutters aren’t always perfectionists. The fur seems a little daunting to cut and sew, but there are a few tips to keep the mess to a minimum.

First, you want to trim the fur off the outside 1/2” all the way around to make your seam allowance less bulky and much easier to sew. Second, keep a spray bottle of water or non-toxic cleaner nearby to spray the fur you cut off.  This will keep the fur from flying around the room when you clean it up. To make the back piece the same width as the fur I cut off two yards of the flannel and seamed the two halves down the middle. Then I trimmed it to the size of the fur, keeping the seam centered. With the fuzzy side of the fur and the good side of the seamed back facing each other, I sewed the two pieces together all the way around leaving an 8” gap on one side. Trim the corners of the seam allowance, getting close to the stitching without cutting into it. Then reach inside the gap and turn the blanket right side out. Make sure the corners are pushed all the way out, then hand sew the hole closed by hand.Faux Fur + Flannel Blanket DIY We hope you have a cozy day! xoxo. 

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  • Oh gosh! The blanket is sooo cute! Thank Goodness it isn’t made from Santa’s beard! Lordy B, my kids would have expired on the very spot they was standing 😉

  • What a super cute sewing project for Christmas! I’m planning to make blankets for my brothers with this material I’ve got and it’s similar to faux fur in the sense that it’s very thick and kind of fluffy. So this tutorial will be very helpful 🙂
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • This is a great idea! I saw some really cute faux fur blankets in a store recently, but I know where I can get some faux fur fabric at an outlet store!

  • My mom made a bunch of these when I was little and we called them fuzzies. My brothers and I loved them! They are perfect for snuggling.

  • This looks super warm! And I love the blakc and white together!


  • So cute! it looks so cozy!



  • OMG! So adorable! Totally going to make this!
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  • This looks so soft and warm, I could do with one of these in the coming weeks!! 🙂

    This is so great, I definitely want to try this out, but we’ll have to see if my husband gets on board 😉

  • Love this idea! CDan’t wait to make one myself and to curl up on the couch wrapped in this…

    xoxo, Femke

  • That looks so simple and cozy. I need that right now. I’m starting Les Miserables and it’s a long boo!


  • Cute, though this would never last in my house with my huge puppy. She loooooves to shred anything ‘fur-like’. This blanket does look super cozy though!

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  • How cozy and perfect! I am all about comfy throws for my living room. Much like house cardigans one never realizes how important they are until they use them then stop. Much like if you wear a hat during the winter and then forget it you miss it terribly!


  • your turquoise couch is super cute!


  • Really great. It looks so warm. Great for winter days. Have a nice day.


  • The main thing I don’t like about furry things is the backing is always scratchy! This is a fab & cozy idea to snuggle up with, and super cute too 🙂

  • SO cute! I love that, but I know that my little chihuahua would love it even MORE! She tends to take over our throw blankets as her own. 🙂


  • Great idea! I’ve been really wanting a furry blanket to lay on our cold leather couches!


  • This is so cool! I love plaid and already have a faux fur throw. This would be a fun way to spice it up.

  • I wouldn’t mind snuggling up on the couch with that cozy blanket and a mug of hot cocoa 🙂


  • Each addition to Emma’s house is lovely! I’m a huge fan of plaid print, and something about it just reminds me of coziness and winter warmth. I definitely want to try out making this for December!


  • oh, this looks so cosy, I’ve been crocheting blankets recently but I’d love the feel of a flannel one too

  • Cute idea!
    This would be super sweet with some of that ultra soft or patterned fun fur the fabric stores tend to get (and go on sale!) in the deep winter. Good to curl up under and read a good book!




  • What a great idea for a Christmas gift. I can’t wait to make one of these for my own living room and possibly a few friends! I am trying to do a DIY Christmas this year.

  • This blanket looks so cozy and warm!

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  • This is super cute!

    Thanks for sharing,

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  • This is so lovely! I am totally thinking of creating my own with a more rustic plaid to match our decor!

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  • This looks like the perfect cosy blanket for film nights. Hopefully I won’t get too much popcorn stuck to it!

  • My mamma made something like this years ago but backed it with fleece – super snuggly.

  • NOT in any relation to your adorable blanket, just a random thing about fur… I saw on the news that sometimes faux fur is actually real fur because it’s cheaper to catch and kill raccoons and use their fur than to make a cheap material. So depressing. Again, not to be one of THOSE comments as that is clearly not raccoon fur neither polar bear fur or Santa Clause’s beard. Just wanted to share some sad news 🙁

  • oh gosh! I love this so much!! Flannel is so warm for chilly nights but the fur is sooo cute! My puppy will love it 🙂

    Thanks for sharing – your tutorials are always fantastic!


    xx Ashleigh

  • One of my favorite blankets is faux fur but I’ve never thought about actually making one. It doesn’t seem too difficult for a sewing beginner like me! Thanks for the idea!

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