Wonderful ideas for warm blankets, snuggles, coats, cloaks, and robes!
With all the heavy snow and ice we’ve had the last few winters, these warm covers will be very useful.
Since most of them are made with fleece fabric, they are easy to cut and sew, and the edges do not need to be finished because they don’t fray.
If you wish to make these gifts more interesting, you can add appliques or a colorful blanket stitch around the edges.
And to make them really warm, you can use 2 layers of fleece. Keep a quillow in your car for emergencies.
Lots more ideas for gifts to keep warm here.
Warm Covers to Wear
Using Simplicity pattern number 9887, I have made several fleece cloaks. Buy the fleece when it is on sale – or after Christmas when the prices are really reduced.
All the sewing required are the two side seams, and attaching the hood. Using fleece, there are no edges to be finished and no hem needed. And they are nice and warm!
To make an easy cloak cut a rectangle from fleece, sew a casing across the neck edge and feed a cord through the casing. To keep the cord from slipping out, tie knots in the ends or sew across the cord in the center back.
Fur and Suede Winter Cloak
Stitch a fur and suede winter cloak to wear for fun and warmth.
An easy pattern for a fitted cloak, this requires sewing a few straight seams.
Easy no-sew fleece cape to make for all the ladies and young ladies on your gift list.
Warm Covers – Cozy Robes
Tee Shirt Pattern into a Robe
Use a tee shirt pattern to make a robe by following an easy tutorial. Cut from fleece fabric for extra warmth.
Instant Cozy Kimono Robe from Blanket
Use a fleece blanket to make this instant cozy kimono robe from a blanket.
Warm Covers – Ponchos
Make this fleece poncho in several sizes to fit all the young ladies you will be gifting.
No Sew Fleece Poncho
This no sew fleece poncho is very quick to make. Just cut an opening in the middle of a square. It takes a little longer if you decide to cut fringe around it.
Here’s a great idea – 2 ponchos in one. Stitch 2 pieces of flannel or fleece fabric together to make a reversible poncho.This poncho should be twice as warm!
Warm Covers – Snugglies and Blankets
The snuglet is all the rage this year, and quite simply, it is a blanket with holes cut in it for your arms, and then sleeves added. There are only 2 seams, for the armholes, and no edges to finish.
Use 2 fleece throws to sew a homemade Snug-EEE. Find the throws on sale and save a lot.
Methods for Finishing a Fleece Blanket
Scroll down to find many different ways of finishing a fleece blanket.
Make a Warm Fleece Blanket
Use 2 layers of fleece with a layer of batting between them to make a nice warm fleece blanket.
Fleece Tie Blanket
For a fleece tie blanket, you basically use two layers of fleece and tie the edges together with the fringe on them. Double layered fleece should be nice and warm!
New Way to Tie Fleece Blankets
Here’s another way to tie a fleece blanket around the edges so it doesn’t need to be sewed.
Create a fleece quillow by sewing a pocket onto a fleece blanket, to fold the blanket into. A nice way to store the blanket, or it can be used as a pillow.
Stitch a quillow pack using fleece fabric for an easy way to carry your warm fleece blanket with you, or to use as a pillow.
Fleece Applique Throw
Applique fleece shapes using scraps of fleece to make a colorful fleece applique throw. Great gift idea for an older person.
Faux Fur Blanket
Use faux fur on one side and fleece on the other to make a soft, warm, snuggly faux fur blanket.
Make warm covers for everyone on your gift list this year!