Love poms? You can make your own pom pom blanket using some basic fleece fabric and your favorite trim / notion. A super easy, and comfortably soft blanket, perfect for adorning your couch all Fall / Winter long!
Or better yet – make TWO. One for you, and one for a child in need!
This post is to help promote Project Linus, an organization that donates handmade blankets to children in need. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.
The Project Linus mission is to “provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.””
The story of Luke:
“Luke was the third addition to our growing family of all boys. He was in a hurry to get here and came at 37 weeks and only weighed 6lbs. 6oz. And that is the way Luke lived his short 23 months on this earth…always in a hurry…..always on the run with the cutest little strut you have ever seen. When he was not quite a year old, Luke attached himself to a blue blanket I had made him. He would curl up on my chest and suck his thumb and stroke his blanket with his little fingers. It was precious. He would cry and scream every time the blanket had to be washed….he would take it with him everywhere he went. It was a good friend and comforter for him. It was only too fitting that after Luke passed we decided to start a blanket drive in his memory. We are now in the 5th year of the blanket drive and every year more blankets get donated. Last year we received over 200 blankets! We are so grateful for everyone who participates each year and hope that we can keep getting more blankets so we can help those in need! “
How can YOU donate a blanket?
Mail your blankets to:
ATTN: Project Linus
Chubbuck, ID 83202
Keep in mind, all blankets donated must be handmade!
Pom Pom Blanket DIY.
- 2 yards fleece fabric
- 3 yds each of various pom pom trim
- Basic sewing essentials
Step One – Fold all outer edges of your fleece 1″ under and pin. Sew around to create a faux blanket binding.
Step Two – Make sure your pom pom trim is not twisted, and pin in your desired pattern on top of the right side of the blanket. Sew directly on, being careful not to let the poms get stuck underneath your foot when sewing. Repeat for different shades of pom pom colors until you achieve your desired blanket design.
And you are finished!
It is an easy two steps, but don’t let that fool you! Sew nice and slowly, and be careful not to get your fingers while you sew! Those poms can be tricky, trying to maneuver them out of the way of your sewing foot :).
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…