Fold Away Blanket - Sewing Tutorial

This fun blanket has a pocket on the back so that you can fold it away, making it compact and easy to carry or store when not in use!

Fabric featured -

Botswana Green Craft Cotton Fabric | Dunelm

Ditsy Tulips Blush Craft Cotton Fabric | Dunelm


Sewing level - confident beginner/Intermediate (quilting, applique and bias binding used)

Finished size – 31 x 39.5”

Finish size folded – 11” square

What you’ll need:

12 8.5” squares of fabric

8 contrasting sash fabric strips measuring 2.5 x 8.5”

3 30” sash strips measuring 30” x 2.5”

2 side border strips measuring 2.5” x 41”

2 top and bottom border strips measuring 32” x 2.5”

33x40” Wadding

33x40” backing fabric

145” bias binding

Applique pocket-

1 square of fabric measuring 8.5”

1 square of contrasting fabric for applique shape measuring 8”

2 contrasting border strips measuring 2.5 x 8.5”

2 contrasting border strips measuring 11.5 x 2.5”

Backing fabric measuring 11.5” square

32” webbing for the strap

tools needed:

monstera leaf template (this can be printed online)



fusible adhesive sheet

basting spray (505)

Use ¼” seam allowance unless stated otherwise

1. Sew a strip of contrasting sash fabric right sides together to one square along one side.

2. Press the seam flat. Sew the next square right sides together to the strip. Open and press.

3. Repeat until you have 3 squares sewn to 2 sash strips.

4. Repeat with the remaining squares and sash strips until you have 4 panels.

5. Sew a long sash strip to the bottom edge of the first panel right sides together. Press seam flat.

6. Sew the next p