inspired by comfort

Monday, September 27, 2010

We arrived early this morning from Ohio, fresh off a four and a half hour flight that put us in San Francisco with enough time to enjoy a full hot day in the Bay Area. We took a red eye Friday night and for both flights, I enjoyed the little comfort of my neck pillow but shivered in my seat, wishing we were still in the days of free blankets and pillows on flights.

When we landed in SFO, I looked up "diy fleece blanket" because that was the last cold flight I am going to take. I had a clue about the blueprint, but I wanted to find my inspiration, beyond the cold flights. Instructables explains the steps to creating a no sew fleece blanket.

A cozy blanket for the dorm room on

As soon as we landed, I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics to pick out a fleece combination that I like ... pink and flamingos.

I cut the fabric 45 inches by 55 inches to keep it small for traveling. The tassels were cut 5 inches long with a 5 by 5 inch square cut from each corner.

How awesome does this look once you spend the time tying all of the knots around the blanket?

But that isn't enough. I had to figure out a way to make this a package that included my neck pillow and eye cover. I cut two pieces of fleece 43 inches long, 3 inches wide and sewed the edges (there goes the broken 'no sew' promise). I measured 7 inches from the blanket's edge and sewed the long piece to the blanket.

Tied up and ready for a long flight to Greece in a couple of weeks!


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