If you recently stocked up on flannel I've got some projects for you! I've found 35 things to sew with flannel. Even if you're a beginner there are sewing tutorials you'll be able to sew.
What is flannel?
Flannel is a soft, medium-weight cotton, wool or synthetic fabric that has a napped (fuzzy) finish. The napped finish comes from brushing and from the loosely spun weave.
Flannel is usually seen as a soft, warm fabric for winter. But it's not exclusively used in winter!
Should you wash flannel before cutting?
Yes. Generally you want to wash all your fabrics before cutting into them. If a fabric is likely to shrink a lot I'd wash a couple times. It's better to have it shrink before you cut into it than after.
Wash on warm and dry as you normally would once the project is complete. It will likely need to be pressed with an iron before you cut.
How do you prevent flannel from fraying on the edges?
Flannel can fray a lot when it's washed. Most things to sew with flannel will need you to finish the edges so it doesn't fray too much and have seams come apart. There are several ways to finish your edges.
- Use pinking shears on your seam allowance (after you sew).
- Sew a zigzag stitch on your edges after you sew.
- Use your serger to serge the edges.
Things to Sew with Flannel
There are dozens and dozens of different things to sew with flannel. The most common are:
- Baby blankets
But that's not all! Check out all these great tutorials below.