How To Repurpose An Old Blanket Into A New One

How To Repurpose An Old Blanket Into A New One | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Canary Phan via YouTube


If your blanket is too old or thin for you, think twice before you consider throwing it out, and try this sewing project by Canary Phan on YouTube on your blanket instead. This way you’ll never have any blankets go to waste, plus, you can also do this technique for your mattress and carpet. Learn how to sew this now by reading the instructions written down below and watch the video tutorial as well for more details.



  • An old blanket
  • A bunch of fabric scraps
  • Fabric, for binding
  • Ruler or template
  • Marking pen, pencil, or chalk
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and a cutting mat
  • Needle and thread
  • Fabric pins
  • Sewing machine


Step 1

Choose all of the fabric that you want to use, then create a 20cm x 20cm (7.8 x 7.8 inches) square template to make trimming easier, place them on top of each fabric, and start cutting about 48 pieces or more if you want a larger blanket. Next, arrange the square pieces of fabric however you want as long as you end up with 8 rows that have 6 pieces of fabric squares each or more if you are making a larger blanket. Then, pin the fabric squares together in each row as shown in the video, and start sewing each row.

Easy DIY Repurposed Blanket Sewing Tutorial
Image credit: Canary Phan via YouTube


Step 2

Lay the fabric strips or row on top of the blanket making sure to leave some allowance around the seams, then pin the strips in place, and sew them on the blanket. Trim off the excess fabric around the edges leaving only about half an inch of seam allowance and then set it aside. Cut the binding fabric into a strip at 8cm (3.2 inches) width making sure the length is enough to cover the whole edges of the blanket, then pin the ends of the strips together diagonally, sew, and trim off the excess fabric after the seam. Use this as bias tape, then start binding the edges of the blanket, and you’re done!

Easy To Sew Repurposed Blanket
Image credit: Canary Phan via YouTube


*All these amazing images are thanks to Canary Phan via YouTube. Do visit her channel to see more tutorials like this!

How To Repurpose An Old Blanket Into A New One

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