Make Your Own Minky Blanket

Tips for Sewing A Cozy Minky Blanket

The Minky blanket craze is here to stay. This soft, faux fur fabric is coveted by cuddle bugs everywhere. It’s easy to make your own Minky Blanket, you can whip one up in a jiffy. Minky is an ultra-soft polyester fabric that comes in a variety of thicknesses, patterns, and textures. When paired with a beautiful cotton or another Minky, it makes a perfect blanket.

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Supplies to Make a Minky Blanket

Make Your Own Minky Blanket
Ivory Sherpa Minky

Lots of Minky designs can be purchased from Amazon. For the backing I used Shannon Sherpa Minky in Ivory for my project. The rainbow fabric is a custom design from Spoonflower, number 7679631, printed on Organic Cotton Sateen.

For this project, I purchased one yard of each fabric. Check to verify the fabric is 54+” wide, then for longer blankets, you can purchase a longer piece, two or three yards. The construction process is the same, just bigger!


Minky Baby Blanket Instructions

You don’t need a pattern to sew up a Minky blanket. Just a few tips and two layers of fabric are all you need to craft a warm and cozy blanket.

I have outlined two different methods below to help you learn how to make a baby blanket size Minky blanket.

The Binding Method Minky Blanket

This Minky baby blanket tutorial video will show you how to construct the blanket using the binding method.

The Quick Bag Method Minky Blanket

This method is super quick, less than an hour from cutting to finishing your Minky baby blanket.

Trim away the salvage of your cotton fabric and make sure the sides are straight (see tutorial video for more detailed instruction).

Lay your Minky fabric right side up making sure it is wrinkle free. Lay your cotton fabric face down on the Minky, again wrinkle free. Now your fabrics are right sides together.

Hint: tape the first layer to the table to keep it flat when you add the second layer.

Pin the cotton fabric to the Minky fabric keeping the pins by the edge but not over the raw edges.

Trim the Minky fabric to the same size as the cotton backing.

Sew almost completely around the edges of the entire blanket with a 1/2 inch seam allowance leaving a 6 inch opening at one end of the blanket (not on a corner) – this is where you will turn the blanket right side out. I use a slightly longer stitch length (straight stitch) and my regular presser foot. Some sewists prefer to use a walking foot and drop the feed dogs on their sewing machine, whatever makes the sewing job easier for you is best.

Hint: Back tack at the beginning and end of the outside seam allowance, this will keep the stitches from popping when you turn the Minky blanket.

Turn the blanket right sides out. Where it is open, fold the seam allowances to the inside and hand sew the opening hole closed.

Lay the blanket flat and pin around the blanket 3 inches from the edge. You can mark this with chalk or add a piece of tape to your sewing machine 3 inches from the needle as a guide. Top stitch around the blanket edges (3 inches) to keep the two pieces of fabric from rolling.

Hint: check carefully to make sure you removed all the pins from your Minky blanket!

If You Don’t Sew

If you decide you want to purchase a blanket instead of sewing one, visit Minky Luxe Co on Etsy for some beautiful options. My friend Tanya makes beautiful Minky blankets — she has lots of creative ideas and fabric combinations.

Excess Minky

If you have extra Minky fabric, try your hand at making a Minky infinity scarf. My step-by-step tutorial will show you a few tips to make them gorgeous.

Make A Minky Blanket

Minky baby blankets are perfect gifts for baby showers, Christmas gifts, and children’s bed covers. Adults love Minky blankets too — just make them a little longer.

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You will love sewing up this wonderful, soft fabric to create gorgeous Minky blankets. Whether you are sewing for babies or adults, everyone loves curling up under one of these soft handmade blankets on a chilly night. Once you start, you will want to make a Minky blanket for everyone on your gift list.

Happy Sewing,



Make Your Own Minky Blanket


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13 thoughts on “Make Your Own Minky Blanket

  1. This blanket looks so soft. I can’t sew but my youngest wants to learn….this might be something that we can do together.

  2. I sew a lot, but mostly quilting in recent years, so I haven’t run across minky before. I can see why they are popular. Do you know if there is a cotton version of the minky?

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