Is it a cape? Is it a shawl? Is it a poncho?
It’s a BLANKET COAT…
and apparently, all the major designers have them in their 2014 fall collections. You can be right on trend and easily make one from a blanket you might already have around the house.
My sweet husband says I’ll be the best dressed mom at the state football playoffs next weekend. I love him!!!
(And yes, Cooper’s football team made the state playoffs!!! I’m so excited for them!)
I found this wool blanket at my thrift store awhile back and have been waiting for just the right moment to use it.
It’s so soft and I love the fact that, like me, it made it’s way out west from Minnesota.
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That coat looks great on you….the blanket choice was perfect. Thanks for another great tutorial 🙂
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Thanks so much, Mother Deer! You always make me smile :).
I made one from material…years and years ago… Thank you for this idea. A blanket….who knew!!! You are sooooo creative!!! Thanks. I am very excited for i see Christmas gifts coming up for my Daughter-in-Love and Granddaughter…. Again, thanks for the great idea!!! I Love the blanket you found..classy!!! Now to find some nice blankets…. You are BRILLIANT!!! Eliz
Have fun with this one, Elizabeth and thanks for your nice comment!
What a brilliant idea! I love it!……off to Thrift stores………
Happy thrift shopping, Marla!
My friends call me a lizard, because I can’t handle the cold! This would be perfect … if it wasn’t for the fact we’re entering the hottest months in Australia! I’ll have to do this once winter comes around again!
I’m not too fond of cold weather either, Anita. When winter hits, I’d love to just stay wrapped up in cozy warm blankets next to the wood stove and read all day.
My favorite part of receiving your refashion ideas is how you break them down into achievable steps. Thanks!
You’re so welcome, Julie! Thanks for your nice comment!
How cute is that! Had to tell you….my friend, Helen, in Sacramento has a friend who is buying your book! I told Helen about your book signing party and your DIY blog who in turn told her friend who is getting your book. Now you’re really famous!!! Happy November and oh yes, congrats to Coopers team! Where is the game? Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:11:29 +0000 To: email@example.com
Thanks, Cathy! Not sure where the game is, but we might luck out and have next week’s game right here in Union.
Absolutely love this little number! Don’t have a blanket, but I have a length of nubby wool plaid, old enough it could qualify as ‘vintage’, that never quite made it into a suit. It would be perfect! Always love your inspirations Beth 🙂
That’s a wonderful idea, Diane! A piece of wool fabric would work perfectly for this project!
Love, Love, Love your designs! Everything looks cute and stylish….not “homemade”. Love to win that book. Thanks for a great giveaway.
Thanks, Ann! You are always so nice!
I love how warm and stylish this looks and how quick and easy it is to make. How many of us throw a blanket on at the games to keep warm? But it is in no way stylish. It looks like we just crawled out of bed. Now you can have both, warmth and style. I might make this for my teen daughter Emily.
Emily is one lucky girl to have such a beautiful, talented and nice mom like you!
Thank you, Marjorie!
I like all of the refashions that you do. I do believe this is one my favorite.
You are so kind, Kimberly! Thanks!
WOW! This looks so great. Now I need to keep an eye out for a cool blanket. I love it!
Thank you, Lindsay. I hope you find just the right blanket for this coat. Have fun!
Love this idea! Now I need to find a blanket to use at the thrift store. . . Just pinned, and I sure hope I win the book! I need all the inspiration I can get!!! 🙂
Thank you so much for pinning and your nice comment! Happy Thrift Shopping!
This may be my favorite…next to smittens! Gotta find a blanket!
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Yes, Smittens are pretty hard to beat! Thanks Marty!
Your ideas make ME happy! 🙂 Keep doin’ what you’re doin’ please. I’m off to the deep dark spaces of my closets to find a cute wool blanket… 😉
Here’s to you finding the PERFECT blanket, JenniferAnn! Thanks for your nice comment!
YES! YES! YES! I would definitely sport one of these “blanket coats”. Just the name alone gives me the warm and fuzzies!!
I’m so glad you like this Tondra Denise! You need all the warm and fuzzies you can get after your flood. So hard for you and your family, I’m sure. You are an inspiration!
Wow, this was three years ago? I’ve been meaning to make one of these since you first posted this. I’m in Southern CA and our cold season is minimal, but during last week’s football game all I could think about was this blanket coat… and how I wished I had one! I came here today specifically for this tutorial because… that’s the power of the blog!!!! Thanks again for your inspiration!
Hey Tondra, Long time no see. So nice to hear from you again. I hope you get a chance to make this. It’s so cozy warm and comfy. Hope all is well with you and yours. 🙂
You are so inspiring. Makes me wish I was back in Michigan and not in South Texas during football season . . .
Thank you, Debbie! Football season is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. 🙂
love it!… I’m just not sure how it will look on a less than perfect body??? but, still might try it!
Thank you, Marilyn! The belt loop holes are the trick to making this coat perfect for any shape. I REALLY hope you try it, you might be pleasantly surprised. 🙂 You are beautiful!!!
too sweet…I think I am!…looks like a cold winter approaching!
Another fine job Beth! I am loving those belt loop holes. Provides the perfect cinch for the waist. Fringe at the bottom is darling too.
Thanks, Tamika! Without the belt loop holes, it was just too bulky for this body, maybe if I was teeny, I could wrap the belt around all of it. As soon as I put in the belt loop holes the fit was much more flattering. I’m loving the fringe too this fall. If I could, I’d have it on everything. 🙂 Have a wonderful Sunday!
What a great idea. That looks so cute, cozy, and comfy.
Thank you SEW much, Jill! I hope it’s not raining next week at the state football playoffs, so I can wear it. Have a wonderful Sunday!
I am going to pick up my new sewing machine tomorrow, after deciding that I needed to attempt to learn again (haven’t sewed since jr. high when I was in 4-H!). I want this to be one of my first projects – I am in love with it!
This would be a perfect, get-back-into-sewing project, Lu Ann. Have fun and let me know if I can be of any help to you.
I have a question, what brand of dress form do you use? I am looking for one and would like some suggestions. Thanks
I bought my dress form from JoAnn Fabrics.
Love this! It looks so warm, yet stylish. Can’t wait to make one.
Thanks so much, Tara! Have fun!
So nice ! As I found a blanket like this a few days ago, I’ll do the same ! Thanks a lot for the tutorial. 🙂
You are so welcome, Cecile! I would love to see your version of this coat!
I love this! 🙂
Thank you, Esther!
I just found you! A refashioned men’s shirt (not yours) had a dead end link. That prompted me to search “DIY refashioned clothes” on PInterest. And there you were. I’m enjoying sifting through your blog – you’ve brightened up this cold and dreary November day in NH for me. Your enthusiasm for life shines through! I’d love a copy of your book! Thanks for tutorials and a chance to win!
Hi Cindy! I absolutely LOVE doing this and it makes me so happy to know you are enjoying The Renegade Seamstress! Happy Refashioning and let me know if I can help you in any way!
Love it!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post that links to your tutorial here:
Thank you so much for sharing this, Anne!
I love this! I have to go find me a wool blanket and make me one!
I hope you find the perfect blanket!!! Have fun!
This is fabulous! I love working with up cycle wool to create unique bags. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Your bags are very nice Candace!
I am so impressed by your refashions! The look so high end and professional! Who would ever know?!
Count me in for the giveaway! My daughter would love refashions!
Thank you, Karen!
So genius. This is absolutely stunning. The creative use of the belt “makes” the outfit. It is so unique and so much more attractive than simply belting around the front and back. Your husband is right – you will look fabulous and oh so chic at the football games. I love this.
Please include me in your giveaway offer. You do indeed make refashions appear not only doable but extremely fashionable. Thanks so much for another great tutorial.
Thank you, Mari. I tried belting around the whole thing, but it was much too bulky and not very flattering on my shape. This felt much more comfortable!
Love your blanket coat. So smart and chic! I’d love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!
Thank you for your nice comment, Sue!
Once again, you look great in your creation….they are all the rage right now! I am going through all my blankets in the cupboard to see what will work. Thanks Beth.
I hope you find just the right blanket for this, Mari! Thanks for your nice comment!
This looks great! I can just imagine sitting around a campfire wrapped up in a blanket coat. Looks great with the skinny jeans and boots. Hope your team does well!
Thanks, Cary! I love the idea of a nice toasty warm campfire!
Oh this is wonderful! Cozy and very flattering at the same time — that’s a feat!
Thanks so much, Virginia!
Wow, I think I could actually do this. Amazing!
I KNOW you could do this, Lucinda!!!! 🙂
Pinned it to my sewing projects category–Great idea! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/121386152432325116/
Thanks for pinning, Tabitha!
Love, love, love this! I have been following you for some time now. We have very much the same body shape. I have a higher waist and love your repurposed t shirt dresses as they seem to show off the waistline for us shorter waisted gals. On the poncho what size was the blanket approx.?
Hi Debbie. Thanks for your nice comment! The blanket is about 45 inches x 58 inches.
Oh how I’ve missed your work – I kind of forgot to check my blog reader over the last 6 months! Is your book available in Australia?
Hi Nay! I’ll check and see if it’s available there.
I LOVE your blog and this is adorable! I pinned you and would love to win a copy of your book
Thanks for pinning, Abby!
Oh my. I just have to have one of these blanket wrap coat thingies. One could just throw it on and take off. You are so talented. I would love to win your book.
Thank you, Carol!
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I love it! Stunning look I hope to replicate! your tutorials are very inspiring!
Thank you so much, Anna!
Very good article. I absolutely appreciate this site. Keep it up!
Hello! I just found your DIY blog and I am in LOVE! This particular refashion though has to be my favorite! I have been looking for a coat like this, but most floated too far away from the body, looked unflattering and had no closures. This is perfect though! I was wondering if it would be possible to also add belt holes in the back so that the belt wraps all the way around to keep it more secure around the waist and add warmth? I was not sure if this would mess up the look and style or functionality of the coat? Thanks so much!
HI Candace! Welcome to The Renegade Seamstress! Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, I think adding belt holes in the back would work too. Have fun with this project and let me know if you have any more questions.
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Absolutely amazing 🙂 can’t wait to make this for my moms Christmas gift.
Your mom is a lucky woman to have you for a daughter, Colleen!
Can’t wait to make this.
Have fun, Marseillie! So perfect for fall. 🙂
Look all your redesign DIY’s
Sorry, typo, love all you refashion DIY’s. Can’t wait to get a sewing machine so I could try these ides myself! In love with the Blanket Coat!
This is gorgeous! And so fashionable! What are the dimensions of the blanket you used? Thanks for the tutorial! ❤
Hi Sam, The blanket I used was 45 x 58 inches. Hope that helps!
Just made this morning ,took less than 2 hours , it’s cold here so I’m going to wear it today Thank you so it is Awesome