You can learn how to sew fabric to crochet blanket in just three steps! You don’t even need a sewing machine or learn special crocheting and sewing techniques. Surprise yourself by combining crocheted projects and fabric to create a unique-looking finish.
If you have trouble crocheting a blanket, feel free also to check our crochet hook size guide. By using the proper crochet size, your blanket will look even and neat, and you’ll also have an easier time crocheting. Once done, proceed with the three-step project below using your choice of fabric as a liner.
How Do You Attach Fabric To Crochet Without Sewing Machine?
Step 1. Prepare your crochet blanket and fabric
There are many crochet blankets, and you have to follow their shape and size when making the fabric liner. Then, cut a fabric piece that is the same size as the crochet blanket. Ensure to finish the fabric edges either with stitches or with seam tape to prevent the material from fraying.
Step 2. Sew around the fabric by hand
Thread your needle and push it through the very edge of the fabric. Pull it to get the knot inside the fabric fold before working on your stitches. Continue sewing around the edge of the material using the exact sizes among the stitches.
Step 3. Attach the fabric to the crochet blanket using a single crochet stitch
Once done, place the crochet blanket and fabric piece with their right sides together. Get your crochet hook and insert it on the stitch and around the blanket edge. Yarn over, pull through and make a single crochet stitch all around the blanket to finish.
Can You Sew Fabric To Crochet?
You can sew fabric to any crocheted items that will need a lining. Cut a piece of fabric the same size as the project, finish the side, and you’re ready to hand-sew it with whip stitches onto the crocheted project. You can also attach a piece of fabric to a crochet with a sewing machine for more significant projects.
How to sew fabric to crochet blanket with a sewing machine
When using a sewing machine with a crochet, you have to be extra careful not to damage the latter. It might be helpful to have the crocheted piece underneath the fabric to keep it from getting snagged by the needle. To sew, lower the feed dogs and pull the material through the sewing machine gently.
How Do You Attach Fabric To Yarn?
The best stitch to attach the fabric to yarn is the blanket stitch because it won’t get too tight to deform the fabric edge. You will then crochet through the top edging loops of the blanket stitch to join the yarn to the fabric.
You can also directly crochet onto the fabric using a small crochet hook and push it through the folded fabric edge. A steel crochet hook should be able to make holes in the material. Once you have several holes, work your crochet through them with slip stitches.
One of the quickest ways to attach the fabric to a crochet is with double-sided fusible interfacing. From the name itself, it fuses the fabric to the crochet after you iron it. However, you shouldn’t iron some materials, and the crocheted area with the fusible interfacing tends to stiffen.
If you’re using a fabric like linen or canvas, you can attach it to a crochet using needle felting. Additionally, remember that this technique is only best with wool yarn. Have the fabric over foam and place the crochet on top so the needle will push through all layers to help you attach the two materials.
How To Make Blanket Backing?
Almost all types of blankets typically have an extra material as backing, except those that use fleece, a double-sided fabric. Thicker blankets also have the front side, batting in the middle, and backing as the bottom layer. The backing layer can be cotton or any fabric you want.
- If the blanket you’ll construct has a batting, place the backing fabric on top of it with the right side up
- Place the front layer over them with its right side down
- Pin the blanket sandwich around the edges to help you with sewing
- Check if all the layers are even and smooth, then sew with ¼ inches of the seam allowance
- Remove the pins as you stitch the blanket together
- Leave a gap of four inches for turning later
- Backstitch at the start and final point of your seam
- Trim and corners and seams to lessen the blanket bulk
- Turn the blanket right side out using the gap, and remember to get all the corners pushed all the way through
- Fold the gap edges, pin, and sew with 1/4 inch for the seam to finish
Do you want to line your crochet blanket? You can learn how to sew fabric to crochet blankets using our three-step guide above. We also talked about some options to attach the material to the crochet.
You can sew by hand, with a machine, or crochet on the fabric directly. You can even use interfacing or needle felting if the materials are compatible with these practices. Let us know which is your desired method for attaching fabric to crochet in the comments.