While I truly loved and appreciated everything we received for our wedding, one gift has won out for the favorite over the past year and a half. A family friend gave us a faux fur blanket with our names and wedding date embroidered on it. I have never been much into faux fur, but I love this blanket. It sounds silly, but we use this blanket spring, summer, fall, and winter.
A few months ago, I made a similar blanket for a family friend for her bridal shower, and last week, I made another one for a friend for his open house.
The wedding blanket is made using the same method as this blanket, but on a larger scale. I bought 2 and 1/3 yards fabric (60 inch wide), then followed the same process as before. I buy one side of faux fur, and one side of thin suede. I recommend embroidering on the thin suede. The faux fur is a little too thick to easily fit in the embroidery hoop, and the needles break. When sewing with faux fur, use a rounded (stretchy) needle instead of a sharp.
The newlyweds will love to cuddle under this luxurious blanket for year to come as they remember their big day!