Blanket Carrier How-To
Make this simple carrier for easy blanket transport.
- old cotton twill belts
- sewing machine
We always have a blanket or two in the back of our cars. You never know when we need one to lay down at the park or if one of the kids wants to take a quick snooze in the car. What we don’t like is the tangled mess the blankets can get into when they are just tossed in the back (even when folded). This blanket carrier keeps blankets neat and ready to go. Plus, we found a way to recycle those cheap cotton belts that are included when you buy pants/shorts.
Roll up the blanket to the desired length and width. Lay the belts underneath with the D-rings sticking out of one end (Image 1). Loop the belt tails through the ring and cinch them down (Image 2). Mark on the outsides (Image 3) of the D-rings with a marker. Leave about a 3-inch tail to accommodate the Velcro and cut off the excess. Remove the belts.
Cut a lenth of Velcro that will fit from the tail of the belt to one of your marks. Pin each side of the Velcro down onto the belt (Image 1) where you marked the around the D-ring. Sew the Velcro in place (Image 2). Repeat for the other strap. Place the straps on the ends of the rolled blankets to ensure a proper fit.
Grab the tails of the belt that was trimmed off. One will be the strap that goes between the D-rings, and the other will be the handle. Cut the one piece to fit between the D-rings and trim down the other to be at least 4 inches longer. Line up the edges of the two pieces (Image 1). Loop one end through one D-ring and pin in place (Image 2) . Repeat on the other side. Test the strap to see if it’s the right length and adjust if necessary (Image 3). Remove the straps and sew in place (Image 4).
Put the strap on the blanket and you are ready to go. The best thing about this carrier is that you can tote it like a pack wherever you need to go.