How to Make a Moroccan Wedding Blanket

Moroccan wedding blankets are all the rage right now! But, because they take so long to make, a handmade blanket can cost a pretty penny to purchase. The good news is you can make your own authentic-looking Moroccan wedding blanket in much less time and for much less money by using a ready-made blanket, brush fringe, and sequin trim.

Moroccan Wedding Blanket
Moroccan Wedding Blanket (Image: Jen)

Things You'll Need

  • Throw blanket
  • Disappearing ink marker
  • Yardstick or other straight edge
  • Brush fringe (at least 3-inches long)
  • Sequin trim
  • Sewing machine
Materials
Materials (Image: Jennifer Bridgman)

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Step 1: Plan the Layout

There are an infinite number of options for the layout of sequins and fringe on a Moroccan wedding blanket. For this project, a simple layout of equidistant rows of brush fringe and sequin trim was used. To do the same, use a disappearing ink marker and a yardstick to draw thirteen equally spaced lines from one side of the blanket to the other.

Tip

  • If the blanket is a rectangle, draw the lines parallel to the short side.

Step 2: Attach the Sequin Trim

Use a sewing machine to sew the sequin trim to the blanket. Start with top line of disappearing ink and sew the sequin trim over every other line, so there is a drawn line left between each row of sequin trim.

Attach sequin trim
Attach sequin trim (Image: Jennifer Bridgman)

Step 3: Attach the brush fringe

Use a sewing machine to sew the brush fringe to the blanket over the remaining lines.

Attach brush fringe
Attach brush fringe (Image: Jennifer Bridgman)

Step 4: Finish and wash

Snip any threads holding the brush fringe together and wash the blanket on a delicate cycle. Dry in a dryer on gentle heat to fluff the brush fringe.

Fluff the brush fringe
Fluff the brush fringe (Image: Jennifer Bridgman)

Moroccan wedding blankets are a striking, decorative accent for any room in the house. Try using as a throw in a living room or folded at the end of a bed.

Moroccan wedding blanket
Moroccan wedding blanket (Image: Jen)
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