The Billie Wearable Blanket (Unisex)

(88 customer reviews)


The Billie Wearable Blanket Unisex Adult Sewing Pattern is the pattern you never realized you needed. Imagine the convenience of a sweatshirt with the warmth and comfort of a blanket. Snuggle up with a book, take it to the ball game on cold, fall evenings, use it to hide yourself from other humans. No matter your reasons for making a wearable blanket, you’ll be obsessed with it.

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Pattern #AK-47638

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  • Print-at-home PDF pattern files in adult unisex simple sizing (chest measurements 31″–63 1/2″)
  • US Letter, A4 and A0 Copy Shop formats
  • No trim pages
  • Size layers so you can print only the sizes you need
  • Complete sewing instruction ebook with our Perfect Fit custom fit adjustments and video tutorials

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  • Lengths: Short (At the Knee) // Long (Lower Calf)
  • Necklines: Hooded // Neckband
  • Fully Lined & Reversible // Lined Hood Only
  • Optional Oversized Kangaroo Pocket


  • Beginner sewists and beyond
  • Fleece and other warm knit fabrics

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88 reviews for The Billie Wearable Blanket (Unisex)

  1. Beverly (verified owner)

    My teen grandson is a swimmer. I used some heavy weight terrycloth from my stash to make a quick pullover when he steps out of the pool. The Billie was the perfect pattern. Thank you, DIBY Club!

  2. Denise Minge (verified owner)

    I used some licensed fleece to make the perfect Christmas present for my dad! He’s always cold at my house so this was great for him 🙂

  3. Donna Jones (verified owner)

    Absolutely excellent pattern, instructions and I honestly can’t fault a thing.

  4. Amy (verified owner)

    This pattern is so well written! I have made these for my dad for Christmas-he put it on and promptly fell asleep- and my son. My son has had his own everyday since Christmas!

  5. James Seals (verified owner)

    An excellent pattern, easy to make and very warm and comfortable.

  6. Chris Popay (verified owner)

    Thank you. Daughter loves cozying up in this!

  7. Kristine Paulsen (verified owner)

    Currently wearing this as I type – so cozy and an easy and well-instructed sew!

  8. Amy Heatherly (verified owner)

    Great pattern! And what a wonderful idea!! We camp with Boy Scouts and I get pretty cold at night unless I’m “sitting” in the fire. This is gonna save me!!

  9. kaitlyn. napier. (verified owner)

    Great idea, easy to follow instructions and perfect pattern shapes and sizes.

  10. Emily Bfs (verified owner)

    I absolutely love my Billie Blanket!! The pattern was very clear and easy to follow. I made a mistake with the sleeve cuffs but that was only because I didnt read the pattern far enough, and not the pattern’s fault! I made the fully line version with fleece and it is so comfy and incredibly warm.

  11. neena simmons (verified owner)

    great free pattern. thanks

  12. Sabina Hill (verified owner)

    My first clothing make then 2nd, 3rd and now up to my 4th super easy confidence building sew and so comfy to wear family love them

  13. Jarryl Freedman (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved making the Billie, the pattern was so easy to put together, made for granddaughter, also made the Blaise for grandson.. would recommend

  14. Gill Moore (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this pattern. Instructions were very easy to follow, it was a breeze to make and the finished article looks FAB. I’ve already made one for me and one for my daughter and I’ve got endless friends lining up wanting one! Brilliant!

  15. Charlotte Morgan (verified owner)

    I’ve made 5 of these so far and another 2 cut out! Everyone wants one! The pattern is easy to follow and I had no issues with it. I’m so glad I found this pattern!

  16. Tanner Klassen (verified owner)

    Pattern fairly straight forward. End product amazingly comfortable.

  17. mamamaise (verified owner)

    I can’t believe this is a free pattern, it’s so great! Since we are 100% virtual learning in my town, I’ve made four of these to give as Christmas gifts to my kids teachers. So far everyone I’ve made the Billie blanket for has loved it.

  18. Michelle Watrous (verified owner)

    Fairly straightforward and easy to make and super cozy! I made the lined version with anti-pill fleece and lined it with sew lush fleece, super cozy and super warm. Only thing I wish was that it had lengthening/shortening lines on the sleeve and body pattern pieces.

  19. Ruth Stephens (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. I am a UK size 14/16, and the small size was ideal for me. I made the wearable blanket, complete with hood, and a finished length of 42″, with a sherpa fleece lining and a brushed cotton outer layer. It is so warm that I have to turn off the indoor heating while wearing it!

  20. Heather Duncan (verified owner)

    Great pattern, easy to use – only change i made was to cuffs – I used the tops off a pair of cotton sox to make knitted cuffs.
    Worked great.

  21. Samantha Jones (verified owner)

    Really great pattern and lots of great links to help make sense of the different components (it’s been a while since I’ve sewn with a pattern like this). I made this for my partner for his birthday and he is constantly wearing it. I used plush throw blankets as fabric instead of fleece to get the character print I wanted and it worked really well. The pocket is a nice addition to be able to carry your phone around the house. Definitely thinking of making myself one!

  22. Claire Harris (verified owner)

    I’ve made 2 now and found this easy to follow, even for a beginner. There are now epic Star Wars battles as they both look rather like Darth Vader!

  23. Lauren Klein (verified owner)

    Used a fused fleece/sweater jersey instead of two layers, all seams felled with zig zag stitches (the only stretch stitch my vintage machine can manage). Worked perfectly and is super cozy!

  24. Bonnie Hickerson (verified owner)

    Pattern was better than most main stream patterns!

  25. Kathy Dabner (verified owner)

    Excellent pattern. Easy to make. I got back into sewing and this was a great way to restart.

  26. Kara Gooding (verified owner)

    Great pattern easy to follow, made a great Christmas present.

  27. Andrea Quarles (verified owner)

    Really enjoyed making. Everyone including my husband wanted one!

  28. Beverly Woods (verified owner)

    Brilliant pattern, easy to follow. My granddaughter loved hers
    Thank you for giving the pattern FREE

  29. Jen Shorman (verified owner)

    Excellent pattern, easy to follow instructions, success!

  30. Cora Martin (verified owner)

    My daughter loved it!

  31. Billie Smithie (verified owner)

    Great, easy to follow along pattern to make a blanket hoodie for my partner for Christmas. He complains now that he can’t win his computer games anymore as he keeps falling asleep in his chair, wrapped in fleecey comfort.

  32. Madeline Breda (verified owner)

    I bought this pattern to make a wearable blanket for my boyfriend and loved the finished product so much that I made one for my grandma and another for myself! I used different tailoring options for each blanket and feel like this pattern is endlessly riffable. I am very happy with this purchase and project.

  33. Judy Reed (verified owner)

    This pattern was a little bit hard to understand at first. I should have picked a simpler product to sew first with that type of pattern. once I figured out how to put the pattern together the rest of it was easy. The sewing part of it was very easy and the instructions were understandable. I used their blankets for one side of it and flannel for the other side, in rainbow colors for both sides, for my gay son,he really loved it. Thank you for all the free patterns

  34. Joy Geach (verified owner)

    I have made 2 for my granddaughters, 1 for younger son and am about to start one for elder son. This is a really good pattern. So easy to make and free. What more can I say?! Thank you.

  35. Rita Grim (verified owner)

    I’ve made 5 Oodies for the family to snuggle up in! Easy to follow. I made the unlined version. The extra small short version for my 6 and 9 year old grand children worked well. From cutting out out to wearing now takes me just short of 3 hours.

  36. Faith Fetty (verified owner)

    Love the pattern! Would have appreciated a pattern layout guide, but I got by! Definitely beginner friendly!

  37. Mona Blumberg (verified owner)

    Great pattern! I love it. It’s very warm.

  38. Hillary Davis-Burwell (verified owner)

    I was looking at a blanket on FB and thought, someone has a pattern similar. I found the Billie Wearable doing a search. LOVE IT BETTER! Perfect!! TY!

  39. Judy Murray (verified owner)

    End product was exactly as described. Fit my granddaughter perfectly and she was thrilled.

  40. Chris Newman (verified owner)

    Excellent pattern with clear instructions. Made size small for 14 yr old g’daughter from double sided fleece & put ‘Snugglin’ on the pocket with Cricut infusible ink. She loved it. Thanks so much for the pattern !

  41. Amy Back (verified owner)

    I made the hooded version with pockets as a Christmas gift for my daughter & she loves it. She wears it all the time. Easy to follow instructions!

  42. Nicole Flanagan (verified owner)

    I love love love my wearable blanket so much!! Easy pattern to follow and simple to make!

  43. Emma Moore (verified owner)

    I made this for my sister. She loves it and anyone in my household who saw it was wanting one.

  44. Karolyn Martin (verified owner)

    Well made pattern. Suitable for different sizes of printing. It allowed me to create a wonderful wearable blanket. Thank you DIBY Club!

  45. carohillblue (verified owner)

    Made this for my 19 year old daughter and the children’s version “Blaise” for my 9 year old. Both completely delighted so I am waiting for their friends to place an order… xx

  46. Nicole Isaac (verified owner)

    Great pattern. My daughter loves it. There are a few small gaps in the instructions but if you have made a sweatshirt before it will be no problem.

  47. Ágnes Szabó (verified owner)

    This is the best idea I’ve ever seen. My family went crazy about this blanket. I’ve already made 2, and I have a pretty long waiting list. 🙂 I am not sure if I’ll ever have one. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. It is a great upper beginner, intermediate level project I think, because working with this kind of fabric on a huge project can be tricky sometimes.

  48. Judy Mckay (verified owner)

    This pattern is so easy to follow, print and cut. I made one for my daughter using the fabric from a teddy fleece duvet cover and it turned out perfectly.

  49. Cara Jeffery (verified owner)

    With the trend for ‘oodies’ this is exactly what I knew my daughter would love. I made it from 2 shop brought blankets and it’s awesome! She has worn it loads, thank you

  50. Pascale GUY (verified owner)

    I made two of it for my daughter and her boyfriend for Christmas.
    Even if I’m french, I could sew it well ! Explanations are easy to follow. An excellent pattern !
    I think I will make a third one for me …
    Many thanks for this pattern !

  51. Debra Whittaker (verified owner)

    I have made one of these for every member of my family. Instructions are very easy to follow and the results are great.

  52. Ayda Sheridan (verified owner)

    I absolutely love it. It’s so cozy and the explanations are great. It really helps for a beginner using patterns. Thanks a lot.

  53. Shenika Cunningham (verified owner)

    I made this without the instructions and it was hard. I didn’t know that there were instructions, until I complained enough about it, that my husband came on here and looked it up. I have them for next. I like The Billie a lot and I needed it badly, when we were without power here in Texas. Thanks for the free pattern.

  54. Nancy Christensen (verified owner)

    So much fun to make! I made several for my family so we could enjoy coffee on the porch on a cold morning. Perfect!

  55. Judith Henshaw (verified owner)

    Love this pattern and have made 4 already. One more needed when I can find the perfect fleece. Have been worn loads, especially now for outdoor entertaining. Thank you for a fab pattern.

  56. Anne Johnson (verified owner)

    Really great free pattern! I made the mistake of not reading how to put in the lining so had some unpicking to do 🙄
    But great pattern and just bought 2 cheap fleece throw sets in Asda to make some – unlined for Christmas 😊
    Thank you DIBY x

  57. Kristin Klomp (verified owner)

    I have made these for the whole family and they are amazing! Wonderfully easy to make and always appreciated. The pattern was super easy to follow and the resulting wearable blanket is wonderfully snuggly.

  58. Mehmet Yetis (verified owner)

    I made it for my daughter(14). This was my first wearable sewing project. I had patterns printed at the office shop. The pattern was very well documented. She is living in it 🙂

  59. Averil Brown (verified owner)

    Very pleased with this pattern as I’ve been looking for a template to make a swimming robe for ages!
    Found it VERY LARGE! so had to cut down in width a lot. However, instructions etc all very clear and finished article great! Keen to try other patterns now

  60. Gee Cee (verified owner)

    I made two for my granddaughters last week. They love them and wear them all day long.. I am now in the middle of making two for my grandsons. I used a very soft polar fleece with plain fleece for the lining.
    Excellent pattern and instructions except the wording for meterage required could have been worded better to reflect that 2.8 metres is needed for an unlined unit and another 2.8 for the lining..
    Thankyou …… I enjoyed making them.☃☃🇬🇸🇬🇸

  61. Elodie Annonay (verified owner)

    I was scared at first and look up on YouTube but it wasn’t necessary. The instructions are very well made and easy even for a beginner.

  62. Jewell Kidd (verified owner)

    I started with the adult size Billy blanket and have come back to get the children’s version. Both are good patterns and have clear instructions. I’ve been able to share a lot of ‘sewing love’ (having made over 15 of them already!)

  63. Katie Maher (verified owner)

    Made this product for friends and I for camping. Really cozy and roomie. Easy to modify as required.

  64. Linda Gladman (verified owner)

    Brilliant pattern. Easy to print and tape together at home. Great instructions and simple to sew. My teenage daughter loves it!

  65. Lisa James (verified owner)

    Made for my daughter who absolutely loves it. Super easy to make because the instructions and very clear.

  66. borisbaddog1 (verified owner)

    Just made a fully lined, short length version. I made it with a blanket for the lining and it is toasty.

  67. Rafał Puch (verified owner)

    Great pattern! I love this pattern, it’s easy to sew and the result is amazing, exactly how I wanted it to be. Thank you ❤

  68. Dawn Norman (verified owner)

    Great pattern, simple instructions & really easy to make, I’ve made quite a few & recipients all love them. Highly recommended

  69. Monica Anderson (verified owner)

    About this pattern. What a treat to sew! I can see several more in my future, though not made out of medium worn bath sheets 😆. I did rather make life difficult for myself in choosing this “material”. However, two broken needles later I have myself a wonderful coverup for pool or beach. I made the size small and the shorter length (I’m 5’ 6”, bust 36”, waist 31”, hips, 41.5”). This was plenty big enough. Finished it came down to just below my knees. I lined the hood with a scrap of red-striped jersey left over from another project. Unfortunately due to the thickness of the towelling I was not able to add the kangaroo pocket as planned.

  70. Christine Harper (verified owner)

    Very easy pattern to follow and a nice quick project. I made the lined short one with the hood and I used brushed cotton for the lining an old woollen blanket for the outer as I hate using the plastic fleece material. Lucky I did as my son won’t take it off.

  71. Alison Brookes (verified owner)

    This is a great pattern. Sews up quickly and makes a great gift.

  72. Joanna Verrier (verified owner)

    Great pattern, only problem it’s on US letter. Other countries use A4 standardised paper format. Useful if you could have both formats.

    • Jessica (verified owner)

      Hi Joanna! This pattern download comes with US Letter, A4, and A0/Copyshop files. You can access all three in your Downloads after purchase. Best, Jessica

  73. vivier.tanya (verified owner)

    This pattern has been so popular to make. I’ve made a few with custom printed fabric and they are well loved.
    Have also been very happy to recommend the pattern to any and all that asked about it.

  74. emmaking37 (verified owner)

    I used this pattern to make a changing robe using soft shell fabric. I ammended the sleeve design to be wide tubes but kept everything else the same. It’s great, just might add a zip in the front. This great pattern means I have an awesome custom robe.

  75. dewaldm (verified owner)

    Thank you for a great pattern. I made a hooded version, unlined except for the hood out of fleece for my DIL. Great to curl up in after work on the couch. Easy to put together and nice and cozy in fleece.

  76. Joanna Verrier (verified owner)

    Thanks Jessica. I found it. Cheers! Great pattern, awesome instructions and absolutely loved by my daughter who now lives in it.

  77. lindalawnmower (verified owner)

    Great pattern that is already cut out ready to sew for my grandson & also the kids one for my youngest granddaughter. Easy to follow. Thanks for this feebie gift

  78. Barbara Bryant (verified owner)

    Made this for my great niece for
    Christmas . She want plain black so I lined it with a fluffy grey fleece to make it really cosy. Easy to make

  79. kgpets (verified owner)

    My daughter just built a new back porch. I made this for her so she can enjoy the porch at night. She’s very cold natured.

  80. judith.tomkinson (verified owner)

    I’ve made 3 so far. Two are Christmas pressies so I don’t know how they’ve been received yet. The third is mine and I love it. Fantastic instructions make it easy to complete.

  81. Stephanie Hawkes (verified owner)

    I made a bunch of these as Christmas gifts for my family. They loved them! I made the long and short versions, some lined and some unlined. They were very easy to put together. I used anti pill fleece and on one I made the hood lining with satin so it would be gentle on the hair. I would recommend this pattern. Everyone loved it and it’s an impressive project that doesn’t require a lot of work.

  82. Lynne cathryn Murray (verified owner)

    Loved this pattern. Easy to download, cut and sew. I’ve made them as Christmas gifts for all the family. Thank you

  83. Jo Kemp (verified owner)

    After making the Blaise Wearable Blanket for my daughters and seeing how much they loved them, I made the Billie for myself. French Terry lined with Sherpa fleece makes the cosiest coverall ever! I use it when camping, open water swimming and for just chilling at home! Brilliant pattern, can’t recommend it highly enough!

  84. Cynthia Grieme (verified owner)

    Great easy to follow pattern. I have made 3 so far and all of my family members love the Billie!

  85. Nathalie Beaudette (verified owner)

    Easy to execute the pattern, I love my wearable blanket.

  86. Kirsty Covington (verified owner)

    Made this for my friend for Christmas and she hasn’t taken it off yet I don’t think lol she absolutely loves it 💕

  87. Brandy Sargent (verified owner)

    My family lives in their hoodies! The sizing is really generous with simple directions for adding length to the base pattern.

  88. Loretta Lydon (verified owner)

    Made the unlined version with pocket for my SIL, easy pattern to sew and she loves the finished product!

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