What is a Minky Blanket?

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What is a Minky Blanket?

A minky blanket is an incredibly soft, luxurious blanket that provides a lot of warmth yet lacks the bulk that comes with certain types of blankets such as those made from wool. They're the type of blankets you can put anywhere in your house as a throw; over beds, the backs of couches and chairs, etc.  

Did you have a favorite blanket when you were a child? When you were little, maybe your parents gave it to you or perhaps it was a gift from a friend who came to one of your earliest birthday parties. Whatever the case, it was always on your bed, keeping you warm at night. You always had to have it. You always needed it for nap time, and you would often walk around the house with it. During playtime, it was never too far away. 


It’s unlikely that you still have that childhood favorite with you, but the need for a warm, comforting blanket isn’t something that goes away when we grow up. Blankets can add both comfort and style to a house’s decor, and who doesn’t love having a good blanket to snuggle under during the colder winter months? (Or in an overly air-conditioned space for that matter!) If you’re in the market for a new blanket for yourself, your spouse, or for a child, a minky blanket is a great option. 


So, what is a minky blanket? It’s an incredibly soft, luxurious blanket that provides a lot of warmth yet lacks the bulk that comes with certain types of blankets such as those made from wool. They’re the type of blankets you can put anywhere in your house as a throw; over beds, the backs of couches and chairs, etc. And they’re as useable as they are stylish. Minky blankets truly do combine the worlds of comfort and chic. 

What Type of Material is a Minky Blanket Made From?

Part of what makes minky blankets so unique is the extra soft material used to make them. You might be familiar with other types of blanket materials like cotton, wool, and polyester. Cotton blankets are great for providing warmth without trapping heat, making excellent choices for hot summer months. Wool, while scratchy and uncomfortable at times, is a great fabric for being outdoors as it can protect those who wear it from rain. Polyester is a synthetic fiber used in many ways, from yarns and ropes to the cushioning and insulating material inside of pillows. It’s also what minky blankets are made from.


Minky blankets are made from 100% polyester. Usually, 100% polyester material is used to make baby blankets, clothing, and accessories. If you’ve ever held a baby blanket, you know they are extra soft. Imagine have an adult-sized blanket that soft, all for yourself! 


Minky blankets are carefully designed with lots of different patterns so you can pick one that fits you. Because our blankets are made with such high quality, they won’t lose their texture, color, or ability to keep you warm over time.

Why Are Minky Blankets So Soft?

Babies have soft, sensitive skin, so the material used to make their clothes and blankets has to be soft as well. Minky blankets are simply adult-sized baby blankets that come with all the warmth and comfort a baby blanket offers a child. 


As mentioned above, the luxuriously soft fabric of your minky blanket won’t fade over time. As long as you care for it properly, you’ll find that years will go by and your minky blanket will still be as soft and warm as it was when you first bought it.


Keep your minky clean by washing it. Minky blankets are durable and can be washed in washing machines. We don’t recommend using detergent pods. Simply wash with cold water and regular detergent. Don’t use fabric softener, and either air dry or line dry after washing. 

Where Are Minky Blankets Made?

Sew Sweet Minky Designs is based in Utah and employs several hundred local seamstresses who sew our minky blankets. Our blankets are designed in-house, and made by a team of several hundred local seamstresses who pick up the fabric and sew it into amazing handmade blankets. Many of these women are stay at home moms who are able to make extra money for their families, and minority communities that are enabled to help support their families through sewing these handmade blankets.


Take a look at our fabric designs online to discover the perfect blanket for your couch or bed. Minky blankets also make great gifts for family and friends! Don’t wait to start enjoying the softest, warmest blanket you’ll ever have. Check out our minky blankets today!



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