Baby, it’s cold outside! Follow my step-by-step no sew fleece blanket tutorial to make a warm and cozy blanket to give as a gift or keep for yourself!
I’m a big fan of no sew projects. After reading this project, you’ll want to check out my easy Christmas gnomes. They are so cute and fun, you’ll want to add that to your project list without doubt!
This project is super simple, but it did take a while. I would suggest getting everything ready to go, then tying all the knots during some TV time.
Make your no sew blanket during your favorite football game. We are big Kansas City Chiefs fans here, so hopefully that is your game of choice;-)
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No sew fleece blanket tutorial supplies:
- 2 yards of your favorite fleece
- 2 yards of a coordinating fleece to be the bottom side of the blanket
- Fabric scissors or rotary cutter
- Straight sewing pins
- Measuring tape
DIY No sew fleece blanket tutorial:
Steps 1 – Put your two pieces of fleece together, facing the most vibrant sides of the fabric on the OUTSIDE!
This will allow the brighter sides of the fleece to show when the blanket is finished.
Step 2 – After lining up your fabrics, pin them together and trim off any excess material so both pieces of fleece are the same size.
I used a solid, navy color fleece for the backside and Kansas City Royals fleece fabric for the top. Typically a pattern will be more expensive. So, getting a solid back material will save you money!
Alternatively, you could make a single-layer blanket.
But in my personal opinion, the double layered blanket is a lot more cozy and warm. It’s worth the extra effort! If you are making it for a gift, you just might want to keep it for yourself.
Don’t forget to check that the most vibrant sides of the fabric are facing OUT!
Step 3 – Cut a 5 inch square from ALL four corners.
The rotary cutter helped to make fast cuts but regular scissors would work just fine. Measure a 5 inch square at each corner. Then, cut this 5 inch portion from each corner of the blanket as shown below.
Step 4 – Cut strips along all sides of the blanket 1 inch wide and 5 inches long:
Using a rotary cutter if you have one as this makes it go pretty quick. As I mentioned earlier, you could certainly use scissors but just know it is a tad more time consuming.
If you decide to use the rotary cutter, just be sure you have a cutting mat underneath the material!
Step 5 – Tie each of the strips as shown below:
Wrap the ends over the top and pull the ends through. Pull tight to make a durable knot.
That is it! So simple!
The knots held up great with washing AND drying! As I mentioned earlier, just be sure you get a tight knot and you’ll be set.
If you want to try some beginner’s sewing project:
- Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial
- Reusable Fabric Gift Sacks for All Occasions
- DIY Buffalo Plaid Table Runner
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