Getting Started: Materials Needed for a No-Sew Fleece Blanket
Making a no-sew blanket using fleece is a fun and easy project to try. First, gather your materials: two pieces of fleece fabric in desired size and color, fabric scissors, a ruler or yardstick, and masking tape.
Cutting and Prepping the Fleece Fabric
Once you have your materials, start by laying the fleece fabric on top of each other with the wrong sides facing out. Use your ruler or yardstick to measure and mark a rectangle on all four corners of the fabric, about 4 inches in length. Cut these rectangles out with your fabric scissors.
Creating the Ties for Your No-Sew Fleece Blanket
Next, cut 1-inch fringes all around the perimeter of the fabric, making sure the fringes are evenly spaced and about 1 inch in length. To ensure consistent cutting, use masking tape to mark the cutting lines. Once all the fringes are cut, tie each pair together in a knot as tightly as possible. Continue tying each pair of fringes until you have gone around the entire blanket.
Finishing Touches for Your No-Sew Fleece Blanket
Once the ties are all securely knotted, flip the blanket right side out and admire your creation! You can trim any excess fabric or uneven edges if desired. You can also add additional decorative elements to your blanket such as pom-pom trim or tassels for a fun and personalized touch.
Tips and Tricks for Making a No-Sew Fleece Blanket
If you want a thicker blanket, consider using four layers of fleece instead of two. To avoid uneven cutting or shifting of the fabric, use a fabric weight to hold down the fabric while cutting. Instead of traditional fleece, you can also use other soft, warm fabrics such as flannel, minky, or jersey knit. Experiment with different color and pattern combinations to create a unique and stylish blanket that you’ll love to snuggle up in!