How to Make a No-Sew Fleece Blanket
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How to Make a No-Sew Fleece Blanket

Posted on Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at 6:12 am
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I know that I often fall short when it comes to buying gifts for people, forcing me to leave some people off my list that I would rather not have to.  However, you can avoid dwindling the gift funds by gifting easy-to-make gifts.  Not only does it showcase your craftiness and creativity, it also takes a little bit of effort that makes the gift more meaningful than that gift card that would cost a lot more and mean less.

The “No-Sew Fleece Blanket” is the perfect gift to snuggle up to with a cup of hot cocoa after all the presents under the tree have been opened.  It also costs close to nothing to make, all you need to buy is the fleece fabric, which can be bought in bulk for cheap at fabric stores.  Believe me, you’ll save more than half of what you’d pay for a department store blanket.  Even better, you can customize the blanket according to the likes of who you’ll be making it for.  Does your friend have a new baby?  Make a small baby blanket!  What about those growing boys who can’t find blankets big enough to comfortably cover their entire bodies?  Great news!  Cut larger pieces of fabric to make one large blanket.

Here at we have put together DIY instructions for this cozy blanket that only takes 6 steps to complete.  Get the scissors out and have fun!

What you’ll need:
-2 pieces of fleece fabric (cut to any dimensions, and in any pattern.  It’s nice to have one patterned piece and another plain piece for a two-sided blanket)

Step 1: Line up the two pieces of fabric, one on top of the other.  Use a hard, flat surface(I like using the kitchen table)
Step 2: Cut and trim the two pieces of fabric so they’re the same size.
Step 3: Cut a 5 -inch square from each of the four corners (shown below)

Looking for the perfect homemade holiday gift? Learn how to make a no-sew fleece blanket. It'll be the perfect addition to a chilly Winter day!
Step 4: At the same time, cut finger- width fringe on all four sides of both pieces of fabric.  The length of the fringe is up to you, but 5 inches from the edge has worked well.  Remember:  the fringe will be about half the size after it’s knotted together.
Step 5: Leaving the fringe lined up, begin tying balloon knots (tie them just as if you would tie a balloon).
Step 6: Tie all the fringes together on all four sides of the blanket.  Voila, you’re done!

Looking for the perfect homemade holiday gift? Learn how to make a no-sew fleece blanket. It'll be the perfect addition to a chilly Winter day!

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