How to Make Fleece Blankets

By Contributing Writer ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • 2 pieces of coordinating fleece (at least 1-1/2 yards each)
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Masking or painting tape

No-sew fleece blankets are an easy, enjoyable craft that makes the perfect gift for almost anyone, from babies to seniors and everyone in between. To start, you'll find a wide variety of fleece patterns at your local fabric store, including floral designs, animal prints, and even popular cartoon characters. With a little effort, you’ll have the perfect way to warm up those cold winter nights in no time.

Choose two pieces of fleece. They can be the same, or you can choose coordinating colors and prints.

Lay one piece of fleece on a solid surface with the wrong side up. Lay the other piece wrong side down on top of the first. With the wrong sides facing each other, line up the fleece so all the edges match up. Pin the edges together.

Cut off the selvage edge, which is the finished edge that keeps it from fraying. Trim the remaining edges so that the two pieces match.

Cut a square out of each corner that is 4 inches by 4 inches.

Run a piece of masking tape straight across on each side of the blanket to match up the new notches made from cutting out the square. This will help you know how deep to cut the fringe. This is an optional step, but it will help keep the fringe straight and the blanket will come together more quickly. You only need to put the tape on the top piece of fleece.

Cut a 1-inch fringe on both pieces of fleece at the same time. Cut strips from the edge to the tape, 1 inch apart.

Tie the fringe strip pairs together with an overhand knot. Form the knot by holding the top and bottom strips together, making a loop and pulling the ends through the loop. Tie every other set all the way around the blanket. Then flip the blanket over and tie the remaining strips.

Wash and dry the new blanket and enjoy!

Tip

One and a half yards of fabric is enough for a good sized baby blanket or throw. Experiment with different sizes for different people.