The next time you're out looking for the perfect fleece blanket or scarf consider making one yourself. Not only is it inexpensive, but there is no sewing required. You can choose what you'd like the blanket or scarf to look like, and easily make a blanket to match your painted walls, bedroom etc. You can make a scarf to match any coat that you own.
Line up the two fleece pieces so that they are on top of one another. Place them on a flat surface.
Put the 4-inch piece of paper on one corner of the blanket. This will be used as a guide. Using the scissors, cut out the corner of both pieces of fleece. Repeat this with the other three corners.
Place the yard stick 4 inches from the top of one side of the blanket. Begin cutting your fringe: 4 inches long and spaced an inch apart. Keep in mind that you will be cutting through both pieces of fleece at the same time to ensure the fringe is the same size.
Repeat Step 3 with other sides of the blanket.
Tie each matching fringe piece together in a knot. This will tie the first fleece piece to the second, forming the blanket. Do this to every piece of fringe so the entire blanket is tied together.
Line up both scarf pieces together so they are perfectly aligned.
Place the 2-inch piece of paper on one corner of the scarf. Cut out the corner of the scarf. Repeat this with the other three corners of the scarf.
Put a yard stick on top of the scarf, 2 1/2 inches from the top of the scarf. Cut your fringe along one side of the scarf--2 1/2 inches long and 1 inch apart. Repeat this with the other three sides of the scarf.
Tie together each matching piece of fringe. Tie the fringe into knots to ensure they do not come undone. Do this to the entire perimeter of the scarf so the first fleece piece is completely tied to the second.
Things You'll Need
- For Blanket
- 2 pieces of fleece, 2 yards long, 40 inches wide
- 4-by-4-inch piece of paper
- For Scarf
- 2 pieces of fleece, 1/2 yard to 1 yard long, 9 inches wide
- 2-by-2-inch piece of paper
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