There’s nothing like the warmth and coziness of a fleece blanket, especially on those chilly nights. Here are instructions for making a no-sew fleece blanket from two pieces of fleece fabric. Fleece usually comes 60″ wide and you can cut it to whatever length you want. Keep in mind that your finished blanket will be about ten inches smaller than your cut fabric.
*We adapted the instructions for this fleece blanket from this Instructables guide, but you can also follow this video guide:
How To Make A DIY Fleece Blanket Without Any Sewing
Choose Your Fabric
You will need two pieces of fleece, cut to the same size. A good rule of thumb is to choose a print and a matching solid. Of course, you’re free to choose whatever you like, so if you want to mix it up, go for it!
Line Up and Trim Your Fabric
Place your two fabric pieces together, one on top of the other, right sides out. Trim them so that they are the exact same size.
Cut the Corners
Measure and cut a five-inch square from each of the four corners.
Cut the Fringe
Cut about a 1″ fringe on all four sides of the fleece. You will be cutting in five inches to match the corners that you cut out. It may be helpful to use a yardstick or other long straight-edge to lay across the fabric to keep you from cutting too far and to keep all the cuts uniform in length. Cut through both pieces at the same time.
Tie the Knots
Leaving the blanket on a flat surface, begin tying knots in the fringe. You will tie them just as you would tie a balloon. If there is another kind of knot that is easier for you or that you like better, you can use that as well. The key is to make the knots snug against the fabric, but not too tight. You want to make sure that it lies flat. Continue around all four edges until all the fringe is tied.
That’s it! You now have a cuddly, warm fleece blanket – no sewing required!
**This also works nicely for making pillows: Cut fabric to about twice the size of a pillow form, tie three sides, insert the form and finish tying the last side.