No-Sew Fleece Blanket
No-Sew, Single Layer, Fleece Blanket
Here is a fantastic opportunity to make something without having to sew! This particular project is great for creative kids & adults who love to make things, and is often used as a “Project Linus” donation when completed.
All you need is 1½ yard of no-pill fleece (it won’t ravel or pill up), a ruler, a marking pen or pencil, a pair of sharp scissors, and about an hour of free time.
1st – Remove the selvages off of the two sides.
2nd – (Optional) Square off the end/edge where they cut it at the fabric store. They usually cut it unevenly.
Then, cut a 4” X 4” square out of each of the four corners. I have my fabric folded over so that I am cutting two layers (two corners) at once.
Now, use a pencil, evaporating fabric marker, or chalk to mark a line four inches above the raw edge, connecting the inner corners of the squares you just cut out. This line will be your “stopping point” with your scissors.
Yes, I am a little uneven here, but it will not be evident in the final product. This is such a forgiving project!
Next – Using a ruler for a guide, cut one inch strips (doesn’t have to be exact) up to the line you just made. My fabric is still folded over, so I am cutting two strips simultaneously.
Fold each strip all the way up to where it meets the body of the blanket, and snip a small section in the middle of each strip creating a hole.
Tug lightly. Continue this all the way around the blanket. (It looks really nice if you only pull every other one [strip] through the hole from the top-side, and the remaining strips pull through the hole from the bottom-side.)
That’s all there is to it! Now, you have a finished blanket. These make great gifts, sporting event bench warmers, ministry donations, travel blankets, and more! You can even customize them by using favorite college team colors. Have fun!
Jen & Dee
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