No-Sew Fleece Blanket

November 29, 2011 at 10:29 AM 5 comments

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.

Finally, grab the strip and push it back through the hole.

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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.)

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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!

Warmly,

Jen & Dee

Modesty Matters' No-Sew Fleece Blanket

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sara  |  November 29, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  • 2. Dee  |  November 30, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    LOL! That is the Florida version. The Indiana version uses 2 layers of fleece tied together. It is amazingly warm amd comfy! My daughter Hannah just made 5 of them in the last two days, just in time for our first snow! Thanks for sharing it! D

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  • 3. Keren Duchan  |  December 1, 2011 at 2:24 AM

    very cute! Great idea for a quick gift. It’s good to whip things up in a few minutes once on a while 🙂

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  • 4. csroth3  |  December 1, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    I like to sew too, when I have time. Just hopped over from bassgiraffe’s Thursday hop. Followed you w/Twitter. Hope you can visit me & follow back. I’m posting a December Hop on Saturday, link up now on my Blog Hops page. Cheryl
    http://hearttoheartathome.blogspot.com/

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  • 5. Alida  |  December 7, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this last week on Thingamajig Thursday!

    Hope to see you again!

    Alida
    radcrafter.com

    Reply

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