Braid Edge Fleece Blanket




Introduction: Braid Edge Fleece Blanket

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This easy braid edge fleece blanket is cuddly and soft without the hard knots of no sew fleece blankets. This project is ideal for beginning sewers.

Step 1: Measure and Cut a 3" X 3" Square of Fabric From Each Corner

For this project you will need:

2-3 yards of fleece



Sewing Machine - with zigzag stitch

Step 2: Fold and Sew the Folded Edge

Fold the blanket over 2.5"-3". Using a zigzag stitch, stitch all the way around the blanket.

Step 3: Cut Slits

Cut 1.5" wide slits all the way around the blanket.

Step 4: Braid the Edge

Starting at a corner, grab one of the cut loops. Pull the next loop through the first loop.

Step 5: Pull the Next Loop Through the First Loop.

Working 1 loop at a time, pull the next loop through the loop you're holding.

Step 6: Work All the Way Around the Blanket

Loop by loop, work your way around the blanket.

Step 7: Keep Braiding Until All 4 Edges Are Done.

Hand or machine sew the last loop to the blanket.

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    4 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago on Step 7

    How do you cut/braid the corners? My corners were bulky and looser than the rest of the braid on the sides. Could you show pictures of how you cut and braided the corners?


    2 years ago

    I have the perfect fabric in my basement right now. Thanks.


    2 years ago

    Nice! Hmmm, looks like I could make a custom size for my camper beds. And you don't have to use 2 layers of fleece, which I think is too warm to use as either a throw or bed blanket. Thanks for the very clear and useful project!


    2 years ago

    That would hold a lot better than the tie blankets, we'll have to try it next time we make some :)