No Sew Fleece Blanket




Introduction: No Sew Fleece Blanket

Step by Step instructions to make a No-Sew Fleece blanket, brought to you by Your blanket can be any size. Fleece comes 60-inches wide, so your blanket can be 60 x ??? Your finished product will be about 10-inches smaller than the fabric you start with.

Step 1: Choose the Fabric

Choose a print and a contrasting or matching solid. I like to use strong, bold contrasts. You will need a solid and a print that are the same size. My sample uses a nice dark hunter green for the back.

Step 2: Line Up the Two Fabric Pieces.

Line up the two fabrics, right sides OUT. Anti-pill solids are FUZZY on the right side. Anti-pill prints will be more distinct on the front side. Regular prints are hard to tell -- use the side that appeals to you.

Step 3: Trim to the Same Size.

Trim the two pieces so that they are the same size.

Step 4: Cut Out the Corners

Cut a 5-inch square from each of the four corners.

Step 5: Cutting the Fringe

Cut fringe on all four sides of the blanket. Cut through both layers of fabric at the same time. Fringe pieces should be a little wider than the width of your finger. Cut in from the edge 5 inches. I like to lay a yard-stick across the fabric, 5 inches from the edge so that I know how far in to make my cut.

Step 6: Begin Tying Knots

Leave your blanket laying flat on the surface, with all fringes lined up. I find it easier to start tying from the left and work right, going around the blanket. If you are left-handed, you may find it easier to start on the right and work left. These knots are called balloon knots... tie them just like you would if tying off a balloon! You can also tie a knot like you would make with a shoe lace. That kind of knot will be easier if your hands are arthritic.

Step 7: Continue Around the Blanket

Tie all the fringes together on all four sides of the blanket. You are Finished! Wasn't that easy? All the knots should be snug up to the blanket, but not too tight. The finished blanket should lay flat.

Tip: If your blanket is square (all four sides the same length) you can turn the top so that the stretch goes in the opposite direction of the stretch on the bottom piece. This gives a more stable blanket.

Use the same directions to make pillows... if you have a 12-inch pillow form, cut two pieces of fabric that are 24-inches square. Tie three sides, insert the pillow form and then finish tying the 4th side.

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60 Discussions

Yes. Whatever length you want the fringe to be is what size you cut the square. 5x5 for 5" fringe. 4x4 for 4" fringe. 3x3 for 3" fringe.

Just as it suggests, as you would tie a balloon you've just blown up.

You can also use masking tape in place of a yard stick to do your cutting. Just lay across fabric to do your 1" (or whatever width you chose) up to the 3", 4", 5", etc to match your square size.

So easy and such a nice little blanket!

A friend of mine makes these as gifts and they always go over really well :)


1 year ago

Brilliant idea!

I made some! They are very easy and fun, and are a great multi-tasking project (I tied mine while watching TV). I recommend 1 yard for a child's blanket, and 2+ for an adult blanket, depending on what you want to use it for. I finished making a child's blanket last night, and it only took me about two hours. I haven't quite finished the adult's blanket yet, but I think it will take between 2 1/2 and 3 hours.


2 years ago

This is a great tutorial! The pictures are a little dark, though.

Here's a new step-by-step tutorial--with awesome pictures :)


It only took us 20 minutes and we made to blankets super fun and easy

I got to make one at young women. It was so fun. I am thinking of making more of my own. Also, you can make them for this project called "Project Linus". If you buy Fleece from and get fleece to make for the Project Linus. The promo code is "LINUS".

I can't wait to get started, as I have seen some a friend has made for her grandchildren they are gorgeous and practical

lisa.redmondknight- get a person to come over and help you. Then grab each end and give them a tug. They won't be bunched up after that.


2 years ago

my 2 granddaughters age 13 made a blanket last evening in about 2 hours they are beautiful! The girls love them, I love them!

My best friends mother would make these for her kids all the time, thanks for reminding me how to make them. :)

What would the measurements be for a lap size blanket, single size, double, queen and king. Thanks