How To Make No-Sew Fleece Blankets

My kids LOVE their no-sew fleece blankets and take them on every road trip we’ve ever been on. And they are so simple to make and to clean – why not!

So, if you’re looking for the perfect, simple, inexpensive gift to give, look no further!

Follow these simple step-by-step instructions and you’ll be a pro in no-time at all. 🙂

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Let’s start with the basics.

I like to use a pattern & a plain colored fleece, so have fun picking out your specific colors. I am making an adult size today, but here are the dimensions for smaller size blankets: 2 yds = adult size blanket; 1.5 yd = toddler; 1 yd = baby.

Get scissors ready plus a card measuring 4″ x 4″ to use as a guide for the corners. OK – let’s keep going. 

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Layout your fleece on top of each other. Smooth out wrinkles and match up edges as best you can. *Don’t pull too much as fleece has a bit of stretch to it.

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Trim the edges.

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Using your 4×4 card template, place on corner and cut out. Do this on all four corners.

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Start cutting 4″ to 4.5″ strips along the edge – depending on how long you want your fringe. *I’m cutting mine about 1 1/4″ long. And about 1/5″ wide. (there is no wrong dimension, just be consistent)

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After you cut the four inch strips, fold them up.

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Carefully make a small slit on the fold. This is your hole for ‘tying’ your fringe, so the smaller the better.

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Simply turn the strip up & pull down inside, through the slit. (creating a much less bulky knot)

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Tug gently to make it taut.

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Continue down the row with each strip.

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This knotting gives the blanket a nice look to the plain color side of the blanket. Also no bulky knots to poke you in the back when you are wrapped up in it!

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Here is what your patterned side should look like.

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Wasn’t that easy?! And won’t these make great gifts?

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