Monday, February 1, 2010

NO SEW Fleece Blanket Tutorial

This is my kind of project. I can sew but when a project I like is a no sew project I'm happy with that.


2 pieces of polar fleece, I like to use two different patterns, one for the front and one for the back. For this blanket I used four yards all together (each side 2 yards) but you can use any size you want.

Scissors or one of those roller cutters

A tape measure or yard stick

A piece of paper


1. Start by trimming the salvage from your fleece

2. Next lay your two pieces of fabric on top of one another with the good sides facing out. If you look closely at the fleece one side will look more fuzzy than the other...that is the bad side. Those sides should be inside.

3. Make sure your two pieces of fleece line up, if not trim accordingly. Fleece is pretty forgiving and stretches easily when working with it so it doesn't have to be eactly perfect.

Here's my little buddy helping

4. Next cut a 5x5 square from a piece of paper. Use this piece to cut out all four corners from your fleece. This is how it will look when finished.

5. Once all four corners are cut take your yard stick or tape measure and line it up from corner to corner. This allows you to get the same length of tassle cuts. If your blanket is longer than the yard stick then just move your stick along as you go.

6. Start cutting your tassles. Make each cut about an inch apart. Make sure you cut through both pieces of fabric. Do this on all four sides of the blanket.

7. Once all sides are given tassles, start tying them off. I start by doing every other one. Once that is done flip the blanket over and tie off the rest. Some people choose to do double knots and that is fine too. Just keep it mind that your tassles will be a bit shorter.

8. That's it .....your you have a nice cozy blanket. And the best part? You didn't even have to dust off the old sewing machine.

Here's another one I made for my daughters car seat blanket. It's not completely no sew since I sewed the little patch on.


  1. Loooooooooove it! I made tiny little fleece bags using this technique. So easy, so fun. What a cute fleecy print you chose.

  2. i always wanted to know how to make one of these
    thank you so much for the tutorial
    many blessings

  3. a friend made one for my son when he was born, now that I know how maybe I will make two...for my sister in law having twins!

  4. These will be GREAT Christmas gifts for the grandchildren and any children for that matter...thank you so much!

  5. Do you have to pre-wash the fabric?

  6. Love this idea! I am going to try and make a few for Christmas gifts this year. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thankyou! I had no idea how easy these were! All my gift dilemmas are gone!

  8. splendid digg desing templates


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