How to Make a No Sew Fleece Blanket

If you want to make a comfy personalized blanket of your own and don’t have access to a sewing machine, you’ve come to the right place.  Keep warm or give cozy handmade gifts with this quick and easy DIY No Sew Fleece Blanket tutorial.

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Materials

No Sew Fleece Blanket DIY Tutorial Materials

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Instructions

Step 1: Line up the fabric

Before lining up the fabric, make sure to trim off the selvage of both fleece pieces.  Line the two fleeces together with the right side facing the outside.  You’ll notice that the wrong side is a little faded, and the right side is crisper.

You can pin the two fleeces together to help keep them in place, but this is optional.


Step 2: Cut the corners & fringe

Cut 5 by 5 inch squares out of the four corners, measuring with the ruler.

Then, cut 5 inch strips, 1 inch wide, along the four sides of the fleece. You can use the ruler to make sure the lines are straight.


Step 3: Tie the knots

Tie the two pieces of opposite fringe together in a knot by looping it through and pushing upwards.  Finish tying the fringe into knots on all four sides, and the blanket is complete.


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these blankets tend to come apart after some use. can I tie a double knot?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sure, it may not look as nice but should hold together better.
Why do you cut a 5 in square out of each corner?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: So that you can tie the knots at the corners.
how do I KEEP THE SICISSORS SHARP ?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We suggest having a pair of scissors that is for fabric only to keep them sharp. Any of these would work for fabric: www.onlinefabricstore.net/product-group-tools.aspx?product=scissors-and-shears
I bought a printed fleece for a baby blanket (no sew). I was able to measure the selvage edges from the printed pattern to get a nice straight edge, but the cut from the bolt edges are crooked from the pattern. When I lay it out I can see that the pattern is straight in some areas and really printed crooked in others. How do I get a nice squared straight edge along the top and bottom? Will it matter that my pattern (sort of a block with an animal in it) is not straight on the 2 edges. Was going to cut along the blocks for a straight edge but that won't work.
A shopper on Oct 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure you could do much about making the pattern straight unless you really cut into the size of the blanket. I think with the fringed edge though you wouldn't really notice that the pattern isn't the most even.
Could I use faux fur fabric for the no-tie blanket?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't. Faux fur will fray and would not be great for a no sew project.
Am I suppose to cut the selvage pieces before put the to fleece together?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You put the 2 pieces of fleece together, then cut through both of the layers around the edges.
I would like to do a Penn State blanket. Can I use solid color such as blue or gray fleece instead of black?
A C on Aug 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! We have many solid colors: www.onlinefabricstore.net/product-group-fleece.aspx?design=solid
What size do you suggest to make a baby blanket?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The average baby blanket dimensions are typically 34 x 46 inches. You can add 8 inches to the height and width to account for the fringe.