Easy No-Sew Fleece Tie Blanket (4 Steps with Video!)

When the temperature begins to drop, a comfy blanket is the factor I attain for first. With the seasons altering, I assumed making a straightforward no-sew fleece blanket could be simply the factor to start out off the chilly season proper.

And this no-sew fleece tie blanket is straightforward and enjoyable to create. It will make an amazing reward as nicely, and you might use enjoyable vacation materials!

It solely takes 4 steps to go from a pile of cloth to a completed blanket, and I’ll present you the way! For this cozy submit, we’re partnering with Fiskars—our go-to model for cloth crafting and stitching tasks.

They supply high quality merchandise and nice crafting instruments that you need to use in your crafting provides for years to return. We additionally love that they’re handy to seize since their provides can be found at Walmart!

fleece no sew blanket draped over a chair

What’s a no-sew fleece tie blanket?

A no-sew fleece blanket is a straightforward strategy to create a fast blanket by laying two layers of fleece cloth collectively and reducing strips across the sides of the material. Tying these strips collectively in a balloon knot (identical to you’d tie a balloon) offers you a completed blanket edge with none stitching!

What number of yards of cloth do I would like for a no-sew fleece blanket?

Whereas the dimensions of your blanket is as much as you, you’ll need at the very least 1.5 to 2 yards of fleece to make a blanket. You need to use the smaller quantity for a kid’s blanket, however you’ll in all probability need the total 2 yards if making one which’s meant to be shared or for an grownup.

 two layers of fleece lined up for a no sew blanket

Provides:
–cloth scissors
-1.5 or 2 yards of fleece cloth in two colours/patterns (get the identical quantity for every coloration)
–rotary cutter, cloth ruler, and reducing mat (non-compulsory however useful and it additionally is available in a set!)
-paper or skinny cardboard for reducing template (non-compulsory)

Right here’s a fast video tutorial to make your individual no-sew fleece blanket, or preserve scrolling to see the textual content and picture tutorial:

1. Trim your cloth:

Place your two fleece materials on the ground and line them up collectively one of the best you possibly can. Use a rotary cutter, cloth ruler, and mat (or just use cloth scissors) to chop off any curled ends or edges of the material that don’t line up precisely.

Simply eyeball it to get the general rectangular form as whilst you possibly can, however after you have all of it finished, you received’t have the ability to inform if one space is reduce a bit of bit extra slender or large.

Observe: In case you are utilizing blizzard fleece, the appropriate facet of the material is extra nubby and the incorrect facet is extra easy, so put the nubby sides going through out whenever you line up your materials collectively.

Is there a sort of fleece that’s greatest for a no-sew tied blanket?

Polar fleece is a well-liked selection for a no-sew tie blanket. It is available in anti-pill and non-anti-pill, so if getting these little tablet balls on cloth is a priority after just a few washings, select an anti-pill choice.

There are totally different weights of polar fleece, however since this blanket is a double layer one, skinny or medium weight will probably be heat sufficient. Attempt to choose the identical sort of fleece for each side of your cloth so it’ll put on evenly.

Blizzard fleece can be an amazing choice for a no-sew blanket. The standard is just not fairly nearly as good, however it’s typically cheaper, so choice when funds is a consideration.

Don’t choose an excessively thick fleece for a tie blanket (those that look extra like a thick sherpa materials) as they received’t lay as flat and will probably be tougher to tie.

5" square being cut out of the corner of a fleece no sew blanket

2. Reduce squares out of your corners:

On every nook of your blanket, reduce out a 5″ x 5″ sq. of cloth with a rotary cutter or cloth scissors. The strips that you’ll reduce subsequent will probably be 5″ lengthy, so taking out this nook will take away extra materials from the corners so issues look good and neat when finished.

strips being cut into a fleece no sew blanket

3. Reduce your 1″ strips to tie collectively:

Now you’re going to reduce 1″ large by 5″ lengthy strips alongside all the edges of your double layer cloth. You may both use a rotary cutter and cloth ruler, or use cloth scissors to make the cuts.

Some individuals could desire to simply eyeball the cuts after measuring out the primary few, or we advise you make a reducing template such as you see above!

Tip: Use a chunk of paper (or skinny cardboard like from a cereal field) and reduce 1″ strips which are 5″ lengthy throughout the size of it. Place the template in your cloth and reduce alongside the preexisting cuts to create even strips, shifting the template down as you go. Simple, and your cuts will all be even!

4. Tie your strips:

Now it’s time to complete your blanket! Tie every strip such as you would whenever you tie a balloon closed (it’s known as a balloon knot!) and work your approach down both sides till you’ve got every tie accomplished. As soon as all of your knots are tied, your blanket is able to use or reward!

Do some sides appear tougher to tie? It’s possible you’ll discover that some sides are a bit of simpler to tie than the others. It is because the fleece has a woven path that makes it a bit of stretchier whenever you pull it a method vs. one other.

5″ lengthy ties ought to nonetheless be lengthy sufficient to tie, even on the stingier facet, however you’ll discover it’s simpler to tie on the edges that provide you with that further stretch and people sides will go a bit of sooner.

fleece no sew blanket draped over a chair
fleece no sew blanket draped over a chair

How simple is that? I do know fleece blankets can have a variety of private sentiment for individuals since you may make them for buddies or household, they usually final for years.

It is a nice reward choice if you wish to be a bit of artful however wish to reward one thing helpful (and you may personalize each with coloration and sample choice!).

Utilizing nice instruments like Fiskars scissors and a rotary cutter additionally made this course of loads simpler (having high quality sharp blades is such a assist when making a variety of cuts).

I’m so happy with how my blanket turned out! Right here’s to a comfy upcoming season for us all! xo. Laura

FAQ

How do I wash a no-sew fleece blanket?

Wash your fleece blanket in chilly water on the light cycle and go simple on the detergent to maintain it trying its greatest. The light cycle is simpler on the fibers of the fleece and fewer cleaning soap retains detergent from sticking to your cloth and making it really feel tender.

Do I must pre-wash fleece earlier than making a no-sew fleece blanket?

No! Fleece doesn’t shrink when washed, so no must pre-wash it earlier than making your blanket. The standard function of that’s to let the material shrink earlier than making your merchandise so it received’t damage the size later.


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Simple strategy to make a no-sew tied fleece blanket

Price $15-$20

Yield 1 blanket

Cook dinner 2 hrs

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Directions

1. Trim your cloth

  • Place your two fleece materials on the ground and line them up collectively one of the best you possibly can. Use a rotary cutter, cloth ruler, and mat (or just use cloth scissors) to chop off any curled ends or edges of the material that don’t line up precisely. Simply eyeball it to get the general rectangular form as whilst you possibly can, however after you have all of it finished you received’t have the ability to inform if one space is reduce a bit of bit extra slender or large.

2. Reduce squares out of your corners:

  • On every nook of your blanket, reduce out a 5″ x 5″ sq. of cloth with a rotary cutter or cloth scissors. The strips that you’ll reduce subsequent will probably be 5″ lengthy so taking out this nook will take away extra materials from the corners so issues look good and neat when finished.

3. Reduce your 1″ strips to tie collectively:

  • Now you’re going to reduce 1″ large by 5″ lengthy strips alongside all the edges of your double layer cloth. You may both use a rotary cutter and cloth ruler or use cloth scissors to make the cuts. Some individuals could desire to simply eyeball the cuts after measuring out the primary few, or, we advise you …

  • Tip: Make a reducing template such as you see above! Use a chunk of paper (or skinny cardboard like from a cereal field) and reduce 1″ strips which are 5″ lengthy throughout the size of it. Place the template in your cloth and reduce alongside the preexisting cuts to create even strips shifting the template down as you go. Simple and your cuts will all be even!

4. Tie your strips

  • Now it’s time to complete your blanket! Tie every strip such as you would whenever you tie a balloon closed (it’s known as a balloon knot!) and work your approach down both sides till you’ve got every tie accomplished. As soon as all of your knots are tied, your blanket is able to use or reward!

Notes

Observe: In case you are utilizing blizzard fleece, the appropriate facet of the material is extra nubby and the incorrect facet is extra easy, so put the nubby sides going through out whenever you line up your materials collectively.
Do some sides appear tougher to tie? It’s possible you’ll discover that some sides are a bit of simpler to tie than the others and that’s as a result of the fleece has a woven path that makes it a bit of stretchier whenever you pull it a method vs. one other. 5″ lengthy ties ought to nonetheless be lengthy sufficient to tie, even on the stingier facet, however you’ll discover it’s simpler to tie on the edges that provide you with that further stretch and people sides will go a bit of sooner.
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