Happy Make It Monday!
Since school has started or will be starting over the next few weeks, this week I am doing a school theme. For today’s Make It Monday, I have made a no-sew blanket. I realize these are all over the web but I thought I would go ahead and show my version of how-to make them. Making these are so easy and when someone asks where I got it from, I can easily tell them I made it.
Let’s get started…
Things You’ll Need:
- 2 pieces of Fleece Fabric
- Fabric Scissors
- Paper Clips
- Sewing Tape Measure
I’ve made a few of these over the years. Last year I even made a just the right size for my mom’s dog as she loves to steal our blankets so she can cover up. The ones I’ve made has been with one side of NOLA Saints while the other side is with LSU. (I’m from Louisiana, what did you expect?! 😂 For this particular project I decided I would make one for my youngest cousin is going off to college in a couple of weeks. I thought the purple and turquoise was cute but not too girlish since her school colors were nowhere to be found.
Choose which fleece fabric you want to use. If your a fan like I am for two teams, you can do such as Saints on one side and LSU on the other, or if you just want a one-sided you could do such as LSU on one side and Purple or Yellow on the other. They have so many different choices, the options are endless. I purchase all my fleece fabrics from Hobby Lobby, but any place such as Jo-Anne’s and Walmart also has different fleece patterns.
You also want to decide what size blanket you want. Since I’m 5’10 I have them cut enough to make mine 6 feet long. For my cousin, I had them cut 2.5 yards worth knowing I would be trimming it down a bit. If you’re making one for a small child, baby, or dog; I get them to cut 1.5 yards just in case knowing I can trim it down to what I want.
Lay one piece of the fabric facing down while the other piece is lined up as much as possible right side up. Since these are ‘raw’ pieces of fabric, the edges at least on the long sides will need to be trimmed off. If you look closely you can see little small dots; I trim right next to those so I get those cut off.
Using the paper clips, they’re easier than pins to me, go all the way around placing one every few inches where both pieces of fabric are together. Then go around and see what else needs to be trimmed off by flipping just the edges towards the inside. I didn’t have much.
Using the tape measure, measure out 4 by 4 inches at each corner. I placed another paper clip so I could use it to see where to cut. Then just go all the way around making strips 5 inches. Some say 4 inches but I have found 5 inches make it easier to tie and the tie to stay. I make a double knot on each strip. Click here for quick video. Only cut a few strips at a time as it can sometimes be confusing on what is what if things get unlined.
I’ve never used the micro fleece fabric before but I think I like it a lot better than the fleece I’ve used to make my other blankets with. It’s easier to tie and feels a lot softer. Another thing about the micro fleece is that it seems to be a lot heavier than the other, which in a way could be a good thing if it’s super cold.
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