Part of me feels guilty even calling this a tutorial since it is so simple and quick to make a tied fleece blanket. It’s a no-sew way to give a fun, personalized gift to someone who likes to be cozy in the winter (and that is pretty much everyone!).
Make these when you have a little stretch of time. Binge watching Netflix episodes of The Good Life or This Is Us seems like a perfect time to me!
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- 1-1/2 yards each of a print and a solid fleece and scissors. That’s it.
Let’s make a tied fleece blanket!
Step One: Lay your fleece out on a hard surface. A large floor space works great for this. I move my couches out of the way to make space. It’s always a good idea to make sure the floor is fairly clean and it’s swept (this avoids getting pet hair on your blanket). Lay the two pieces right sides out. In general, fleece has no “right side”, but you can pick the fuzzier sides and lay them facing out. Whatever faces out will be what you see. Use your scissors to trim both pieces to the same size.
Step Two: Using your scissors simple cut into the fleece approximately every inch to the depth of your scissors. In other words, cut 3″ into your fleece at 1″ apart. You will automatically create the squared-out corners as you cut.
Step Three: Now all you need to do is take the time to tie each of those sets together. I simply scoot around on my floor, leaving the blanket in one spot so that the ties stay matched up.
Step Four: You may notice that the edges of the blanket will start to bunch up (see picture). Simply stretch it out gently but firmly. Fleece is one of those fabric that tends to do what you want it to do. That is why I love it!
Step Five: Toss your blanket in the washer with a good amount of fabric softener, and tumble dry.
Step Six: It’s snuggle time!
I have a few of these left to make for Christmas. I like to personalize the fabric prints and colors with the recipients taste. In my experience, these blankets are always well-received and well-used!
If you love the look but do not want to make your own, check out these blankets on Amazon:
Happy crafting, friends!
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