Here is my middle brother with his flame fleece blanket.
And here is my youngest brother's bed with his Nemo blanket and fleece tie pillow.
****To print these instructions you can download them as a PDF here.****
No Sew Fleece Blanket Instructions:
You will need:
- Two lengths of fleece. (The length size is up to you. My brothers each used 1 yard lengths for their blankets and they are perfect for curling up with, but don't cover their whole beds. My fleece blanket is made with 1 1/2 yard lengths and I use it to cover my double bed. My father's blanket is made with lengths that are 2 yards each and if perfect for a covering everyone on the whole couch, but it is really heavy.)
- Yard stick or tape measure
~Here is a diagram I made to sort of illustrate the steps below.~
1. Trim the salvage edges of each length of fleece. (That means trim the sides which are usually folded in and have little holes in them.)
2. On a large, flat surface lay the two lengths of fleece out. Lay the first length face down and the second length face up on top of the first.
3. Trim both layers of fleece to make them square and the same exact size.
4. Cut 4" squares out of the four corners of the stacked fleece.
5. Now you are going to cut fringe along all the sides. Lay a yard stick or tape measure from one inside corner of the cut square to the another.
6. Cut every 1" (using a ruler as a guide) from the edge of the fleece to the yard stick or tape measure. (That will be 4".)
7. Cut fringe on all the sides.
8. Tie the fringe together. (The first step when you are tying a shoe, do it twice.)
9. Work around the whole blanket tying the fringe.
And that's it!
Have fun with this project. As seen in the third photo, you can adapt this to make a pillow. Just work with smaller lengths of fleece and before you finish tying around the whole blanket stuff the fleece with cotton batting.
As always, you are welcome to share any photos of completed projects using the ideas on this blog. You can email me photos or links. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Now, go find some fleece!