In this post, we compiled some of the best DIY fleece blanket tutorials from around the internet. Scroll through our list to find inspiring designs!
Imagine yourself curling up with a cup of tea and a good book, snuggled up in a fleece blanket you just made. A fleece blanket that you could also present as a perfect handmade gift for a loved one.
Make one and add it to a gift basket, topped up with any comfort item in the lines of movies, books, candles, and chocolate, and you’d have improvised a perfect gift for your beloved one.
Perfect to snuggle in and stay warm, aren’t DIY fleece blanket just perfect! Soft, cuddly and super-soft.
They also don’t fray, which is to say you won’t be sewing them at all.
Better, making one isn’t complicated as thought. If anything all you have to do is follow this simple DIY craft tutorial and that’s pretty much like it.
Below, we’ll outline some ways you can make your own!
This is an ideal choice of DIY fleece blanket for someone with a big space to spread it out. Works even better for a family living room – where you can easily snuggle in while binge watching or catching an episode of your favorite TV series on Netflix.
Materials You’ll Need
To make the blanket as guided by the craftyblogstalker, you’d have to start by getting two different fabrics of similar size. Keep in mind that you’re NOT limited as to the size of the fabric you can use. If anything you’re allowed to choose anywhere between 1.5 to 3 yards (that is, 1.3 to 2.7 meters) of fabric.
But what’s important is for you to make sure that all the edges are all lined up together.
The two fleece you pick must have complementary colors for a visually appealing combination and pattern. Try playing around with the different combinations until you’re satisfied with the final combination you make.
Some combination may fail to make any sense to you at first. But wait until you’re done with making the blanket and you’d be surprised by how great they actually look together after you’re done.
Spread the two fleece fabric out, one on top of the other. And while at it, make sure the fabric that’s more brightly colored is laid facing out, and laid in such a way that their ends and corners actually match. Consider trimming to straighten them up if needed.
Simple logic dictates that you get enough room space to spread out the fabrics. You can use your living room floor, the kitchen table or any other flat space to spread out the fabric as long as there are no bumps.
Get a pair of scissors and slit the fabrics into splits along the sides of the edges, one inch apart – 2 to 4 inches deep depending on the size of your fabric.
The strips you cut don’t necessarily need to be uniform. But try as much as you possibly can to maintain the same size. If the irregularities are pretty small, then you can be sure no one will even notice them by just looking at your DIY fleece blanket.
One trick to use is to try using the width of your thumb to approximate the sizes of the slits. If your thumb is smaller, then try using the distance between the tip of the thumb and its first knuckle to estimate the size of the strips.
Now go ahead and tie every single one of the slits on the top layer to their corresponding slits at the bottom layer using a double knot.
To tie the corners, start by making a 3 x 3 inch square at each of the corners and cut them out. You can then proceed to subsequent splits and tie them together as per the earlier explanation.
Once you’re done going around the fabric, tying down all the slits, then you’d have successfully created a tied fleece blanket for yourself or for gifting any of your friends and family member with one or two comfort items for accompaniment.
DIY sewn fleece blankets flaunt a great look. The method used in making one, as directed by scatteredthoughofacraftmom, is also pretty simple and straightforward and can be used to make almost any size of fleece blanket.
Once you’re done making it you can decide on whether to keep it for yourself or gift it as a present to someone you truly care about.
For a softer fleece blanket, consider using a minky/cuddly fabric. You’re also NOT limited as to the size of a fleece blanket you can make.
Get your fleece fabric and lay it out on a flat surface. You can thereafter use your pair of scissors to straighten out the poor cut edges.
Fold the edges of the fleece fabric about an inch, and pin them together if possible. You’re allowed to start with any edge of your choice.
At this point, you can adjust the setting on your sewing machine to long and wide zigzag. Now go ahead and sew the fleece fabric right over the edges.
Once you’re done with sewing one side of the fabric, proceed to the next one and use the instructions above to again sew it along the edges. Go around sewing all the edges until you’re done with sewing all the four sides of the fabric.
That’s pretty much like it. You have basically succeeded in creating a snuggly fleece blanket for yourself or to gift someone else.
As you can see, the process is NOT complicated at all. All you have to do is get a soft and cuddly fleece blanket and follow the guidelines provided to turn it into an awesome fleece blanket you’ll certainly love.
You don’t have to be really good with stitching to make the blanket. If you can’t sew, don’t fret. Just get the fabric and find an experienced tailor to help you out with stitching the edges.
There you have it – clear, step-by-step guidelines on how to make sewn and tied fleece blankets. Depending on your preferences and materials at your disposal, it’s upon you to decide on the blanket to make.
But if forced for an opinion or piece of advice, then we reckon our advice will be more lopsided towards the tied blanket, which is not only appealing but super cozy and warm considering it consists of two layers of fabric.