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Fuzzy Fleece Fun - Make Your Own Fleece Blanket


Fuzzy Fleece Fun –
Make Your Own Fleece Blanket

Polarfleece is popular! This easy-care fabric is fun to use and offers extra cozy comfort for clothing or blankets.

Fleece blankets are simple to make, and they make excellent baby or housewarming gifts, as well as super send-offs for summer camp or college. Fleece is available in solids, cartoon images, animal prints, sports logo patterns, holiday themes and countless other designs.

Pick up a couple of your favorite fleeces at the fabric or craft store, and you can whip up a fleece blanket in less than an hour.

Most fleece fabrics are sold in 58”/60” widths. For a square blanket, you will need to purchase 1.33 yards of two different fabrics. For a rectangular blanket, buy the yardage you desire. Coordinate your fabrics to fit your own taste!

Create your own fleece blanket, using either the NO-SEW or SEW SIMPLE method:

Make Your Own Fleece Blanket – No-Sew Method

Spread one fleece fabric out flat on the floor or another large surface, right side down. Place the second fabric on top, right side up. Carefully smooth out all wrinkles. Try to prevent both fleece fabrics from stretching, as you square them out together.

Using a ruler or yardstick, cut a 2” square from each corner, through both thicknesses of fleece fabric.

Next, snip 1 1/2”-wide strips all the way along each of the four sides. Try to cut these to a uniform depth of 4” each.

Beginning at one corner, tie each pair of strips (one of each fleece fabric) together in a half knot. Make your knots match, as closely as possible, all the way around all four sides.

Once you reach the final corner of your blanket, you are done!

Make Your Own Fleece Blanket – Sew Simple Method

Spread one fleece fabric out flat on the floor or another large surface, right side up. Place the second fabric on top, right side down. (The two layers of fleece fabric will have their right sides facing one another at this point.)

Carefully smooth out all wrinkles. Try to prevent both fleece fabrics from stretching, as you square them out together.

Using straight pins (available in the sewing notions department of a fabric or craft store), fasten both layers of fleece fabric together, all the way around.

Set your sewing machine to a knit stitch selection or a narrow zig-zag stitch. Machine-stitch the two fleece fabric layers together. Begin in the center of one side, and stitch all the way around, leaving about 6” open for turning.

Remove all pins. Carefully snip corner edges. Turn blanket right side out. Slip-stitch seam opening closed.

If you wish, you can top-stitch all the way around the edge for a professional look. You might also tie your blanket every few inches with a soft yarn to prevent it from bunching with repeated washings.

That’s all it takes for a cozy fleece blanket!

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