Tutorial: DIY Tied Fleece Blankets

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I’m so glad you’re here!  I don’t do a lot of crafty posts, but this is one of my favorites because they are so easy and inexpensive to make, plus they make a lovely and cozy gifts. Come to think of it, I’m snuggled up in this exact blanket right now as I’m writing this!

These hand-tied blankets are fabulous – here are just some of the ones I made with my blogger buddies for a pre-Thanksgiving charitable event called #GivingTuesday.  Then we donated them all to a local children’s hospital.  Soft, cuddly blankets for sick kids, what could be better?

Tutorial on easy tied fleece blankets. These are just a few of the ones I've made

Here’s a few of the different blankets I’ve made for #GivingTuesday

As you can see, they are quick and easy enough that you can make a bunch of them, although we had a LOT of help with these.  We had about 25 bloggers plus a whole Troop of Girl Scouts!

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Tutorial for easy tied fleece blankets. This is ALL the blankets we made for #GivingTuesday. So yes, I've made just a FEW of these tied blankets.

This is how many blankets we made in one evening for #GivingTuesday

 

Tutorial on easy tied fleece blankets. This is my cute friend Lindsay.

This is a picture of my friend Lindsay, just because she looks so dang cute!

Easy Tutorial on how to tie pretty FLUFFY Fleece Blankets. These are so easy and inexpensive to make and they make WONDERFUL gifts.

So, I’m going to share all my BEST tips with you on how to make these fleece blankets.  Since I’ve made so many of them, I’ve learned some good tips on what to do and what not (knot?) to do.

This is a fun project for kids too.  You may need to do the cutting for them, but they can easily help tie the blankets and I’ve got a fun idea at the end for kids to use up the scraps for their own little project.

Fabric Selection

Fleece fabric is available at any fabric store in a variety of colors and patterns for a pretty reasonable price.  I like to use a bold pattern with a contrasting backing, but you can chose whatever combination you like best.  Here are some ideas for your blankets.

Here are some cute fleece fabrics I thought you might like for your own blankets.  These are available on Amazon.

Owl Fleece
SnowmanFleece
Buffalo Plaid Fleece

The fabric typically comes in a 60 inch width. So to make a square blanket, you need to get about a yard and 2/3rds, although you can make a longer blanket if you prefer. You’ll want to get identical amounts of both the pattern and the backing fabric.

There are different weights of fleece – thin, medium, and thick. If possible, go for the medium weight – the thick is too felt-like and the thin doesn’t make for a nice soft blanket.

Once you have the material, you are ready to start preparing your blanket.

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to learn how to prepare the fabric.

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Comments

  1. These are fun and easy to do. We’ve made them at VBS and Girl Scouts. The hardest part for me is getting the fabric because I don’t have a craft or fabric store nearby. There is one Michael’s, but they don’t really carry a lot of fabric. This is a downside of living in a congested area – no room for the wonderful Hobby Lobby or giant, well-stocked Walmart! I’ve ordered fleece from Amazon, but one batch came with a hole in the middle, which was a hassle.

  2. Its so sweet how you guys make these blankets for the kiddos!!Thanks for sharing on how you make it!

  3. Love the easy peasy tutorial. Thank you so much. Found you on pinterest.

  4. Love the easy peasy tutorial. Thank you so much. Found you on pinterest.

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