This easy no sew fleece baby blanket tutorial is one of the easiest projects you'll make all without getting a sewing machine out!
I'm going to share with you one of my favorite gifts to get at a baby shower: baby blankets!
I've always wanted a big family. This holiday season, we've announced to our family and friends that we are becoming a family of six this upcoming spring! We're so excited about our growing family.
With that many babies, you can never have enough blankets! It also makes a super thoughtful gift giving that you can do in less than an hour.
Supplies Needed for Making a Baby Blanket
- Patterned Fleece (here's a link to baby patterns)
- Solid Fleece
- Post-It Note (as a pattern)
DIY No Sew Fleece Blanket for Baby Instructions
The following are step by step instructions to make your own no-sew fleece blanket for your own baby or baby shower!
Step 1 // Choose the Fabric for the Blanket
Choose two fleece fabrics - one solid and one coordinating print. Using a contrasting fabric makes the blanket look a little more modern.
Step 2 // Align and Straighten the Fleece
Align the two fabrics together with the right sides out. This is important because you don't want the fabric to "pill". Anti-pill solid fleece have fuzz on the right (good) side.
Step 3 // Trim the Fleece
Using scissors, trim the two pieces so they are the same size. Depending where the fleece blanket is used, here are the various sizes for a baby blanket:
Sizes for Fleece Baby Blanket
- Stroller: 30" x 35"
- Receiving: 40" x 40"
- Toddler: 42" x 52"
- Swaddler: 47" x 47"
Step 4 // Cut the Corners
Using a standard size sticky note as a pattern, cut out each of the four corners with the fleece aligned. Post-It notes are typically 3 inches by 3 inches. If you want LONGER flanges, you can cut a 5 inch by 5 inch space.
Step 5 // Cut Fringes
Next, cut a fringe through both layers of the fabric. They should be half an inch in width and cut in the length of the sticky note (typically 5"). I use a yardstick going from one cut corner to the next to help me keep the length even as I continue cutting the fabric.
Step 6 // Finishing the Baby Fleece Blanket
Next, tie the blanket ends together. Make sure that the blanket is laying flat on the table. It's easier if you start from left to right, going around the blanket! You can tie the pieces together just like you would tie a knot in a balloon. Go around and tie the fringes all together on all sides of the blankets.
Make sure they are tied securely by pulling them taught.
How adorable is this blanket?! Check out my DIY wall letters for nursery project if you are in the making stuff mood!