How to Make No Sew Fleece Blankets and Scarves

Some of you will say it is way too early to start thinking about winter. While others such as myself say it is never too early.  I love these no sew blankets and scarves. They make great Christmas gifts.  I have donated over 100 of these blankets and scarves to the High School Band for their fundraisers.  I make them in the school colors and parents love them.  Football season works best to use for your fundraisers as it is getting cold and everyone loves to sport their school colors.

These are easy to make and no sewing skills are needed.  If you can hold scissors and cut then this is your craft.  I love to shop the sales at Jo-Annâs and usually will pay no more than $3.99 a yard for fleece.  Sometimes if you check out their clearance or remnant racks you can find the best deals.

Once you find a solid color look for a contrasting printed fleece to make the cutest blankets and scarves.  Your imagination can lead to endless creations and make a gift everyone will love.  You could even make these to match and College or Professional team colors for those special gifts. Your kids can even help you and have fun also.  I hope you have fun with this project.  As Always Happy Crafting!


The picture above is how your corners will look after cutting them.  The picture below is how a blanket will look once you have all your corners cut and the 1″ interval strips cut as well.

 

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 3 yds fleece print
  • 3 yds fleece solid
  • Scissors or rotary cutter & mat
  • Tape measure

DIRECTIONS:
TIP: Cut both layers of fleece at the same time.

BLANKET
1. From each piece of fleece, cut a 56″x70″ rectangle.
2. Place fleece rectangles wrong sides together.
3. Cut out one 7″ square from each corner of both fleece pieces.
4. To make the fringe, cut 7″ into fleece at 1″ intervals around all sides of both top and bottom.
5. Knot fringed pieces together around entire blanket, using 1 strand from the front fabric layer and 1 strand from the back fabric layer.

 

SCARF
1. Cut strips to 10” wide by 3 ½’ long. (you can make them longer if you wish)

2. Place fleece pieces wrong sides together.

3. Cut out 3” square from each corner of both pieces of fleece. (Make sure it is all 4 corners.

4. Make fringe by cutting 3” into fleece at 1” intervals around all sides (sides)

5. Knot fringed pieces together around the entire scarf, using 1 strand from the front fabric layer and 1 strand from the back fabric layer.

 

***Tips***

Use colors that contrast well, or school colors to use for a fundraiser (these sell well at football games in the fall)

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Comments

  • Tammy

    Good morning,
    I don’t understand one thing on both of the instructions. What does it mean when you say to cut a 7″ square or for the scarf a 3″ square from the corners? Do you have step by step photos? Thanks so much!
    Tammy

    • I have included some pictures that I hope will help better understand how the corners will look once they are cut. If you have any further questions please feel free to ask. Happy Crafting!

  • jennifer

    hello
    you said to cut the scarf 10 inch wide and 3 1/2 long .that’s not very long .is that a mistake,I want to make thses for Christmas for my grand kids.

  • I was hoping I could make the scarf as a neck ring for our dogs that race and do it in their team colors. I have been doing tugs and leashes for several years. But the directions are baffling me. This is what appears:
    1. Cut strips to 10” wide by 3 ½’ long. (you can make them longer if you wish)
    2. Place fleece pieces wrong sides together.
    3. Cut out 3” square from each corner of both pieces of fleece. (Make sure it is all 4 corners.
    4. Make fringe by cutting 3” into fleece at 1” intervals around all sides (sides)
    5. Knot fringed pieces together around the entire scarf, using 1 strand from the front fabric layer and 1 strand from the back fabric layer.
    Are there any pictures from which to work.

    • Cathy

      There must be a glitch in our system because that post is rather old. I will get that updated and notify you once the instructions are more clear! So sorry about that Dorothy!

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