Introduction: No Sew Fleece Blanket With Braided Edge. Thank you for sharing this no see braid. For curved corners you just square up the strips around the survey(cutting little triangles, fat end at the edge and point at the blanket) so instead of slits around the corners you’d cut inverted “V” shapes. I bought a lot of fleece last year that was on sale. Check out our double layer blanket selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our blankets & throws shops. How To Make It; How To Make It. Double Layer No Sew Braided Edge Fleece Blanket 2 Hours Of Work Pieces By Polly Double Layered No Sew Braided Fleece Blanket How To Make No Sew Fleece Blankets With A Braided Edge Cutesy Crafts Braided Edge Fleece Blanket Tutorial Smashed Peas Carrots How To Make No Sew Fleece Blankets With A Braided Edge Cutesy Crafts Cocktail Time Double Layer Fleece Blanket With Braided Edges Etsy No … Thanks Meridel! My church women’s group got together to do another service project. The Double Layer Fleece Blanket with a No-Knot Edge. Hi, I’d give it a try with some scraps first to see if it’s doable. You can pick whatever pattern of fleece is your favorite and it can also be a great gift for someone else. I have made a 2 yd and a I yd blanket so quickly I cant wait to buy more fleee. I might get a little messier, but it shouldn’t come apart. Like how would you braid it if that last part is inside the blanket? That’s how long it will be. No Sew Braided Blanket: Hi I'm Maverick12 and I love cuddling blankets. Best of all, it's a simple project that can be mastered by anyone with just basic sewing skills. Much nicer than the tied ones! The other two sides worked perfectly as described in your tutorial. I would think the braid comes apart since the pieces are so short. Would this method work with fabrics other than fleece? No matter how gently I pulled the tabs disintegrated and made it impossible to finish 2 of the sides. This looks very doable. If you're looking for something lighter, though, you might be better off with a single layer scarf with just the ends fringed. I haven’t really had a problem with the fabric shifting. I know it’s hard to explain with words and photos. When do you turn it right side out? My kids have tied ones that have been washed a lot, and they are just fine. You can also try making the slit a little closer to the end of each tab. When you get to the end, separate the two layers of the last piece of fringe. This blanket is a twist on the classic tie blanket. That way more of your blanket ends up being blanket rather than fringe. The braids do take a bit longer than just tying because you have to cut more. It makes a really cute decorative edging for a scarf. I told them that after they used it for a while, washed it several times, and the kid drags it around, that I wanted to know how it held up, or if it fell apart. (If you are using an ad blocker, you might need to turn it off to see the video.). They just had their second baby now 2 years later, and said it is their first daughter’s favorite blanket, and now using with the new baby, and is still holding up great! What’d I miss? I like this one because there are no bumpy knots, and it uses shorter fringe (only 2 inches). The back is a solid steely blue. Will this work to make pillow covers with fleece? Item # 13913741P22. Thank you for sharing. Please email me the directions. Glad you found it useful. You need fleece or minky fabric for it to work properly. Did you try cutting the slits closer to the end of each tab? The braided/crochet part itself isn’t really at risk of coming undone unless the fleece rips. I like the look of these, can you help me to get this finish right, please? You could either add a little sewing to keep it secure of just have a knot that shows. How to Make a No-Sew Blanket with Minky Fabric. The way it’s done is more of a crochet than a braid. Check your inbox or spam folder now to confirm your subscription. I also have a post that shows you how to make a no-sew baby blanket with minky fabric. Not a fan of the fringed edge but love this edge. The pattern I want only comes in cotton and I’m trying to figure out how best to do it. Does this work using only one blanket? Do you do some type of stitching to “anchor” it?? It washes perfectly. Hand embroidery designs, craft ideas, and more! It ends up being a little thick since it's double layered. Come back and let us know if it works! Have done the fleece tied. 🙂. I would think you could, but I’m not sure how you would finish it off. Going to try it. Awesome tutorial, easy to understand especially with all the pictures. It looks so much better! Yes, your squares will still be 2×2 and the fringe will be 1×2. And it works!! You wouldn’t cut any corners, but you might need to cut the fringe a bit differently. Apparently in Zimbabwe where I am fleece isa bit scarce especially prints. And it works!! Thank you for your time and opinion! Love the design! And it works!! Hand- or machine-stitch all the way along the final edge, securing the two pieces together. I have been making fleece blankets for years. OR you can cut the pieces in half and make two blankets. I’ve been doing this for years as a way to finish a single piece of fleece. Braided fleece blankets are great because they are dual-layered, and thus give you a bit of extra warmth, while having a tidy braided edge that requires no sewing. Hello! That will make a really big blanket, the size I would make for an adult. I like the tidy look of the braid, but I think he’d like the tied edge to play with. This fabric-flip style is just as simple as the classic tie-blanket but with an unexpected flair! Apr 22, 2014 - After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. I really appreciate it!❤️. And it works!! If that looks okay, then you should be fine. It still turns out a little messy, but you can adjust it at the end to make it better. 🙂. They are still good after multiple washings and being drug around! Oh, that sounds really cute! This soft and delicate DIY throw is just right for snuggling up on the couch or or adding a touch of warmth to your bed. Instead of spending money on a store bought blanket, it is easy to create a personalized one at home in just a couple of hours! Next cut a 2 x 2 inch inch square out of each corner. Choose some colors to brighten up your space and you'll look forward to cuddling up on those chilly fall evenings. I want to do a single thickness baby blanket using the tie method. Once you pull a tab through, that becomes the new one that you use for the hole. Any suggestions? I never time myself when doing things, so I really don’t know. Make a simple fleece blanket edge that is attractive and neat. Now for the “braiding” part. It’s two layers, and the edges are secure. So glad you like it. Oh that’s weird. I think that would work. self-healing mat. I need to make another one that I don’t donate and give it a few test washes. The first baby blanket I made like this was for a coworkers baby. I think it looks much better than the tied ones too! Bought fleece today! Oh that stinks. After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. It’s not really a braid, more of a crochet. Nana, So glad you like this method! (Obviously I haven’t started mine yet!) I tried making this after seeing a little video of it on Facebook. Same measurements for the corner squares and fringe no matter what size blanket. There isn’t a video at the top of the page. It ends up being a little thick since it's double layered. Therefore, I always find the center on the top or bottom and then move over one so at the end, the button will be centered. That's great if you want it really warm. Oh, that makes me so happy to hear! I use a button at the end (i decide where the end may be). So cute! Be sure to watch the video at the top of this post to see step-by-step instructions to make the blanket. I’d love to try this method but a little nervous. Now you want to cut two inch long slits that are one inch apart, like the photo below. I wanted to make the no-sew fleece blankets as easy as possible, so we had people bring one yard pieces. That's great if you want it really warm. This is a good size for a lap blanket or baby blanket. and when I got to sides of the blanket parallel to the “grain” of the fabric the tabs fell apart when I tried to thread them together like in the tutorial. I purchased a blanket kit and used this idea instead of the fringe. Oh no, that’s frustrating! Share Beginner 3-5 Hours Print Project. Turn the blanket inside out through this opening, so both right sides face out. Use the two layers of fringe to tie a double knot and then tuck it into the inside of the blanket. I didn’t keep the ones I made, but I imagine they would hold up just as well (if not better) than the tied blankets. I’m new to the fleece blanket world. I think this would definitely work for a single layer blanket! They turned out really nice, so I thought I’d show you how to make them. It’s not really braiding, more like crocheting, and it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Make the ties kind of loose, and if it looks funny, you can untie them and do it the other way. Thank you! I really have no idea though. Use the two layers of fringe to tie a double knot and then tuck it into the inside of the blanket. Thank you so much. Thanks for letting us know that it works for this kind of thing. I haven’t made one with only a single layer, so I’m not sure. I don’t tie the end though. Updated Nov. 2011 - If you're looking for a way to make a braided edge for a double layer fleece blanket, check out my new tutorial here. I recommend experimenting with the look of the “braid” on some scraps first. And it works!! It should be “wrong sides go together”, so the ugly parts on the inside and pretty parts on the outside. Here’s a link: https://youtu.be/Ebyzd_5flkM. Thanks for the feedback! Your email address will not be published. www.piecesbypolly.com/2011/11/double-layered-no-sew-braided-fleece.html It only works for fabric that does not fray when cut. Yes, you just need one yard of each color, so two yards total. And it works!! Thank you, again, for doing the video. I had the same concern about it holding up in the wash. I’ve made several of the tied kind and they held up great after a couple washes. Also, if you buy one yard for a baby blanket, how many yards would you buy for an adult? Hope it’s ok. New to this too. Not sure. Can you send me video on braided blanket. You could go as big as a yard and a half of fabric, but I wouldn’t go over two yards. Learn how your comment data is processed. Nov 25, 2014 - After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. It should work, but I haven’t tried it. Keep in mind that it will probably get messy again when washed. Love this. Almost done! Stitch along the fourth edge, leaving a 4-inch (10.16 centimeter) opening. Thanks for this. After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. It is a blank rectangle, Sorry it isn’t working for you. The blanket pulled up and cupped at the edges. I was doing the braided tie following your tutorial (super helpful by the way!) I gave the blanket a little stretch, and it layed flatter. I love this and it was quit easy for me to learn. Lay both pieces that you are using on top of each other, wrong sides together, and make sure they line up. I don’t care for the tied knots either, so when I get to the last one, I sew a big button in a coordinating color there which looks cute, gets rid of the knot, and stays together just fine. I don’t know what I have done wrong but the braids are messy. You lay pieces together with ‘wrong’ side facing. Oct 20, 2014 - After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. And it works!! Jul 19, 2018 - After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. I love this too! It should hold together fine in the wash. This is brilliant!!! If you're looking for something lighter, though, you might be better off with a single layer … On the last fringe, tie the fleece fringe with the other loose fringe together in a double knot and then tuck within the layers of the blanket. It shouldn’t fray or fall apart at all. Not sure if I will be making one but am so glad you shared this. hot glue gun (or needle and thread) First thing you will need to do is square off the yardage of fleece you bought, then cut off a 4 inch square at each corner. That's great if you want it really warm. (If you are using an ad blocker, you might need to turn it off to see the video.) However, the edge technique is where things get interesting! I like it a lot better than tying too. Any tips would be gratefully appreciated!! Feb 15, 2017 - After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. A quick tutorial on the braided edge finish for fleece blankets. I want to make a cat bed but not sure how to do it without cutting the corners out. Cut away 2" squares from each corner. How are they kept tight? Here is a step by step guide. I made the tie knots and sewing the edge to make a braided edge. It ends up being a little thick since it's double layered. I haven’t, but I think it would work. You wouldn’t be able to cut even strips in a curved corner. We had a great time making these blankets from fleece scraps before, but a lot of the women don’t know how to sew. Fold each of the fringe pieces in half, and cut a small slit in the middle. This blanket will make a wonderful gift for anyone, and can be used all winter long. I imagine fringe wouldn’t be very good with cats. And it works!! That might leave less fabric to poke out and make it messy. If you want your blanket to lay flatter and/or have a little bit of a tidier edge, you can also make your slit closer to the end of the tab. Charlotte. Two warm, soft pieces of fleece are joined with a braided edge; which means no uncomfortable knots. It’s a long reason why, just a few problems trying to get the directions the usual way. Haha! If you're looking for something lighter, though, you might be better off with a single layer scarf with just the ends fringed. That’s much nicer looking. Please come back and let us know if you figure it out though! You can still totally do it. The only problem I think you will run into is hiding the knot at the end. See the photos around the tail’s curve that I had to take some wedges out of. Step 1. I want to make blankets for the Linus Project and I know they only allow single layer blankets. I think the measurements we used for the lap blankets would be fine for a baby blanket. I sew it extra tight since it’s for babies. Yes, so much easier without having to sew! The materials are typical: two pieces of fleece, measuring tape and scissors. It’s more of a crochet than a braid, so as long as that last knot stays tied, you should be good. By subscribing you agree to receive a weekly email from this site and agree with this. Help!! I looked at fleece at Jo-Ann Fabrics online and saw two that I liked:one is a “blizzard” fleece but the other is a “no-pill” fleece. Wow ! Take a look at the mermaid tail blanket that I made here: https://cutesycrafts.com/2018/11/no-sew-fleece-mermaid-tail-blanket-pattern.html. Love it! I read thru directions couple of times but can’t figure it out. Thank you for this alternative! I don’t knot the last set of fringe though. I put the last one through and then find a medium size coordinating button to sew it down. Thank you! Have you tried making covers fr a round pillow with the fleece? I pull it over the top of the first one and sew a medium to large coordinating color button to hold it together. Do you have an ad blocker on? And while sewing the button in place is sewing, its just a small amount. It’s also on my YouTube. Should I have only got 1 yard for a baby blanket. I have 2 1/2 yds of fleece. SUPPLIES & TOOLS: No Sew Throw Kit, or two pieces of 48"x 60" fleece; Scissors; Tape measure; Disappearing ink pen ; DIRECTIONS: Lay the two pieces of fleece, one on top of the other with the wrong sides together. Tutorial: No-Sew Braided Edge Double Layer Fleece Scarf After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. Start by folding each piece of the fabric in half, and cut a small slit along the folded edge. That could be causing it. SO this is GREAT no sewing ! I cannot find it. If that doesn’t work, here’s a link to my YouTube channel with the video: https://www.youtube.com/c/cutesycrafts. I am wondering if the fleece blankets CAN be made with right sides together then turned inside out, (thus showing the underside of the braid I would imagine) but tucking in the edge a bit better? I forgot to mention that in the post that you might need to disable ad blockers to see the video. If you like this post, also check out my other easy homemade blanket tutorials: how to make a tie blanket from fleece, no-sew fleece mermaid tail blanket pattern, and things to make with fleece scraps. This one involved making fleece lap blankets for hospice patients. It will show you the entire process. What a great finish. It helps to have a long yardstick for this part. Can I use anti pill fleece is my first question and my second question is how long would you say it takes to make one blanket about 36 in by 58 in? Flannel will fray when cut, so it won’t hold up. Thanks for sharing. Yes, any kind of fleece should work. You could always try it and see. Thanks so much for sharing. This method is for a fleece blanket from a single layer. The edge would then come out just as on straight edges. Even then, I probably wouldn’t use jersey cotton with fleece. no-sew fleece mermaid tail blanket pattern, how to make a no-sew baby blanket with minky fabric, https://cutesycrafts.com/2018/11/no-sew-fleece-mermaid-tail-blanket-pattern.html. Has that been tried? 😀. Yes, it does. Turn the blanket inside out through the open edge. So it should be right side out the entire time. For that reason, we decided to make no-sew fleece blankets instead. Here is what you will need to make your very own Braided Edge Fleece Blanket: 1.5-2 yards of fleece. I would hate to give this as a gift and it fall apart after a couple of washes. I am so happy you posted a video using this method of making the fleece blanket. The top layer is a denim blue background covered white and steely blue snowflakes. Do this on all four sides of the blanket. Enjoyed finding this site. Dec 31, 2019 - After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. Watch how I turn the tabs while braiding and maybe that will help. Is that going to be too long and will it shift apart or will it need some stitching through the middle to keep it together. I’m not a huge fan of the tied-edge blankets, so I figured out how to make them with a braided edge instead. That's great if you want it really warm. scissors. 🙂. To create this braided edge, prepare your fleece blanket just as you would before tying the edges. You can make yours bigger, but I don’t suggest going smaller. I had looked at several other tutorials, but could not figure out how it was done! Your email address will not be published. I’m wondering if you tried a curved corner instead of the regular corners would it make it easier to make the corners? How does the braid hold up in the wash. Thank you for your detailed instructions! I just bought 2 yards of two different fleece but it looks huge. Now that the temperature is dropping, it's time to wrap up in a toasty warm fleece blanket. A completely no-sew fleece blanket with a braided edge! GOD BLESS & THANK YOU SO MUCH _ Glenda, You’re welcome! Put one of the layers through the starting hole. Basically you want to take the fringe piece to the left and put it through the hole on the fringe piece to the right. I think the jersey would bunch up more than the fleece and cause a problem. 🙂. Do you think it would look ok to do the braided on three sides, and the tied on one? This is AWESOME ! Try not to cut with both fabrics folded together; the fabric at the bottom will have a longer slit than the one at the top. Will the braid hold after the blanket has been washed. I think if you put the little slits closer to the ends of the fringe, it would lie flatter too. Aug 30, 2018 - After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. It definitely shouldn’t be able to come apart! I don’t mind making two layer blankets, and I should contact them to see if it would be ok. Thank YOU for the comment! Thanks for your help. 🙂. Cut slits and start crocheting edges. The edges are braided in a sense to create a beautiful edge. All the cuts for the fringe and everything would stay the same. I love this idea instead of fringe. Do you think this would work with one piece of fleece and one piece of cotton? I really dislike the feel and look of the knitted ones, this is so much classier! I would say 3-5 hours??? What about shifting with the two layers of fabric. Thanks again. Then, fold over each side 2 inches and sew in place using a 1/4 seam allowance. Put one of the layers through the starting hole. I must be doing something wrong because I can’t get it to work. I will do this for my next blanket! I did use one shortcut on cutting, I used a buttonhole cutter to make the slits it was the perfect size and cut through both layers. Suggestions, please,,Bettie. Are you using fleece? There are so many patterns of fleece that it's not difficult to find colors and designs that match every occasion and every room. Maybe the tabs need to be cut thinner for a single layer? Thank you for sharing ? I’ve never made pillow covers, but if you can do it with the tied blankets, I assume you can do it with this. I guess the baby will be able to use it longer this way. Lay out the 2.5 yards that you bought and subtract 4 inches. So easy, and so much more fun than the traditional tied finish!