Learn how to make a fleece blanket for the perfect afternoon DIY activity. This no sew project is so easy to make and perfect for gift giving and more.

Folded fleece blanket.

Fleece Tie Blanket

If you have wondered how to make a fleece tie blanket, we are going to show you just how easy it is. This is such an easy project and doesn’t take much time or expense.

I received one of these fleece no sew blankets as a baby shower gift many years ago and still use it today. They hold up great, look so cute and provide the perfect amount of warmth.

The ideas are endless for these blankets and you can do them in team colors, characters, your favorite color and much more.  Once you make one of the blankets, you will be hooked.

We love these blankets and they are so cozy. If you have been following along for long, you know we also made a DIY Blanket Ladder and it is perfect for storing these blankets on.

Get started today and you can give these blankets as gifts. They are so fun and easy to make!

Materials needed for fleece tie blanket:

  • 2 pieces of fleece fabric, both 2 yards
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or Tape Measure
Folded fabric and scissors.

Note- I chose two separate colors, but you can make this with the same color fleeces. The fleece was from Joanns and was their standard Blizzard Fleece but you can get this from any craft store.

How wide is the fleece fabric?

Most fleece fabric is around 58″ inches wide and this is a good size. We used 2 yards but you can use 1.5 yards for a smaller blanket. 

These also make a really cute baby blanket in a smaller childs size blanket. Just follow the step by step instructions.

Folded fleece blanket.

Check out this video to see how to make a fleece tie blanket!

How to make a no sew fleece blanket

  • First, lay both of your fleece pieces on top of each other. Cut off the selvage edge. That’s the edge that isn’t cut on the bottom piece.
Trimming edge of fabric.
  • Even out each piece of fabric, cutting together so they are the same size. Make sure to not use the wrong side.
Edges being trimmed.
  • Keeping both sides of the blanket together as sides face, measure a 7″ square in each corner and cut out. Using a tape measure, lay it across the edge of the fabric.
Fabric being measured.
Cutting out fabric corners.
  • Cut the strips, 1″ wide and 7″ long, making sure to cut both pieces of fabric at the same time into fringe cuts.
Measuring and cutting strips of fabric.
Measuring and cutting the strips.
  • Begin to knot the pieces of fabric. Any method of knotting is fine to fleece tie but double knotting is what I do with a square knot.
Tying knots with the strips.
Tying knots with the strips.
Tying knots with the strips.
  • Just make sure you do the exact same knot so they are uniform. I like to fold the tassels up and around to form a knot.
Completed blanket folded.
  • If necessary, trim the ends of the tassels. Enjoy!
Blanket being tied into strips.
  • Wash and launder as directed on the fabric bolt. I have had one of these for years and it still looks and feels great.

Fleece Blanket Tips

  • Regular washing has not hindered the blanket in any way and everything has stayed very secure and the fabric still looks great. This is perfect for kids as you may have to launder their blanket a lot.
  • Once you get started cutting, it is very simple to do. Just make sure to cut both pieces at the same time.

How long does it take to make a tie blanket?

You can make one of these blankets in about 30 minutes. It does not take long at all!

Completed blanket in strips.

Make this no sew fleece blanket today.

Save money from buying store bought fleece throw blankets and make this easy blanket at home today. They are so nice and comfy for movie night and more.

They make great gifts and everyone we have given one to just loved it. Start making some today.

Since they do not take long at all to make, you can easily make these any time you want. They are inexpensive and easy to make.

We love projects like this easy no sew blanket!

No Sew Fleece Blankets Variation ideas:

I actually keep fabric here so it is easy to make a blanket anytime we want to. I watch for sales and grab a few yards here and there when I can catch a good sale.

This saves money and makes crafting even easier. We love saving money and making new projects.

Blanket folded on a couch.

Get started today making a knot blanket!

Make one for yourself or a friend. They are also great for nursing homes.

You are going to have so much fun making these and really bless others when they receive one as a gift. I can’t wait to hear how you like these blankets.

Print the instructions for no sew fleece blanke:

Fleece Tie Blanket

Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: Fleece Tie Blanket
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Equipment

  • 2 Pieces of fleece fabric both 2 yards
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or Tape Measure

Instructions

  • First, lay both of your fleece pieces on top of each other. Cut off the selvage edge.
  • That’s the edge that isn’t cut. Even out each piece of fabric, cutting together so they are the same size.
  • Keeping both pieces of fabric together, measure a 7″ square in each corner and cut out. Using a tape measure, lay it across the edge of the fabric.
  • Cut the strips, 1″ wide and 7″ long, making sure to cut both pieces of fabric at the same time.
  • Begin to knot the pieces of fabric. Any method of knotting is fine to fleece tie but double knotting is what I do.
  • Just make sure you do the exact same knot so they are uniform. I like to fold the tassels up and around to form a knot.
  • If necessary, trim the ends of the tassels. Enjoy!

Notes

I chose two separate colors, but you can make this with the same color fleeces. The fleece was from Joanns and was their standard Blizzard Fleece but you can get this from any craft store.
Most fleece fabric is around 58″ wide and this is a good size. We used 2 yards but you can use 1.5 yards for a smaller blanket. 

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  1. I have made many of these over the years and these blankets never disappoint. I used to always one patterned side and one solid side in a color that coordinates with a color from the pattern. But sometimes I will a pattern on both sides and I call it a “reversible” blanket for fun. For example, I made a friend who loves Nascar a blanket using his favorite driver #3 licensed fleece on one side and I used a black and white check fleece to back it because it looked like the checkered flag they use at the finish line. It was so cute. Here are some other “reversible” blankets I have made over the years:
    – licensed Frozen Elsa and Ana backed with light blue and white snowflake pattern.
    – Licensed red and white Minnie Mouse backed with a large red and white polka dot pattern. ADORABLE! You can the same concept with the licensed pink and purple Minnie Mouse.
    The opportunities are endless!

  2. Muchas gracias, se me ocurrió hacerle una a mi sobrino, que por ahora está muy triste. Con sus personajes favoritos.