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A no sew blanket can make a wonderful gift for someone. They are customizable and easy to make. You can make ones for babies, children, or adults with different sizes in material.
I am definitely not what I would consider a super “crafty” person but I’ve made several of these blankets for friends. I’ve done baby blankets for friends as baby shower gifts and I just recently made them for my co-workers as Christmas gifts (which were total hits).
Here I will show you step by step how to make these super awesome and cozy blankets. First you need to decide how much fabric to buy. You’ll need two pieces of fabric for one blanket.
For an adult, 2 Yards – Child, 1 1/2 Yards – Baby, 1 Yard.
I made an adult sized blanket so I had two yards of each fabric. As you can see in the picture below I had four different fabrics. This is because I made two blankets. One was with the black and Steelers Logo and the other was Superwoman and orange fabrics.
You’ll need to lay the fabrics out on a flat surface. Preferably a table but I don’t have a table large enough so I laid mine out on the floor. As you can see, it wasn’t perfectly flat thanks to my cat who had a ball with messing everything up. Haha.
If your fabric has those white edgings you’ll want to trim those off and discard.
Once you have it trimmed you’ll want to lay the second fabric on top and make sure it is lined up perfectly. You may need to trim a little off because of the white you’ve trimmed off.
Once lined you’ll want to cut out squares in each corner of the fabric. As I said before, I’m not a super crafty person and I’m definitely not a perfectionist so I eye-balled this part. If you want it perfect you can take a ruler and some card board and measure and cut out a perfect square to use as a guide.
Once you have the corners done you will begin cutting strips around all the edges of the blankets. I try to use about the width of my thumb for thickness. I’m not perfect and neither are my lines lol.
Now you’ll begin tying them the whole way around. My cat really messed up my blanket as I was tying so I was too flustered to take pictures of the knots and since I have already gifted this blanket I used my son’s John Deere blanket for the following pictures.
As you can see from the above pictures I did a double knot. This ensures that it will not come undone – even in the wash.
This is what the finished product looks like. For size purposes, I am 5’3″ and my Christmas tree – which you cannot see behind me in the picture – is 6 feet. So this makes a very large blanket.
This blanket took me about an hour to complete. It’s super easy and would be a perfect last minute gift if you just aren’t sure what to gift someone.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know your thoughts!