I’ve been experimenting with making different blankets, so I thought I’d show you how to make a tie blanket from fleece. I’ve never made a fleece blanket like this before, as I usually prefer to make no-sew fleece blankets with a braided edge. My daughter requested a fleece tie blanket this time because she likes the fringe on the edge. I found this adorable unicorn fleece, and I knew it would be perfect for her! I have a video at the top of this post that will walk you through all of the steps. (If you have an ad blocker, you may need to turn it off to see the video.) I also wrote out the tutorial for you to read through.
To make a fleece tie blanket, you’ll need:
- 2 coordinating pieces of fleece (baby: 1 yard of each color, kid: 1.5 yards of each color, adult: 2 yards of each color)
- sharp scissors
- optional: yardstick and/or masking tape
How to make a tie blanket from fleece:
Cut the selvage edges off the fleece and make both pieces the same size. Make sure the length and width of the fleece is cut in whole inches. Lay fleece out with wrong-sides-together (pretty sides on the outside). Cut a 5 x 5 inch square out of each corner.
Cut five inch slits, every one inch, to make a 1 x 5 inch fringe around the entire edge of the fleece blanket. I like to use a yardstick to mark out my cuts and keep them straight. You can also mark out a straight line with masking tape.
Take the two layers of fringe and tie them together in a knot. There are different ways to do this, but I like this look the best. Watch the video at the top of this post to see the knot tying in action. The photos below can also give you an idea of how I tie the knots. First, I wrap the fringe around my finger.
Pull the end up and over the top of the fringe and push it through the loop.
Pull the end through.
Push up on the knot and tighten it, sort of like you would tie a necktie.
I like the nice, neat knots that this method gives on a fleece tie blanket.
The other side pulls in the colors from the front, and it looks very pretty!
And that’s it! Such an easy way to learn how to make a tie blanket.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a tie blanket from fleece.
Also check out my other tutorial on how to make a no-sew fleece blanket with a braided edge.
And take a look at these 20 Adorable Things to Make with Fleece Scraps.