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How to Make a No-Sew Baby Blanket with Minky Fabric

After I wrote my post on how to make no-sew fleece blankets, it got me thinking about what other fabrics I could use to make baby blankets.  I’ve always loved the look and feel of minky fabric for babies, and I discovered that it is also a type of fabric that doesn’t fray.  Perfect for making a no-sew baby blanket!  The minky fabric is so soft and warm.  I love it!  Be aware that it will shed a lot when you cut it.  I recommend giving it a good shake after you do all of your cutting.  Aren’t the elephants cute?!

No-Sew Baby Blanket

To make a no sew baby blanket, you’ll need:

  • 2 yards of minky fabric (1 yard of each color)
  • sharp scissors
  • ruler or yard stick

How to make a baby blanket.

These are all the same steps I used in my post on how to make no-sew fleece blankets with a braided edge.  I created a video that you can watch below.  If you are using an ad blocker, you may need to turn it off to watch it.  In the video I cut the slits more in the middle of the tabs.  You’ll want to cut closer to the end of each tab.  See my instructions below.


So the blankets don’t end up too long and skinny, I cut each piece of fabric to be about 48 inches x 36 inches. Lay both pieces that you are using on top of each other, wrong sides together, and make sure they line up. Next cut a 2 x 2 inch inch square out of each corner.

elephant minky fabric

Now you want to cut two inch long slits that are one inch apart, like the photo below. It helps to have a long yardstick for this part. Do this on all four sides of the blanket.

Make a new-sew baby blanket with braided edge.

Fold each of the fringe pieces up about 1/4 of the way, and cut a small slit in the middle.  Don’t get too close to the end of the tab.

no-sew baby blanket tutorial

Now for the “braiding” part. It’s not really braiding, more like crocheting, and it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Basically you want to take the fringe piece to the left and put it through the hole on the fringe piece to the right. Pull it though, and that becomes the next hole that you use. Make sure you grab both layers of the blanket and treat them as one. If this is confusing at all, watch the video.

no-sew blanket without knots no-sew baby blanket no knots

When you get to the end, separate the two layers of the last piece of fringe. Put one of the layers through the starting hole.

how to make a no-sew baby blanket

Use the two layers of fringe to tie a double knot and then tuck it into the inside of the blanket.

minky fabric doesn't fray

And you’ve got yourself a nice no-sew baby blanket made from minky fabric!  These would make such wonderful DIY baby gifts!

How to make a no-sew baby blanket with a braided edge.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a no-sew baby blanket with minky fabric.  Check out all of my other baby crafts.  If you can sew, you’ll also want to take a look at my post on how to make a baby blanket from flannel. Also take a look at these other easy homemade blanket tutorials.

No-Sew Blankets

How to Make a No-Sew Baby Blanket with Minky Fabric

Check out these other posts:

How to Make No-Sew Fleece Blankets with a Braided Edge

How to Make a Baby Blanket

Easy Baby Quilt from Receiving Blankets

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Monday 23rd of October 2023

Excellent video. About to make my first braided baby blanket πŸ’•


Thursday 17th of November 2022

Minky 100% frays and falls apart! I do Sew Lush fleece on one side which is minky and I do Luxe Fleece. I braid it and literally have to hand sew the braid. However it is worth it! The Sew Lush (minky feeling side) NEVER EVER gets old and not soft! It’s a lot of work but it is worth it!


Saturday 12th of November 2022

Can you use Fleece and regular Minky for the braided blankets ?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 14th of November 2022

You can use either. Not sure if you can use them together, but I don't see why not.


Sunday 30th of January 2022

Hi there. I'm about to make a no sew blanket using soft minky fabric. I'm going to braid for the first time and I'm going to use your instructions. =)

I've done the tied knots before, but never braided. Worst case scenario, I'm wondering if I HAVE TO do the braiding method, or can I also do the tie method with the soft minky fabric? I know you said it doesn't fray except for when it's first cut, so is that why braiding is better than tying?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 31st of January 2022

I think you could do it either way. The only thing I can think of is the minky is less stretchy and a little more slippery, so it might be harder to tie and stay tied. Maybe experiment on a scrap first.

Alexis A. Ward

Thursday 30th of September 2021

So excited to make some of these blankets. So cool. Thanks!!

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