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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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Alexis A. Ward

Thursday 30th of September 2021

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


Wednesday 4th of August 2021

I wanted to make this for my 1 year old with some cuddle luxe minky fabric I found. Is there any other type of fabric you recommend I could put with this to make it a bit more breathable? Or do you recommend both pieces to be minky?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

You can only use fabric that won't fray. The only other fabric I've tried is fleece, but I don't know if that would make it any more breathable.


Thursday 24th of September 2020

I was gifted some fabric that I thought was minky, but I am not so sure anymore. It’s super soft and you can see the pattern on both sides (one more vibrant than the other), but when I tried to make a blanket using this method, the printed side tabs just kept falling apart.... (I backed it with some minky solid material). Any idea what I’m working with so my second attempt can be more successful?

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Monday 12th of October 2020

Like the fabric shredded and fell part. Maybe it wasn't minky? It has to be a fabric that won't fray.


Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Can you mix regular fleece and minky fleece? I found two patterns I like but one is minky and one is not.. I haven't been able to find any information on this.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

I think you should be able to. I would probably pre-wash and dry before cutting anything though. That way if one shrinks more thank the other, you don't end up with a mess.

Emma Clapper

Friday 3rd of July 2020

My husband and I just finished watching your video. Hopefully we’re successful in doing the no sew baby blanket for my cousin’s baby girl to arrive in October. We’ll get materials tomorrow. Thank you for the video.

Jessica @ Cutesy Crafts

Thursday 9th of July 2020

Good luck!

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