It’s ridiculous how easy this reversible no-sew blanket is to make. As you might have guessed, there’s literally no sewing involved. Just some cutting and tying.
This is a great project to make with either new material or older blankets that have seen better days. Fleece seems to be the easiest material to work with, but you can pick anything you like.
The steps are pretty simple. You take two pieces of material, cut strips along the edges of them, and tie them together. You end up with a finished product that looks like this.
Scroll on down for a complete, step by step guide to make this reversible no-sew blanket. If you’ve got some material, you could even make one tonight!
Gorgeous! It makes for a very cozy blanket, especially if you add some extra material or batting in the middle to make it more like a comforter. But that’s a totally optional step.
This is a really fun craft for the whole family to work on together. Kids who are old enough to use scissors unsupervised can make a blanket in this way themselves. For younger kids, just do the cutting for them and let them do all the tying together to finish it off.
Expect questions about where you got it and comments about how lovely it is. It works great as a throw on sofas for people to cuddle in on cool evenings rather than cranking up the thermostat.
It’s also great to add to a bed on particularly cold nights when you need just a little extra warmth.
Reversible No Sew Blanket Tutorial
It's ridiculous how easy this reversible no-sew blanket is to make. As you might have guessed, there's literally no sewing involved. Just some cutting and tying. This is a great project to make with either new material or older blankets that have seen better days. Fleece seems to be the easiest material to work with, but you can pick anything you like.
- 2 yards of a printed material
- 2 yards of a solid material
- Optional: anything stuffing or batting you want to put in between the two materials for extra warmth
- Lay your two pieces (printed and solid) of fabric on a table, one piece on top of the other. If you're putting more material in between them, go ahead and lay it between them now, but make sure it's at least four inches short on every edge (this will make sense as you read the rest of the instructions).
- Cut 4x4 squares out of each of the four corners. You can lay those scraps of fabric aside for future projects - you won't need them again.
- Cut strips along the sides from BOTH pieces of fabric. Each strip should be 1 inch wide and four inches deep into the blanket. Getting more specific, for those of you who can't see what I'm talking about in the photo below: place your scissors an inch from your four-by-four cutout corner, and cut for four inches into the blanket. Then place the scissors an inch away from that cut and do it again. Then an inch away from that one, and so on and so forth, cutting through both blankets each time until the whole side of your project is a collection of these strips.
- Now the purpose of step 3 will make sense: tie each pair of strips (print and solid) together with a double knot. That is, grasp a printed strip in one hand and a corresponding solid strip in the other and tie them together. Repeat for each pair of strips. This finishes off the blanket without any need for any sewing.
- That's it! That's really all there is to it. Once you've done this all along each of the four sides, you will end up with a finished product like this: