How to make Fleece Blankets
Fleece blankets can be made in a variety of colors, fabrics, and trims, and require only a few straight line stitches to sew. These fleece blankets are simple to sew and can be completed even by a beginner seamstress.
Make a standard throw blanket with fleece or flannel, 60 inches long, and pompom, ricrac, or lace trim, 8.5 yards for a larger one. Sew the trim to the fleece piece along the edge with a zigzag stitch or straight stitch.
Can you sew fleece blankets?
It’s cold outside, and there’s nothing like a cozy blanket to keep you warm. While you could always buy a cozy blanket, making your own is simple and quick, so you can start sewing in the afternoon and have it ready for that night’s movie.
How do you make a simple fleece blanket?
- Step 1: Lay the fleece fabric out on a flat surface and trim any uneven edges with your scissors. Step 2: Fold the fleece fabric’s edge over 1/2 inch and pin in place (if needed.) Step 3: When you’ve finished one side, fold over the next side, pin in place, and repeat this step on the other three sides.
What is the best way to sew fleece?
1. Use a longer stitch. Because fleece is a knit fabric beneath the fuzzy pile, a short stitch length can cause it to stretch and distort. Whether you’re using a straight or zig-zag stitch, adjust your stitch length to be slightly longer than usual, about eight to ten stitches per inch.
How do you finish the edge of a fleece blanket?
A fleece blanket can be finished with a simple folded hem, fringe added to the edges and tied into knots, or a braided edge created by weaving fringe loops around the blanket’s edges.
How much fabric do I need for a no sew fleece blanket?
You’ll need two 1 to 1 1/4 yard pieces of fleece, a pair of fabric scissors (or a rotary cutter – much easier! ), a cutting board (or some kind of cutting surface), and a ruler or straight-edge.
What is a good size for a fleece tie blanket?
Spread out 1.5-3 yards (2.3-2.7 meters) of each fleece (1.5 yards makes a nice throw, 2.5-3 yards (2.3-2.7 meters) makes a nice twin size blanket).
How do you finish the edges of a single layer fleece blanket?
Remove 6″ square from fleece corner with scissors or rotary cutter and ruler, allowing your blanket to lie flat and giving it a nice finish.
Is fleece hard to sew?
Fleece fabric is a 100% polyester fabric with a fluffy nap that is used for warm clothing and is a less expensive alternative to natural wool. It is easy to sew because it does not fray and has minimal stretch. While fleece is thick, it is lighter than wool, making it more comfortable to wear.
What type of needle should I use to sew fleece?
When sewing most fleece fabrics with a sewing machine, use a size 12(80) Universal needle and set the machine for a long stitch (8 to 10 stitches per inch). A straight stitch or narrow zigzag works best. If possible, reduce the presser foot pressure.
What kind of thread do you use to sew fleece?
Use a good polyester thread with a slightly longer stitch length (3mm-5mm) for most seams; a small zigzag stitch is recommended at points where the seam will be subjected to more movement, such as armholes.