How to Finish the Edges of a Fleece Blanket
To make a hemmed edge on a fleece blanket, fold over or pin the raw edges, or sew along the raw edges with a zigzag stitch setting. Consult your sewing machine’s manual for instructions on how to set your machine’s zigzag stitch setting. Creating a fringed blanket edge is easier when you have something to guide you and ensure that all the fringe pieces are the same size.
Sew 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) from the edges of two layers of fleece, using gentle pressure on the pedal to avoid sewing too quickly. Use a template to ensure evenly spaced fringe for braiding the edges of your blanket. The lines should be 2 inches (5.1cm) long and 0.5 inches (1.3cm) apart.
How do you finish the edges of fleece blankets?
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 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.
How do you finish the edge of a flannel blanket?
If the edges of the blanket fray after washing, you can trim them before you start. For the mini-puff trim, serge a rolled edge around the four sides of the blanket, then align the trim with the edge of the blanket and topstitch it to secure it all the way around with your zipper foot on the sewing machine.
Should fleece be washed before sewing?
Fleece does not shrink, fade, or run, so there is no need to prewash it. It does not like to be ironed, so if you need to press a seam flat, use a low setting with steam on and a pressing cloth.
How much fleece for a no sew 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.
How do you put a border on a blanket?
Cut your pattern fabric, taking into account the border (1.5″) and pressed seam (1/4″ or 1/2″) on each side. Press the border around the entire patterned fabric, making sure the 1/4″ or 1/2″ allowance is pressed all the way to the corners.
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.