Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fleece Tie Blanket

I know these things have been around forever and everyone knows how to make them.  But it is a nursery project so I am going to share it!

Materials Needed:
     -2 pieces of fleece cut to the same size (2 yards is the most common, but using 2 1/2 or 3 yards will make a blanket long enough to cover a full adult body)
     -Scissors (a good pair)

Step 1: Lay the 2 pieces of fabric on top on each other and line up the edges as closely as possible.  You may need to trim some edges if they don't match.  It is not crucial for them to match perfectly as this will not be noticeable when tied.

Step 2: Cut slits perpendicular to the fabric edge.  The size is up to you.  I usually make them about 4" deep and 1" apart.  It is also a good idea to start at the corners to make sure you don't cut the slits too far along the edge.  Some people cut a square out of each corner, but I prefer to have one angled tab for a clean look (see picture below.)

 Step 3: Double knot the two layers of fleece together.  Once all tabs are tied you may want to tug on each side length wise to stretch the knots out a bit.

Step 4: Bundle up and relax!  My wonderful baby daddy (and hubby) is a master relaxer!
Super easy craft that ANYONE can do!

1 comment:

  1. I really need to suck it up and make one of these! :)