How to Make a no Sew Blanket

Essay by MunchkinCollege, UndergraduateA, February 2003

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A no sew blanket is one of the easiest gifts for the sewing impaired. I sew regularly although my no sew blanket is still one of my most popular gifts. I start a no sew blanket by finding a persons favorite things. For example one of my favorite things is Winnie the Pooh. I have searched in many fabric stores and convenience stores for the perfect pattern to make a warm and comforting blanket. Fabric patterns matter so much when it comes to giving the gift of a blanket. I want it to match their room or house whatever the case may be, and also I want it to match their personality.

To start one of the easiest projects I begin by selecting a fabric. It has to be a two sided fabric, in other words both sides have to look exactly the same. Personally I prefer to use a material that uses the name polar fleece.

It is a very warm, comforting material that has two sides and is one of the easiest fabrics to work with. Polar Fleece is a popular material found in most every fabric store. The first decision that needs to be made is how large of a blanket is needed. Measuring the area to be covered is one of the easiest ways to find the size of the blanket in question. To start measuring I first need to find a tape measure and extend it to the size needed. I write down the length and width needed and bring them with me to the fabric store of my choice. It has always been in my experience that it is best to figure an extra foot or more just for extra room for movement. Selecting the fabric that was said before is critical because it...