Tuesday, December 13, 2011

No Sew Looped Blanket

My mom is THE WORST to shop for.
the only things she definitively likes is to hum like a mono-toned bee
and ice water

She also likes slippers... we fight every year on who gets to buy her a new pair...
And her ugly fleece jammies (I sound like a terrible daughter, but seriously, they aren't the most flattering jammies on the block. She made me a matching pair which I wear all the time...my husband HATES them BTW)

This year I KNOW she'll love my present... because it's like her ugly jammies, minus the ugly.

No Sew Looped Blanket Tutorial

Materials - 
2 square pieces of fleece (yard)

Step 1: Cutting
Cut the fleece into 2 square pieces. Pin it together in a few places so the fabric doesn't shift on ya. Along the edge cut fringes about 3 - 4 inches long and 1 inch wide. When you get to the corner, cut it off (so you should have a square gap at the corner). I would work on one side at a time, just in case the fabric shifts :)

Step 2: Fringe 
Cut tiny holes at the top of each fringe. Pull the end of the fringe through the hole (kind of like a topsy turvy pony tail...don't know what I'm talking about? Maybe you didn't grow up in the 80's...) Pull it all the way through. Do this with every fringe. If your fingers aren't bleeding by the end, you're not doing it right...

Here's what the backside will look like. 

And that's it. You're done. 
Give it to someone special...or hoard it yourself.


Amber said...

I like this way!! Usually I do it so that you tie the 2 different pieces together. If I don't get a blanket for christmas I'm so making myself one and doing this! :)

Miss Jenn said...

I've seen them like this and never found a good tutorial. A little more tedious than the tying method, but so much cuter! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I like this, but how well does this wash without coming undone?

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