Crafty Ideas to use Fabric Already at your Home: Make Fleece Blanket from Scraps

Can’t to the fabric store now? Need a comfort project? Make a fleece blanket from scraps! Here are the step by step directions to keep your fingers busy and spread some love (and warmth)!

  1. Cut the fleece into 16 10 x 10 inch squares. You can make them any size you want, you’ll just end up with a different size blanket or need to cut more or less squares. This makes a blanket that would be a good size for a baby or toddler. Just cut more if you want it to be bigger. Lay the squares out in an arrangement that looks nice.
  2. If you don’t have any pieces that are big enough for a backing, overlap the pieces about 1/2-inch and zig-zag stitch down the middle. Keep reading to see what I mean.
  3. Start by pinning and sewing each of the rows together first.
  4. Overlap in a pattern so that one square is on the bottom, and the next square was on top. No need to measure, hust try to be consistent and overlap about 1/2-inch each time.
  5. After all of the rows are done, you can pin and sew the rows to each other.
  6. Make sure that the seams from all of the squares line up with each other. The nice thing about the fleece being stretchy is that you can make the seams line up by giving the fabric a little tug before pinning. Again, just a zig-zag stitch here, and I used the same pattern of overlapping that I did with the squares.
  7. When all of the rows are sewn together, you’ve got your blanket. The edges seemed to be lacking something, so I went around the outside with this curvy, decorative stitch. You could also put some kind of binding on it. Fleece doesn’t fray, so you could just leave it as-is if you want.

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