No Sew Fleece Blanket for Baby

So as I mentioned in my previous post, I have a serious case of nesting right now.  Part of me hopes that means baby will come early, but not too early… a couple weeks early would be perfect!  😉  Can you tell I’m anxious to meet our little baby a la mode?  Anyhow, part of my nesting right now contains multiple DIY projects that I want to make.  The list gets longer each time I go to the fabric or thrift store.  Thus my need for a 3 day weekend of 30 hour weekend days.  A couple weekends ago a few friends and I got together for a Craft Day (genius I tell you, it’s the only way I can get my DIYs done without distractions and with help from friends) and decided to make a fleece blanket~!  The first one I made was awhile ago for my friend Melissa, but I didn’t get to picture document that one, so I made sure to take pictures of this one.  It’s super easy and will keep baby nice and warm.  🙂

1. First I bought two coordinating fleece fabrics that were 72″ (2 yards) by 54″.  Place them so that the right sides are facing the outside.

2. On each of the corners, cut out a 7″ square.

3. Along the perimeter of the fabric, cut strips that are about 7″ deep and 1.5″ wide.  (This part is the most tedious part and was the hardest to keep straight.)

4. Tie the two fabrics facing each other together into a double knot.  Do this all the way around blanket.

5. Ummm yea, that’s IT!  Your no sew fleece blanket is DONE!  🙂

6. Now I’ll just need to convince Jojo the monkey to let Baby a la Mode use it once he’s born…

Final measurements came out to be about 68″ x 50″ with 5″ strips.  I love the adorable monkey fabric so much!  Both pieces were purchased at Joann’s.  And it’s a perfect print for this upcoming winter too~!

Know of any other easy DIY baby projects?

30 Comments

  1. September 27, 2011 / 12:06 am

    very cute, sandy! and such an easy diy! 🙂

  2. September 27, 2011 / 4:01 am

    This is adorable! I might need to make one for my future nephew. It’s so cute!

  3. September 27, 2011 / 6:31 am

    I’ve been planning on making one of these for our baby, just haven’t gotten to it yet. The only thing I have made so far is the knit afghan I posted about recently. 🙂

  4. September 27, 2011 / 6:59 am

    I’m not having a baby but fall always makes me start wanting to nest – I guess in prep for winter! So adorable – and nice that it’s DIY because you know the baby is going to chew & throw up on it 🙂

  5. September 27, 2011 / 7:43 am

    what a simple and great idea! you could make a little matching pillow to go with it, just pop a cushion inside before you tie the last edge up.

  6. September 27, 2011 / 7:44 am

    I’ve always wanted to make a blanket like this – I think they’re so fun to snuggle with! That might be a project I start for when it gets chilly here. 🙂

  7. September 27, 2011 / 8:01 am

    oh my that is so cute Sandy! I nested ALOT too few weeks before K was born..next thing you know..you will be organizing all his baby clothes! 😀 (or maybe you already did that;)

  8. September 27, 2011 / 8:28 am

    I love those blankets, they’re so comfy!

  9. September 27, 2011 / 8:29 am

    Dearest sweet sandy, i am excited too to meet little baby a la mode! This blanket is so easy to make and i really love tha adorable pattern you chosen! Have a lovely merry happy relax week! Love to you!

  10. September 27, 2011 / 9:19 am

    WOW this DIY is so great and easy, I think even I could do it!

  11. September 27, 2011 / 9:31 am

    I LOVE this!!!
    Brilliant Sandy!
    xoxo

  12. September 27, 2011 / 9:32 am

    Love these blankets! My mother-in-law made one for me when Andrew and I were engaged and it’s my FAVORITE. It never leaves my side in the winter 🙂

  13. September 27, 2011 / 9:33 am

    hi sandy!!! wow, what a great diy! this is going to be on my list of DIYs for sure! i’m so happy to see that you are doing well and getting so excited about baby a la mode! you look great and i can’t wait to meet your lil’ man! xoxo

  14. September 27, 2011 / 9:59 am

    Awww I love the no sew blankets because the possiblities are endless! My neice and nephew each have one and they are both as cute as could be.

    Burp rags are fun and easy. They do require a little time and some sewing but you sure get your use out of them. 🙂

  15. September 27, 2011 / 10:13 am

    one of my friends made a ton of these all the time. i keep meaning to try it and have never gotten around to it. looove this fleece, baby a la mode will love it!

  16. September 27, 2011 / 10:26 am

    I love this because I can actually do it. And I adore your new header!

  17. Eileen
    September 27, 2011 / 10:47 am

    Sandy, this is an awesome idea! I’m going to give this project a try for my baby girl. She’s due beginning of next year! Can’t wait to get my hands on these this weekend!

  18. September 27, 2011 / 10:48 am

    SO easy! And it looks so good!
    All the best for your new arrival!

  19. September 27, 2011 / 11:33 am

    Awww, so cute!

  20. September 27, 2011 / 11:48 am

    I have wanted to make one of these blankets for years now! maybe someday… Yours is very cute!

  21. September 27, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    That’s very cute Sandy! Our blog will start consisting some DIY and Free printables. Gotta get started on those! 🙂

  22. September 27, 2011 / 12:29 pm

    that really is a quick & easy DIY! you are so crafty, sandy 😉

  23. September 27, 2011 / 1:30 pm

    Aw I love the monkey theme. Great result 🙂 x

  24. September 28, 2011 / 1:48 am

    you are so crafty! this will be perfect for your winter baby! =)

  25. September 29, 2011 / 9:58 am

    Love the no sew blankets! Alot of Navy wives make them for their Submariners because it gets to cold under the water. Easy, fun, simple, and warm!!!

    Love the fabrics you choose!!!

  26. Jane
    October 3, 2011 / 9:45 am

    This is a wonderful DIY project. I will be due nxt year-April and this is a must do. It’s definitely a great idea for “no sew” dummies like me. 🙂

  27. October 3, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    aww its so cute!

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