Our no-sew fleece throw blanket and pillow is a quick and easy DIY project to whip up for yourself and a cuddle buddy. We made ours for Halloween, but the options in polar fleece are limitless! You can finds patterns for everything; baby, teens, sports teams, hobbies… you name it. Best of all, you can combine two for a double-sided design like we did.
And seriously… if you can tie a knot, you can make this project.
Make a matching pillow with our No-Sew Fleece Pillow DIY
It’s So Easy to Make this Craft… it’s Spooky!
Two simple polar fleece panels come together without a single stitch to create a cuddly Halloween throw perfect for crisp fall weather — and scary stories! This is a great family craft project. Anyone who can tie a knot can join in!
- 2 Polar fleece panels cut to the same size. We found two complementary patterns with spooky Jack-o’-Lanterns at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics.
- Scissors or Pinking Shears
- Rotary fabric cutter (optional)
- Cutting pad (optional)
Cut the two panels to the same size, allowing in your design 4″ all around for cutting 4″ fringes. We cut the panels to size using pinking shears to get a jagged edge.
Note: Polar fleece stretches one way and not the other, make sure both panels stretch along the same length when cutting.
Align the two panels together, back to back, and cut fringes down one side, through both fabric thicknesses. We used a rotary cutter, but scissors are fine, too. We cut fringe 4″ long and the width of our ruler (1-1/4″). Fringe cut to about 1″ to 1.5″ in width works best for this craft project.
Note: When you get to the corners, you will cut the corner square completely out.
Starting on one end of the cut fringe, tie together one front fringe with one back fringe, tightening the knot so it holds the front an back panel securely together. A square knot works best, and tie them all in the same direction (right over left, left over right) for a consistent finish. Continue tying knots down the side.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 on the other three sides until complete… and curl up and enjoy!