Are you done with all of your holiday shopping? Or are you looking for an easy DIY gift you can make to give as a gift? On a recent Walmart Moms trip I learned how to make a no-sew blanket that I think would make a perfect holiday gift for someone. This quick and easy DIY project takes about an hour or so to make and uses fabric that can be found in Walmart stores.
To make this blanket you will need two different fabrics. I chose the black Heavenly Plush fabric, which is new at Walmart, that feels amazing. Seriously, I wish you could touch this fabric and feel how soft and cozy it feels. Think of the softest teddy bear and that is exactly what it feels like. This fabric is perfect for making a blanket and comes in a variety of colors and patterns to choose from. To go with the black Heavenly Plush fabric, I chose the Bubble plush for its contrasting color and texture. The raised dotted pattern all over the fabric just gives the finished blanket a great finishing detail.
What You’ll Need to make a No-Sew Blanket
- 2 yards of 2 different fabrics (the softer the fabric the better): I chose the Heavenly Plush ($5.97/yd) & Bubble Plush ($6.97/yd) which are available in the fabric section at Walmart
- large work space that can be cleaned easily (example: floor)
How to Make a No-Sew Plush Blanket in 3 Easy Steps
1. Cut Fabric to the Same Length. First lay out your 2 pieces of fabric so that the side you want shown is facing the outside. Choose a large area to work on if you are making a large blanket. I spread my fabric out on a carpeted floor so that I could easily vacuum up any fabric bits left behind after I was finished cutting. Also note, that when working with plush fabrics there will be a lot of “fluff” that comes off of the fabric once it is cut so when choosing your work surface keep in mind that it will need to be cleaned afterwards. Line up the fabric the best that you can and trim any excess fabric off so that both pieces of fabric are the same size.
2. Cut a Square out of all four corners. Cut off the corners in a square shape. I used the dots on the Bubble Plush fabric as my guide and cut the same number of dots on all four corners so that my squares were the same shape. One can also use a ruler to measure and cut if you would like.
3. Cut 2 inch strips and tie each strip together. Cut 2 inch strips along the edge of your fabric the same length as you square. Once you cut a strip, tie it in a double knot so it doesn’t come undone. Continue doing this, cutting and tieing, all along the edge of your fabric until all edges have been cut and tied. The finished result should resemble a blanket. If working with a plush fabric, carefully take it outside and shake off any excess “fluff” from cutting.