No-Sew Weighted Blanket


This No-Sew weighted blanket is easy and fun to make! I made this one as a goodbye gift for the school where I worked. I used old t-shirts from summer programs and field days as one side of the blanket. You can use fleece or jersey knit - so long as the fabric is stretchy enough to cut and tie the fringe together.

Materials:

  • Fleece and jersey knit material, or old t-shirts - cut to blanket size (mine is about 3 feet x 4 feet)

  • 9 pieces of fleece cut into 9" x 10" rectangles

  • Adhesive Velcro

  • Scissors

  • Hot glue gun and sticks

  • Bean bags - or sandwich size Ziploc bags filled with dried beans or rice.

Directions:

  1. Pre-wash and dry your fabric to avoid unexpected shrinking.

  2. Cut two pieces of fleece fabric the rectangle/square size you want your blanket to be.

  3. Layer them on top of each other and cut them so they are the same size.

  4. Start cutting your fringe. I just eye-ball it, but if you'd like to be more precise you can measure and mark your fabric at about the 1/2 inch mark. I'd also recommend making a line about 4 inches into your fabric so you know where to stop your fringe cuts. Cut through both layers of fabric at the same time so your fringe lines up. Cut fringe on all four sides of your fabric square.

  5. Line up your pieces and start knotting your blanket together. Work all the way around, but leave a 6-8 inch opening on one side

  6. Now that your blanket is tied together, turn it inside out through the 6-8 inch gap you left.

  7. Heat up your glue gun, and start gluing on your pocket pieces - glue on three sides of each pocket so the top of the pocket open (this is where your bean bag or Ziploc with rice will slip in).

  8. Add a small square of adhesive Velcro to the open part of the pocket so your weights won't slip out.

  1. After all of your pockets are glued on and your Velcro is adhered, add your weights to each pocket.

  1. Secure the pockets by closing the Velcro and then turn your blanket right side out.

  2. Add Velcro to the opening you created to turn the blanket inside and right side

  1. Close up your blanket and enjoy!