What happens to plastic bottles after we throw them away? An interesting fact about plastic fabric or fleece is that it is a man-made fabric created from polyester fibers, which are created from recycled plastic soda bottles. The fibers are twisted into yarn, which is woven or twisted into fabric. Fleece is used to make blankets, throws, and clothing.
My favorite craft project is to make a no sew tie blanket out of fleece fabric. Although I do not attempt many craft projects, this is one I can handle. I would like to demonstrate the process of how you can make your own blanket.
A no sew tie blanket is easy and inexpensive to make, the fabric is extremely soft and durable, and the size and pattern can be chosen according to personal preference.
I. Materials/Supplies Needed
A. Two pieces of fleece fabric
B. Sharp pair of scissors
C. Measuring tape
Now that we have collected all of the materials we can begin the process of making our blanket.
II. Steps of the Process
A. First, place the two pieces of fleece together with the wrong sides facing each other, and trim the two pieces to be the same size. B. Second, cut a 4” square from all four corners of the fleece. D. Third, cut 4” fringes on all four sides of the fleece.
E. The fourth and final step, is to tie the top and bottom matching fringes to each other all the way around the blanket.
In an amazingly short period of time you will have created a beautiful no sew blanket that is soft, warm, and durable. It is very simple, and you can even make a pillow case to match using the same steps. Just remember to leave the last side open to insert the pillow, and then tie the last side. Not only is the blanket easy and inexpensive to make, but it is also easy to care for. It is machine washable and dries quickly. I hope this demonstration has encouraged you to make a blanket of your own.