Who doesn’t love a warm, cozy blanket? Not only is a fleece tie blanket a perfect crafting project for all girls, but it is a popular item for sorority girls to give to their sisters. You can even pick a pattern that incorporates one of your sorority’s symbols, like one of my sisters did with this blanket below!
My sorority sister, Brooke Mitchell, made this particular blanket for a sister during her spare time.
“I love these blankets more than anything,” Mitchell said. “They are sort of time-consuming, but totally worth it.”
Step 1: Go to your local crafting store and pick out two yards of two different pieces of fleece. You can pick two fleeces that both have a pattern on them, but normally people pick out one fun pattern and complement it with a solid color of fleece. JoAnn is a great place to go for fleece because they have an insanely large selection, and they usually have great sales.
Step 2: Once you have picked out your fleece, lay them out on top of each other. Make sure the two fabrics are lined up as closely as possible, as you will be cutting both fabrics at the same time. Start by making 2″-2.5″ cuts, all along the entire length of the fleeces. When you get near a corner, make sure to cut out the corner completely, making a slightly bigger cut than normal. This process can take a long time, but be patient!
“The corners always messed me up,” Sarah Dinell, a member of another sorority, said. “It seems confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it it’s not that bad.”
Step 3: Once you have made all necessary cuts, you can start tying the top layers of fleece and the bottom layers of fleece together. In order to make sure the blanket does not come apart, make double knots for each tie of the blanket.
And there you go! You just made a beautiful blanket.
If you have any questions or suggestions for my next crafting project, please leave a comment below!
Keep it crafty everyone!