Monday, October 3, 2011

The No-Sew Stadium Blanket Tutorial

I want to share with you  how to make mine and Hubby's all-time favorite blanket at our house...the no-sew blanket. I know these have been around for a long time, and most people know how to make them...but just in case, here's how you do it!

I can't begin to tell you how many of these blanket we have at our house. They have been accumulated by both of us, some made by me, and some given as gifts. One in particular I made for myself before I went off to college and it's my FAVORITE. Well as in any good marriage, since it's my favorite, my husband has stolen it and claimed it as his own. I made him this one in hopes that he will give me mine back!!

This is the warmest blanket we own, so if you live in say...Texas, or southern Florida, or anywhere else with year-round summers, you may want to steer clear of this one.

Let's get started!

For an adult length blanket, you will need 2 yards each of two pieces of fleece. I like the look of a pattern on one side and a solid on the other, but you can use two solids, or two prints as well!

*You must use fleece for the no sew because it doesn't fray*

Use smaller lengths for child sized blankets.

Begin by trimming the edges of the fleece. Lay one piece of fleece right side down, and the other piece on top of it, right side up. Trim the pieces until they have even edges.

Cut a 5" square out of each corner, through both pieces of fleece.

Begin cutting into the sides of your blanket. Cut strips 1 1/2" wide and 5" long down the entire length of your blanket. This doesn't have to be exact. If you want skinnier or fatter strips...that's okay! Just make sure you keep the length 5".

*Make sure you cut through both layers at the same time so you have the same number of strips on top and bottom*

Once you have cut all the way around your blanket, it's time to TIE!

Grab one top and one bottom strip and tie them in a double knot.

Do this with every set of strips all the way around the blanket.

That's it!! Stand back and enjoy your extra soft and warm sewing machine required!

Both sides are gorgeous.

Ready for cold foodball games and tailgating, curling up by the fireplace, or lounging on the couch.

Happy Crafting!!

Are you obsessed with all things college football like we are?? Enjoy these other football inspired projects:


  1. Yes, we're obsessed with college football too. More importantly we are obsessed with Clemson football too!

    Your blanket is super cute! I love that fabric - loved it so much that I made valances out of it for my son's room and a tree skirt for his (orange) Christmas tree.

    Go Tigers!

  2. I have made a couple of these and they are my FAVORITE! They are so soft and comfortable.

    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired

  3. Go Tigers! Love the blanket. I'm a somewhat recent Clemson grad! I love these kind of blankets. You're right, super warm!

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm debating if I should make a Halloweenish blanket for our trip now...oh geeze I so don't need a last minute craft project lol!

  5. 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4, C-l-e-m-s-o-n, T-i-g-e-r-s, Fight Tigers, Fight Tigers, Fight, Fight, Fight! Go Tigers! Sorry, I had to get that out of my system! :) Cute blanket!

  6. I made these for Christmas one year and they were a hit! I don't know who wouldn't love to cuddle up with one of these!

  7. Hi! I saw your throw on TT&J and had to stop by to say Go Tigers! I'm a Clemson alum too and will be putting this on my to-do list, thanks!

  8. Very clever, but more importantly, GO TIGERS! Found you on Tatertots and Jello. Had to come by and see the purple and orange that I cheer for! :)
    Scissors & Spatulas

  9. That's an awesome Tutorial!! This blanket have have a great blend of style and durability. I like it.

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  10. I love no sew blankets. So easy and they keep you so warm!! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing:>

  11. You had me at "no sew". :-) I love to give these for baby showers... you are right, who wouldn't love a blanket like this??? Great tutorial!!!

  12. I LOVE it! I'm a Clemson girl and a no sew girl! I don't know why I don't have one of these already, but some day VERY soon I'm going to have to make one!

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  13. I just saw your post on Blue Cricket Designs and love the Clemson blanket! I'm putting this on my to-do list for my hubby! He will love it! Thanks for sharing and Go Tigers! :)

  14. I’ll be featuring you on Thursday in my {take a look at you} post. Thank you so much for sharing this at last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. Hope you are having a wonderful new years.

    Ginger @

  15. LOVE FINDING CLEMSON GIRLS!!! LOVE the blanket too!! We have one almost exactly like it...snuggled up in it last night to watch the game... :( !! Still LOVE my TIGERS!!

    Would LOVE for you to stop by and visit us!

  16. I dragged my 8-year-old son to the fabric store with me, and he convinced me to buy some football fleece fabric to make a no-sew blanket. Your instructions were super easy, and I'm looking forward to making it with him tomorrow. Thanks for sharing! I will be linking a picture of our finished creation to your blog next week at

  17. It may seem crazy to be making this blanket in August in Texas, but that's what I'm doing for my 8-year-old son. When I'm finished, I will photograph it for my blog and include a link to your site. You'll be able to check it out in a week at Thanks for the great tutorial!


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