How to Cut Fabric for Fleece Blanket | No-Sew Crafts

How to Cut Fabric for Fleece Blanket | No-Sew Crafts

Now we’re going to lay out, measure, and trim
down our fabric to make our blanket. First thing you want to do is take your fabric
and the measurements that you’ve decided you want your blanket to be, and cut your fabric
to that size. Our blanket is going to be 60 inches by 45
inches. We’re working with 60 inch wide fabric, so
we really only need to cut down the 45 inches. All we’re going to do is lay out our fabric. Right now it’s folded in half which just makes
it easier to work with. We’re going to take a tape measure and measure
approximately 45 inches. To do that you’re just going to lay your tape
measure down. If you have a really big table this will be
really easy to do because you can just go ahead and lay your tape measure down across
the whole thing. But, since we’re working with a little bit
of a shorter table we’re just going to lay the tape measure down and kind of roll it
up so we can get our 45 inches. There it is right there 45 inches. We’re going to straighten our fabric out a
little bit, and just kind of eyeball and cut at that point. After we cut both of our pieces about the
same size we’re going to go ahead and lie them on top of each other and cut them more
precisely. So, don’t worry if your pieces right now are
a little bit off. Make sure you’re working with some good scissors. As you’re cutting your blanket you will notice
that your fabric is not fraying. That’s because fleece is a knit fabric that
won’t fray like woven fabrics will where the threads are actually interlocked with each
other. That’s why fleece, besides being so snuggly,
is a great fabric to use to make your tie blanket. Another really easy way to cut your fabric
is to use a rotary cutter. We’ll go ahead and do that for our second
piece. You’ll go ahead and take your second piece
of fabric if we’re doing the double lined blanket. Because this is so wide it’ll be easier to
work with if we fold it in half again on the width. When you buy it from the fabric store it’ll
come folded in half off of the bolt. All you’ll want to do is fold it in half again. Then you will go ahead and take your tape
measure and measure out the 45 inches. We’ll see, find that 45 inch mark which is
right about here. Remember, we’re not being too exact with it
because we’re going to trim both the pieces down to size once we’re ready. You’ll take your, this is an acrylic ruler,
kind of lay it down around the 45 inch mark. Make sure you remove the tape measure out
of the way so you don’t cut through it. A rotary cutter is just kind of like a little
pizza cutter but it’s for cutting fabric. You’ll hold your acrylic ruler down with one
hand and then you’ll take your rotary cutter and use the acrylic ruler as a guide to make
a straight line. So you’ll go ahead and start from one end,
push down, rule all the way across. And that is a super easy way to cut your fabric.

7 Replies to “How to Cut Fabric for Fleece Blanket | No-Sew Crafts”

  1. i love the howcast /how to videos but i cant understand why when they r split into like a 6 part series i cant find all the other parts why r they not kept together atleast if not in order …..

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