How to Make a Cozy, No Sew Throw Blanket

Love cozy, luxurious throw blankets?  Don’t feel like you have to spend a ton of money… See how to make a cozy, no sew throw blanket for less than $10!


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My powers of prediction sometimes fail me…

diy NO SEW throw blanket: how to make a gorgeous, cozy throw for less than $10!

In my recent fall tour of my master bedroom, the #1 thing people commented on was not my gorgeous new mirror (though they did love it), nor was it my vintage dresser I painted blue (also a usual favorite).  Nope, it was the throw blanket I diy-ed for less than $10.  I even had one friend threaten to steal it. 😉  Who would have thought?!

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So here is the promised tutorial for the famous blanket…  Before I begin, though, let me say that I absolutely did not invent this idea.  People have been making baby blankets and college throws like this for years; I just worked to use the same, simple, no-sew process to make a throw that has a more luxurious look.  And I’m happy to say that I think I accomplished it.

diy NO SEW throw blanket: how to make a gorgeous, cozy throw for less than $10!

Materials needed to make a no-sew throw blanket:

  • 2-3 yards of high quality fleece material (I purchased mine at Hancock Fabrics while they were having a sale and spent less than $10 on 3 yards, but they don’t have an online store currently.  I’ve seen great options at Joann’s, too, and I especially like this neutral one or this blue one)
  • high quality scissors (I’m kind of obsessed with these 😉 )

How to make a cozy, no-sew throw blanket:


So easy, right?  And really, I’m loving it as a layer for fall…

diy NO SEW throw blanket: how to make a gorgeous, cozy throw for less than $10!

It looks great in almost any room and brings instant coziness to your space.  Don’t you agree?

diy NO SEW throw blanket: how to make a gorgeous, cozy throw for less than $10!



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  1. Love it, but I still say taking it would be even easier. :)

  2. So when you are finished making one for Kim…I’m next. Hah! Love it :-)

  3. You,ve inspired me to make one for my bedroom. I have been looking for the right throw for ages and have not found exactly what I want, so I think this is just the ticket and fun to do! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you! I didn’t realize that careful attention to the type of fabric used could make such a difference in the finished throw. I thought the only option was the bulky, super-fuzzy type.
    Can’t wait to try this!

  5. I have never made a throw. Thanks for the visual,now I believe I may try it myself:)

  6. Rats! Was hope you would say where to buy the throw. Hoping I can convince one of my girls to make one if I can find such lovely plaid fabric in those colors! Rachel, it looks absolutely lovely in your room!

  7. Beautiful! So, this is just a single piece of fleece, it’s not doubled? Or am I totally missing something?

  8. Did the selveges come surged?

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Mine came with finished ends. I’m not sure if you’d call it surged, but the fabric was finished off. I haven’t ordered the others, so I’m not positive. Hope this helps!

  9. Wha do you do with the raw edged up the length of the blanket?

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      On my fabric, it was really unobtrusive, so I just left it. I’m sure other fabrics might be finished differently, though, in which case a simple hem might be appropriate. I hope this helps!

  10. Did you cut all the way around or just the short side?

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