Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Tie Blanket

My son loves blankets but all of his blankets are made out of polyester or fleece which is way to hot for summer so I thought it would be fun to make him one that would be a bit cooler. Since I don't have a sewing machine and I figured hand stitching the whole thing would take forever I decided to make a tie blanket. It was very simple and is now my sons favorite blanket so I thought I would share it with you.
I chose a yard of cotton fabric with a bicycle pattern on it since bikes are one of my sons favorite things. I also chose a yard of fabric that was much softer in a color that complimented the bike pattern.

After washing the fabric I placed the cotton fabric face down on my counter, since it was a little larger then the blue fabric, then placed the blue fabric face up on top of the cotton fabric.

I then cut off the extra cotton fabric

Then I cut strips around the whole blanket, I suggest longer thinner strips because they are easier to tie together.

I found that this was the best way to cut the corners
I then tied all the strips together with a double knot, one blue strip with one cotton strip, which attached the cotton fabric to the blue fabric.

Once all the strips are tied together the blanket is finished!


  1. Hi! This is a great idea. I'm curious to know where you got your bicycle pattern fabric from?

  2. Thank you. I bought the bicycle fabric from JoAnn Fabrics.