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How to Make a Shirt Blanket Without Sewing: A Simple DIY Guide

How to Make a Shirt Blanket Without Sewing: A Simple DIY Guide

How to Make a Shirt Blanket Without Sewing: A Simple DIY Guide

Have a bunch of old t-shirts that you can’t bear to throw away? Turning them into a no-sew blanket is a fantastic way to preserve memories while adding a functional piece to your home décor.

Not only is this project simple and budget-friendly, but it also aligns with sustainable practices by repurposing fabric that might otherwise end up in a landfill.

How to Make a No Sew T-Shirt Blanket

Creating a no-sew t-shirt blanket is an excellent project for those who want to repurpose old shirts without the need for sewing skills. This type of blanket not only preserves memories embedded in your t-shirts but also provides a practical, cozy item for your home. Here’s a detailed guide on how to craft a no-sew t-shirt blanket, complete with tips for making the process smooth and enjoyable.

Materials Needed

Before you begin, gather the necessary materials:


  1. Prep the Shirts: Wash and dry all t-shirts to ensure they are clean and pre-shrunk. This prevents any distortions after the blanket is made.

  2. Cut the Shirts: Lay each shirt flat and cut off the sleeves, collar, and bottom hem to create a large rectangle. Then, cut out the largest possible squares or rectangles from each shirt, focusing on the areas with graphics or designs you want to include. Common dimensions for the panels are 12"x12" or 15"x15".

Assembly Process

  1. Layout Design: Arrange your cut panels on a large, flat surface (like the floor or a big table) to decide on the arrangement. This step allows you to play with the aesthetic—mixing colors, designs, and text orientations until you find a pleasing pattern.

  2. Mark and Cut Fringes (if using knots): If you choose the tying method, mark and cut 1-inch wide and 2-inch deep fringes along all sides of each panel. Ensure the cuts are even to make tying easier.

  3. Joining the Panels:

    • Knot Tying Method: Tie the fringes of adjacent panels together using double knots. This method secures the panels and adds a decorative fringe edge all around.
    • Adhesive Method: If you prefer not to have fringes, lay a fusible bonding web or apply fabric glue along the edges of one panel, align the next panel edge-to-edge, and press to bond. If using a fusible web, you will need to cover the area with a cloth and press with a hot iron to melt the adhesive.

Finishing Touches

  1. Edge Finishing:

    • For Knotted Blankets: Ensure all outer edges are knotted consistently to give a neat, finished look.
    • For Adhesive Blankets: You might add a border with fabric glue or create a faux hem by folding over the edge and gluing it down for a cleaner finish.
  2. Final Inspection: Go over the blanket to make sure all knots are tight or that all glued seams are secure. Trim any uneven fringes or loose threads for a neat appearance.

Care and Maintenance

Whether you’re curling up on your couch, laying it over your Puffy Lux Mattress, or gifting it to a friend, a no-sew blanket made from cherished shirts is a wonderful way to keep memories alive while staying warm and comfy.

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How Often Should You Wash Your DIY No-Sew Blanket?

Maintaining your DIY no-sew blanket involves regular cleaning, especially if it’s frequently used. Here’s how to decide when and how often to wash it:

Factors Influencing Washing Frequency

As someone who enjoys crafting but not sewing, I found making a no-sew t-shirt blanket to be a rewarding project. It was not only a great way to recycle old shirts but also a fun activity to engage in with my children. We now use our blanket for movie nights on our Puffy Lux Mattress, which is just as easy to care for and equally comforting.


Making a no-sew t-shirt blanket is a perfect weekend project that’s both eco-friendly and creative. It requires minimal tools and no sewing skills, making it accessible for crafters of all ages and abilities.

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