DIY Fleece Blanket with Tassels

Learn how to make a DIY fleece blanket with a simple trim edge. This is a beginner sewing project that is perfect for gifts.

Adding trim to a DIY fleece blanket is a quick and easy sewing project that makes the perfect gift. This is so much easier than tying or braiding the fleece blanket edges since it’s just sewing on the trim.


– 2 yards of polar fleece – 7 yards of trim like tassels, pompoms, or rick rack – Sewing tools – Sewing machine


Cut any white or print info off of the edges so that the fleece is only printed fabric. Use a plate to cut each corner into a curve.


Clip or pin the trim onto the edge all the way around the edge. Line up the bottom edge of the trim with the cut edge of the fleece.


Zigzag the trim onto the edge of the fleece. I did the widest zigzag width and about a 3 mm length. Try to keep the stitches completely on the trim and on the fleece.


The zigzag stitch blends in with the trim, and it’s hardly noticeable on the back. The zigzag stitch isn’t needed to finish the edges of the fleece, but it helps keep it neat and tidy.


Once the trim is sewn on the blanket is finished. It makes a great throw blanket! If you need to wash it then wash it delicate cold and hang dry to protect the trim.

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