No Sew Projects

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Zahboo, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I love to make things with my hands, but I can't sew, don't have a sewing machine and gave up on crocheting a while back. Does anyone have no sew projects?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    You can do a lot with fleece that is no sew. I make no sew fleece blankets and pillows.
     
  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Quote:Do you have any pictures or can you explain how?
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Some people just tie them. I do it a little different so that I don't lose any size on my fleece. For the blankets I get two pieces of fleece, sbout 2 yards long each. I lay them out one on top of the other on the floor and cut them to identical width and length. Then I safety pin then all around the edges to keep them aligned. I get extra fleece and cut it into 11" X 1/2" strips. Make sure the fleece strips are cut across the width of the original fabric so they aren't stretchy. I then take my razor/craft knife and poke a row of holes abut 1/2 " from the edge (through both layers of blanket) about 1 1/2" inches apart from eachother. Then, for each hole, I fold a 11X12 strip in half and push it through the hole making a loop (a crochet hook helps with this). I then pull the loose strand ends through the loop making a tassle. The tassles hold the two sides together. It works better than the cutting and tying th fleece because it never comes untied in the wash and you don't lose any width. When I cut my poking holes, I usually do about a dozen at a time because it can be hard to see them if they aren't just freshly poked with the razor point. If that is clear as mud, I will try to get some pictures in the next couple of days to help. Pillows can be made this way too. Just cut the fleece the same size as the pillow insert and tassle all the way around.
     
  5. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    That sounds awesome. After I get nifty with quilts I will play with the fleece [​IMG]
     

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