When we landed in SFO, I looked up "diy fleece blanket" because that was the last cold flight I am going to take. I had a clue about the blueprint, but I wanted to find my inspiration, beyond the cold flights. Instructables explains the steps to creating a no sew fleece blanket.
A cozy blanket for the dorm room on about.com.
As soon as we landed, I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics to pick out a fleece combination that I like ... pink and flamingos.
I cut the fabric 45 inches by 55 inches to keep it small for traveling. The tassels were cut 5 inches long with a 5 by 5 inch square cut from each corner.
How awesome does this look once you spend the time tying all of the knots around the blanket?
But that isn't enough. I had to figure out a way to make this a package that included my neck pillow and eye cover. I cut two pieces of fleece 43 inches long, 3 inches wide and sewed the edges (there goes the broken 'no sew' promise). I measured 7 inches from the blanket's edge and sewed the long piece to the blanket.
Tied up and ready for a long flight to Greece in a couple of weeks!