Need a quick gift for a baby shower? Bringing over a hot meal to your friend who just had a baby and want add a little something? Taggie Blankets are super-easy and fast to sew beginner-friendly projects that are fun to make and give instant satisfaction. They are also high in demand baby present because babies love to play with the tags and the colors and textures are stimulating their little senses but also give something cuddly to hold onto.
1) Let get going by gathering our supplies
10″ x 10″ Quilting cotton scrap – I used Riley Blake Sunny Happy Skies Yellow Stripes
12 5″-6″ Riley Blake Sew Together Ribbons
Pins, Sewing Machine, Coordinating Thread
If you do not have fabric scraps in that size, you can use Fat Quarters and make a bigger blanket or just cut the fabric in 10″ x 10″ squares.
2) Pin ribbons
Fold 11 of your 12 ribbon stripes in half and pin it on your cotton fabric as shown in the picture.
3) Stitch around the Taggie Blanket
Place the minky square on top of the cotton square facing right sides together. Pin plenty as minky tends to slip. You might want to use a walking foot, but a normal foot also works. Starting and ending always with a back-stitch, stitch around the taggie blankie leaving around 6″ open in the middle of one side. Clip the corners. I stitch at least twice over the ribbons to make sure they are secured tightly.
4) Turn taggie blanket inside out
Carefully insert your hand and take out the pins one by one. Turn your taggie blankie right side out and use a chopstick to carefully poke out the corners. Pull on all tags to make sure they are all fully out and secured.
5) Stop-stitch around
Gently tuck the raw edges of your opening inside. Fold your remaining ribbon in half and tuck it in the middle of your opening and pin in place from the outside. Top-stitch all around very close to the edge, closing the opening. Back-stitch to secure your thread. Remove the pin. Clip your threads. Repeat for more blankets!
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