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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Tag Blanket:.

This was my second sewing project, which I did all by myself, and I am so happy with how it turned out! It was a gift for a baby shower. Reece had a tag blanket that my mom made, and she just loved sucking on and feeling the different ribbon sizes and textures. I think it's a fun idea, and thought I'd try my hand at it! It's actually exactly how I made my curtains, but still, I did it!

What you need:

- fabric (I used two different patterns and I used flannel)
- ribbon - all sizes and textures

I wanted the tag blanket to be about 15"x15", so I measured and pinned 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" on my fabric.

Cut it out.

Do this for both fabrics.

Cut your ribbon to the lengths that you want them. You will be looping them over.

On the right side of one of your fabric squares, pin as many ribbons as you would like. I didn't measure these like I did with the curtains. Living on the edge!

Sew along the edge a 1/4" hem. The ribbon can slide easily so be careful!

Do this all the way around your square of fabric.

Pin on the other square of fabric, having the right sides facing together and facing in.

Sew around the edges as 1/4" hem. Be careful to tuck your loops out of the way so that they don't get caught in the hem.

On the last edge leave a space to pull your fabric through.

Cut your corners, being careful not to cut your stitches.

Pull your fabric through, and pull your corners out. I ironed mine to get the hem all the way pulled out so that it wasn't folding in towards the center. (That made sense, right?)

Blind stitch your hole closed.

Finished! I think it turned out pretty cute!






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24 comments:

  1. Adorable! I have a new cousin on the way, and plan to make all sorts of goodies!

    Please feel free to stop by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and add your weekly craft links!

    It's found at theherberfamily.blogspot.com

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  2. that is super cute. i make these for baby presents, but i stick an empty costco wipe wraper in the middle of the flannel to make the blanket crinkle. i cut off the ends and the plastic part where the wipes come out...just an idea.

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  3. So cute! I made one for my little girl a few months ago and she LOVED it.

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  4. As a crafter myself, I absolutely ADORE your blog! These have been on my list for a while - and I'm super excited because your tutorial matches exactly how I'd envisioned doing this myself! (also a newbie at sewing). I do machine embroidery, so I plan on personalizing thgm before putting them together - also thinking about using fleece. Keep the great stuff coming!

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  5. that is a cute blanket...thanks!

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  6. So cute, ER got one that her Great Aunt made for her when she was a baby and she loved it. It's nice to see how to make one.

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  7. Darling! I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile. Love how yours turned out. Thanks for linking up! :)

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  8. Adorable... these are great gifts!

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  9. Too sweet! I love the colors! You did a wonderful job!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  10. Very cute! I have been wanting to make one of these!

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  11. I can't sew a stitch... It turned out really really cute.....

    Thanks for joining "Get Your Craft on Thurs." I hope you can join the party next week.

    Lori

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  12. I love these little toys! Yours turned out great.

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  13. I love these little toys! Yours turned out great.

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  14. I love making taggie blankets! (mine are here.) Lately, I've been making them smaller and stitching a piece of wipes bag in the middle to make them crinkly - you can see those here. So fun!!

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  15. Thank you sooooo much for sharing this tutorial. I am excited to get my sewing machine out and do this

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  16. Very cute!! Thanks for linking up at Creative Itch!!

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  17. I just had to tell you, I made one of these for my little baby and he loves it. I made mine round so it is a little bit different and fun. I was actually surprised that once I gave it to him he never put it down, and no it wasn't because his fingers got stuck on the loops of ribbon.
    I think I know what I will be making for new babies for a while.

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  18. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-9.html

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  19. All of your color combinations are just perfect! I am actually making one of these for my nephew. I love the ribbons! Thanks for linking up to Baby Week at Oopsey Daisy. You have such a treasure trove of ideas!
    ~Alison

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  20. ok I think I got it... I am looking to try and make one of these.... not so sure about cutting the comers part but I guess it will be trial and error right....

    Ruby

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