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!