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Topic: Flannel Baby Blanket with Ribbon Tags (tutorial images)  (Read 4503 times)
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« on: March 15, 2010 03:52:41 PM »

Hello!
This is my first thread...and my first sewing project!
I made a baby blanket with ribbon tags for a friends shower. The pictures don't show every step, but I'll fill you in Smiley
First, I cut out the flannel pattern side, and the fleece (plushie side!). I tried to make them both 25.5 inches by 25.5 inches..but they ended up being more like 24x24 inches. I really have to learn to cut straighter.
I cut all the miscellaneous ribbon pieces around 4 or 5 inches. 4 inches is sufficient.


Then I pinned the ribbons as loops in between the folded fabric. Just place the ribbon (folded in half with the loop side facing into the blanket) between the two right sides of the fabric and pin. I placed them about 2 inches apart..maybe less (I'm use to metric)



You can see here I have lots of left over tails sticking out. I should have cut the ribbon shorter...Make sure the loops aren't too long or they will be a hazard for the baby.
Then I did a straight stitch all around, leaving a 10 cm gap (4 inches) to turn it rightside out. Make sure you cut the ribbon excess BEFORE turning it rightside out (I almost forgot, I was too excited).
I then closed up the hole by adding a few more loops of ribbon and top stitching with a fun zig zag. I didn't iron yet because I was afraid to melt the arctic fleece.
Anyway, voila! A pretty tag blanket.


It probably took me about an hour and a half...Just because I'm not use to sewing!
Please leave questions or comments and I'll be happy to answer;)

What do you think of the colour combination? I needed a gender neutral pattern, and I really like these swirly polka dots!
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010 07:40:31 AM by Andromache » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010 01:44:36 PM »

I love the color combo and think it is very neutral. It looks so cute and just screams baby! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010 02:16:18 PM »

Very cute!  I love taggie blankies!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010 08:06:29 PM »

Thanks!
I'll be making more blankets and plushies this weekend Smiley And possibly with tags once my ribbon order comes in!
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aliferg
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012 07:29:26 PM »

Thanks for posting this!  I know little ones love these blankets, but the price they charge in most stores is kind of crazy for a taggy little piece of fabric!  I never thought about making my own, but now I am inspired!
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