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1  Flannel Baby Blanket with Ribbon Tags (tutorial images) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Andromache on: March 15, 2010 03:52:41 PM
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!
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