Quick, cute baby gift project

February 17, 2010 at 6:30 am 9 comments

Have you ever had a baby shower to go to and needed a gift really quickly? Or just a little something to add a homemade touch to a baby gift? This is the perfect project for a situation like this. If you craft on a regular basis, you probably have everything you need already. The project takes fewer than 30 minutes, and best of all – babies actually love them.

Cute, easy and practical - can you beat that?

First of all, can we mention how cute the fairytale flannel fabric is??

OK. This is a taggie-style little blanket, perfectly sized for baby’s pincher grasps and small enough to stick into a diaper bag, tuck into a stroller pocket or comfort a baby in a baby carrier. Making these is super easy. Cut out two equal sized squares from flannel fabric. This project had 6X6 inch squares. Cut out a variety of different satin ribbons – about 2.5-3 inches long.

Place flannel fabric squares right sides together. Insert satin ribbon, folded in half, between the two pieces of flannel, with tails of ribbon sticking out. Pin into place. Repeat until you have enough ribbon ‘taggies’. Sew 1/4 inch seam around the entire square, leaving about 1.5 inches unsewn in order to flip the blanket right side out. Flip right side out, sew remaining space closed. Then, sew a second time around the completed blanket on the right side, half an inch in, securing ribbons in place so that ribbons do not detach when baby plays/sucks on the tags. And that’s it, you’re done!


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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gayle  |  February 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I love the fabric of the nursery rhyme! So do you put things in them, or do babies just play with them, I’m dense.

    • 2. mallorymurray  |  February 17, 2010 at 8:32 am

      You’re not dense! 🙂 Babies like to just suck on the tags and have a little something they can pick up and throw around. It’s best for really young kids and you can even attach it to your key chain or put it on a caribeaner (sp?) and attach to a diaper bag. There’s a whole company that’s made products based off this: http://www.taggies.com/home_us.html

      To be honest, I’m not a mom and have no idea why they love them! Haha.

  • 3. Posie Patchwork  |  February 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Oh adorable!! You can do so much with this design & style with texture & colour, beautiful work!! Love Posie

  • 4. marie  |  February 19, 2010 at 7:55 am

    What a great idea! So easy but babies love them! My 3 boys didn’t have one but they alsways found the tags to suck or chew on!

  • 5. Kathryn  |  February 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I made these, but used different textures such as rickrack, lace, cording and such so the baby would have a tactile experience. It helps stimulate the brain.

  • 6. Ginny Simon  |  February 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Thank You for the great idea…I love making things to include with a gift or sometimes I make the entire gift. Please include me on your new ideas via e-mail, I sure appreciate it. Thank You..

  • 7. Nicole  |  February 20, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I made one of these a couple of weeks ago, my seven month old son loves it. I put some crinkly plastic bags between the fabric, makes it a little more interesting 😉

  • 8. kiwidutch  |  February 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Mallory, I read your post on this and was inspired. You can see my blog post on it (naturally, with reference to your article) tomorrow 21st Feb. Thanks for the inspiration ! regards… kiwidutch 🙂

  • 9. Beckee  |  June 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for this cute idea. My granddaughter is 3 and is still attached to the one I bought for her when she was born. One side is silk and the other is flannel. Nothing attached to it. I know can make one for my nieces friends baby. Thanks!


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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