Taggie Blanket

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A baby taggie blanket can be so expensive taggie blanketto buy, so why not have a go at making one? These are simple to make and don’t take long. A beginning sewer can easily manage this project. Making a taggie blanket uses up your fabric scraps too.

I’ve explained all the techniques used in this project in previous articles. Just click on the blue links if you need help.

I used microfiber fleece for the main part of the Taggie Blanket. You could also use pretty print cotton fabrics like fat quarters but, if you’ve read my other tutorials, you know I prefer the microfibre fleece. I’ve already made three pair of baby booties and a plush baby toy from it. Why? It’s very soft and feels so good on baby’s (or anyone else’s) skin.

fat quartersHobbycraft have some special half price offers on some very pretty fat quarters.

 

 

Materials

  • 2 pieces of micro fleece 30cm x 30cm (12″ x 12″)
  • 14 fabric scraps of differing sizes. (I used different textures to make it more tactile)
  • Thread
  • Scissors

 

Making the tags

Once you have all you materials, take the scrapsMaterials for Taggie Blanket first and cut into rectangles of various sizes. Remember these will be getting folded in half and sewn so allow for this. My largest piece was 10cm x 15cm (4″ x 6″)

 

 

 

 

Fold each piece in half lengthwise right Tags cut and pressedsides together and press till you have 14 tags ready to sew.

 

 

 

 

Sew two sides leaving one side open Sewing the Seamsfor turning right sides out.

 

 

 

 

Turn all pieces right side out and pressIron the tags. I pressed the seams to the side but you can press seams to the centre if you prefer.

 

 

 

 

Putting it together

Fold the tags in half and lay on 1 of thePin tags on fleece pieces of fleece with the folded ends facing the centre. Space them out as shown in the picture and pin in place.If you’re using fabric pin the tags to the right side.

 

 

 

Baste/tack in place, you can find an Sew Tags onto fleeceexplanation of basting here. Take the second piece of fleece and lay on top of the basted pieces. If you’re using print fabric remember to place the right side down.

 

 

All pieces placed togther ready for sewing

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch around all 4 sides leaving a gap Right sides out and pin open endfor turning right sides out. Turn right sides out then turn in and pin the open end.

 

 

 

Top stitch around the edge to give a nice Top stitchneat finsh.

 

 

 

 

 

The fleece centre looked a bit plain to me Baby taggie blanketso I thought I’d try my new found applique skills. I had an old charity shop cushion cover with animals printed on it so I cut out the giraffe for this project.

 

 

And there we are, I think baby Lilly likes her new taggie blanket!

Baby Lilly holding taggie blanket

 

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  10. My sister has just had a baby and I’ve been stuggling for gift ideas, she has so much stuff already. A hand made taggie blanket is perfect, thanks for helping me out!

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  21. What a lovely idea 🙂

  22. Kathy, the way of you making the taggie blanket is really simple and great for those people want to do their own DIY blanket. I think the baby love to grab the tags that you made. 🙂

  23. Such a simple but creative and beautiful idea.
    thank you for sharing. a friend of mine had a new baby daughter at the weekend so I will get a few ideas.

    Best Wishes,
    Richard

  24. I love these, but I don’t think I’m capable of making one. LOL I like the ones where you just tie the tags into place. This pattern is really nice, though. I have to admit you’re tempting me. 🙂

  25. I always wanted a patchwork day blanket! This might be for baby blankets but I am sure it can be adjusted for all sorts of blankets. I am bookmarking this!

    Thanks.
    Janine

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