DIY – baby tag blanket

This is an easy project that will take you less than 30 minutes to create! Why buy a generic baby blanket when you can make your own original one for around $15!

What you need:

  • half a yard of fabric. probably something soft like a flannel or fleece.
  • spool of ribbon.
  • thread to match fabric and ribbon
  • sewing machine
  • pins

Step 1: cut fabric into two identical rectangles.  If using the entire 1/2 yard is too big, you can cut the fabric down to 20″ x 16″ which is a good size for a baby 0-3 months. The smaller size is also good to use for strollers or baby carriers as a covering.

Step 2: cut ribbon into 6 inch strips. For 20″ x 16″ you need 14 strips. For larger size use 16-20.

Step 3: lay fabric pieces so that outside fabric is facing in, and the lining is facing outside

Step 4: fold ribbon in loops and pin to fabric. Pin loops facing inside. For 20″ x 16″ pin 3 loops to short side, 4 loops to long side. For larger side pin 4-5 loops to short side, 5-6 loops to long side.

Step 5: sew 3 sides down with sewing machine using basic straight stitch. sew 3/4 of last side leaving small 1 inch hole to pull blanket inside out.

Step 6: pull blanket inside out, iron out wrinkles and flatten blanket

Step 7: slip stitch 1 inch hole and close up blanket

Step 8: give blanket to a baby! the ribbon loops are perfect for teething and playing and helping babies develop motor skills

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