Baby Tag Blankets
Tag blankets are a great sensory item for babies. They provide an opportunity to practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Usually tag blankets have lots of different colors, ribbons, and sometimes a crunching crinkling fabric inside (optional). Tag blankets can also be like a security blanket too and come in all different shapes, styles, and sizes. The original licensed tag blanket can cost anywhere from $15-30, but you can make your own style for a couple of bucks and with ribbons you may already have at home.
Total Time: 30-40 minutes
- sewing machine
- You will need to prep your fabric and ribbons. For my fabric, I cut duplicate pieces of the shape I wanted my blankets to be. The fabric I used was cotton flannel purchased from my local craft store. I used assorted ribbons I already had in my collection. I cut a bunch of ribbon measuring about 4.5 inches.
- Let's start with the square shape tag blanket. You will need two square shaped pieces of fabric. Place one square of fabric right side up. You can use a ruler and figure out the measurements for your ribbon placement. It does not have to be perfect, but once you find your measurements you can mark it. Then when you have all your markings, get a pin and pin the ribbon and repeat all around the square.
- Sew the ribbon to the blanket removing pins as you go. Now, with the right side down lay the other square on top of the ribbon/square fabric and pin down to sew. Sew all around and leave a couple of inches so you can inside out the square and sew it.
- You can change up the patterns instead of square shape, make a circle, bean shape, heart shape, or even an animal cut design. You can change your fabric and ribbons all personalized for whoever you want to give or make this blanket for! It is perfect to gift or for your child.
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