Halloween Themed Taggie Blanket Tutorial

I realize kids, usually 2 and older, get really excited about Halloween. But what about the littlest? There are so many new babies around me right now that I felt they deserve a Halloween treat as well.
Disclosure: this is my first sewing project. As in, ever. So if you have good eyes and notice the stitches aren’t straight, take it easy on me.
As I was saying, the babies also deserve a Halloween treat. Enter the Halloween themed taggie blanket.

Halloween Taggie Blanket

Materials

  • Tailor’s measuring tape or a ruler 
  • 1/3 yard of a Halloween pattern cotton fabric
  • 1/3 yard of a softer fabric (minky, flannel, or flece) in a solid color
  • Fabric marker or sketching pencil
  • Ribbons
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine

Instructions

  • Using a tailor’s measuring tape, or a ruler, measure the fabric and mark to desired measurement. I cut both fabrics into 9×7 squares, the standard taggie blankets are usually about 12×12 to 15×15, but I chose to make mine smaller.
  • Cut ribbons into strips of 5 1/2 inches in length. I used some of the ribbons I have been collecting from presents, but you can buy any specific color or pattern you wish (recycled ribbons just earns you an extra green points).
  • Make a loop with each ribbon and align both ends along the edge of the fabric and secure with them with a pin. I used three ribbons on each size and I spaced them out about 1 inch apart.

Note: If your fabric has a front and back you need to pin the ribbons of the front size of it.

  • Place the second square of fabric on top (sandwiching the ribbons between both pieces of fabric) and  secure it with pins leaving about half an inch space between the pin and the edge of the fabric.
  • Run a stitch on each side leaving about 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave a gap of about 3 inches on one side to be able to turn everything right side out.
  • Cut each of the corners.

Through the opening left on one side turn everything right side out. Saw the hole closed. That is it!


   
About Stephanie

Stephanie is a stay-at-home mom to her curly-haired two year old son, a nursing student, dog lover, and yoga enthusiast. She loves to share her tips on making green and healthy living attainable to families getting
started in the wonderful world of eco-consciousness. She believes in
real food and living as natural as possible…and why not, leaving behind a
better planet for our children.

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