I have found the baby gift I am making for baby showers for the rest of my life!
I LOVE these!
One of my friends just had a sweet little girl on Thursday, and I brought her dinner on Saturday.
For some reason a meal and cookies just didn’t cut it.
I think running this blog is rubbing off of me!
I HAD to make her something cute.
I had less than 24 hours to come up with something and I made this!
I know sweet Brynnlee will love holding this Personalized Taggie.
The first step is to find your letter.
I just found a letter shape I liked on my computer writing program.
I made it as big as I could, printed it, and then cut out the shape.
If it has a center, cut out those pieces as well.
Then take your letter and trace it onto your fabric using your Vanishing Fabric Marker.
Outline the center too.
Then you will cut out your letter.
Leave the center uncut.
Next you will trace your letter on your backing fabric.
Make sure you trace the letter on the wrong side of the fabric.
Also, if your letter has a center, trace the pieces you cut out in the first step.
Now for the ribbon!
It is best to use different colors and types of ribbon.
I mixed it up by using a little Double Ruffle Ribbon, Moonstitch Ribbon, Ric Rac, Solid Grosgrain, and Swiss Dots Ribbon.
I cut my ribbon to be three inches long.
I usually do about 4 pieces per ribbon to start off.
Test your ribbon length by making a loop and putting it up to the shape.
Make it shorter or longer according to your taste.
Remember that 1/2″ will disappear when it’s sewn and turned.
Now pin your ribbon loops onto the front of your fabric.
You can pin them as close or as far apart as you’d like.
Next you will sew the ribbon to the fabric.
Sew close to the edge.
Once you are done sewing the ribbon to the fabric, you will attach your minky fabric.
Put right sides together, pin, and sew.
I used less than a 1/4″ seam, because I didn’t want my “B” shape to get much smaller.
Make sure to leave a small opening to turn it right side out.
(If you have troubles with sewing minky fabric, a walking foot for your sewing machine does wonders! I got mine on Amazon.com. Just make sure it will work with your sewing machine. )
When you’ve sewn it together, turn it right side out.
Press the seams and then top stitch the opening shut. Continue top stitching around the shape.
If your letter has a center, we are going to add the minky to the front.
Pin the minky fabric down where you have marked and sew around the edge.
Oh isn’t it cute!?!
And here is the back.
These Personalized Taggies are absolutely perfect gifts for new babies and expecting moms.
They really show that a lot of thought went into their gift, but they are very quick and easy to do.
I hope you love them as much as I do.
If you’d like a tutorial on how to make a regular tag blanket, we have one that is great to follow.
Just click the link!
And to make the crinkly sound in the tag blanket, you can use a diaper wipes package.
They are perfect!
Just cut them out and sew onto the back of the fabric before you sew the fabric and the minky together.
Let me know if you have any questions!