For today's Super Savvy Saturday project I thought I'd show you how I used leftover ribbon and scrap fabric to make a cute tag blanket!
Baby girl is too young to appreciate it just yet, but soon enough I'm sure it will be her favorite thing in the whole wide world :) Babies love the colors and all the fun tags to play with.
(When babies get a toy all they want to do is suck on the tag anyway, right?!)
Here's how I did it:
Baby Tag Blanket
I had some soft fabric leftover from my rosette wreath and giant monogram P. I'm too cheap to throw anything away, so I just had it lying around and decided to use it!
I cut off the edges to make a small rectangle. (You could really do this any shape. A circle would be hard, but I'm sure it could be done!) You just need enough fabric to make two identical rectangles.
I also had a bunch of random ribbon from the bow-making station I had at the showers I threw,
...and even used random ribbon I had from gifts people gave me. (Told you I don't throw away anything!)
Line up your two rectangles of fabric and pin one side of them together.
Next, cut varying lengths of ribbon. I did most of mine about this long (maybe 3-4'' or so...?):
Take your length of ribbon and fold it in half (so one end is a loop).
Open your fabric rectangles where they are pinned.
Line up the non-looped end of your ribbon so it is sticking out of the top of your pinned rectangles slightly.
Secure it with a pin.
Repeat! So easy!
When you open your pinned fabric it will look like this inside:
Do this to all 4 sides of your rectangle except for about 4 inches of one side. You'll need this gap to turn your blanket right-side out (like when making a pillow case).
Here's what it looks like when it's done.
Notice the non-pinned gap at the bottom right of mine (the right-hand corner).
Next, sew it all together! Make sure you are sewing the ribbon to the fabric - you don't want to miss any spots.
Be sure to leave the gap un-sewn (see the bottom right of my rectangle)
Use the gap to carefully reach in and turn your fabric right-side out. Make sure to get the corners well!
I added some colorful ribbon to the front and back of mine using a zig-zag stitch:
And there you go! Make sure all the tags are secure, you don't want them coming out.
So easy, so cute, and a great gift for people!
Ta-DA! Your friends will be so impressed :)