DIY Baby Tag Blanket

DIY Baby Tag Blanket

Are you looking for a simple gift idea for an upcoming baby shower? Or maybe you have a little one in your house that you’re wanting to create something for? Either way, this DIY Baby Tag Blanket is the perfect project to make! With our simple sewing tutorial on how to make your own baby tag blanket, you’ll be giving them out as gifts to all the new moms in your town as they are a quick but adorable sewing project.

DIY Baby Tag Blanket

One of the biggest things to keep in mind when sewing this baby blanket is that it’s a fun way to use materials with different textures and colors. This will help to create a sense of fun as well as an easy way to use up some funky fabric that you might have lying around the house. You can also make this DIY baby tag blanket for a Snuggie for your pets, too. It’s the perfect size for a small dog or cat and we all know how much they love to snuggle up with anything warm and cozy. Have fun with this simple DIY project because it really is easy to make and is loved by those who get it.

SUPPLIES FOR DIY BABY TAG BLANKET

supplies needed for baby tag blanket

A tip for getting your ribbon for free or cheap is that you can ask your local sewing store if they have any scraps of ribbon at the cutting counter. They won’t need 4” strips and will sometimes give them to you for free or really cheap.

HOW TO MAKE A DIY BABY TAG BLANKET

Wash, dry and iron the fabric (the minky does not need to be ironed!). I always begin with this step. This will help prep your fabric for sewing and keep it from shrinking and messing up your stitches later.

measure and cut fabric

Measure and cut your fabric. You will need two 15” squares – one in each fabric you chose.

laying out ribbons for baby tag blanket

Next, we will need to attach the ribbons to one square of fabric. Since minky can shift and be a little difficult to work with, I chose to attach the ribbons to my flannel. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay your ribbons out in the order you’d like them to go along the edges of the square – you’ll need 5 ribbons on each side.

attaching ribbon to baby blanket

Find the middle of one edge (at 7.5”). Fold one piece of ribbon in half and pin it to the middle that you located. The cut edges of the ribbon should line up with the cut edge of the fabric (the folded half will be pointing towards the middle of your square).

spacing out ribbons for baby tag blanket

Then, you’ll add two ribbons on each side of the middle ribbon. The placement may vary due to different widths of ribbon, so I just eyeballed mine!

pinning ribbons in place

Continue pinning the other 3 edges, making sure to pin the middle ribbon first.

sewing on the ribbon with the sewing machine

The next step in making your DIY baby tag blanket is that we will need to stitch the ribbons down. Using your sewing machine, stitch all the way around the square of fabric with a ¼” seam allowance. You’ll need to remove pins as you go (I don’t sew over them so that I don’t break my needle) – but wait until the edge of the ribbon is under the presser foot to remove your pin. You may also want to hold the folded edge of the ribbon down to ensure it doesn’t move. Backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching to reinforce your stitches.

sewing on the backing

Lay your fabric out with the ribbon side up. Take your second square of fabric and lay it face down on the ribbon square (right sides should be touching here). Pin or clip all the way around the square. It can be helpful to use both pins and clips to remind you where to start and stop sewing (see photos). You’ll need to leave a 3” gap on one side.

sewing minky layer to baby tag blanket

Sew around the square with a 1/2” inseam, making sure to leave the 3” gap unsewn.

clipping corners of the blanket

Snip the corners, being careful not to snip through your stitches. This will give your baby tag blanket nice, rounded corners.

turning fabric inside out

Through the gap you left, turn the squares right side out. Using a chopstick or a turning tool, carefully push out all corners and edges. Turn in the edges along the gap and pin closed.

pressing edges of baby tag blanket

If you want crisp edges, you can press lightly on the flannel side (not the minky side!).

sewing on final ribbons

Using a 1/8” seam allowance, top stitch around the whole square. Make sure to catch the edges at the gap to close your hole.

putting tag blanket into bag for gift

Now your Blanket is complete wasn’t that a simple sewing project? My kids loved their baby tag blankets, most lasted with them for years until they outgrew it. It is just something about the soft Minky fabric and the tags that they love about it and for most of my kids, it was their go-to sleep blanket. Make one baby tag blanket or several and gift them to cute babies or soon moms to be! These make great baby shower or new baby gifts and can easily be customized for boys, girls, or even made to be gender-neutral.

If you liked how to sew this simple DIY Baby Tag Blanket, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

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DIY Baby Tag Blanket

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This DIY Baby Tag Blanket is so simple and easy to make! Choose ac cute fabric and some scrap ribbons and get to work on this simple to sew tag blanket.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost 4.00

Materials

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry and iron the fabric (the minky does not need to be ironed!).
  2. Measure and cut your fabric. You will need two 15” squares – one in each fabric you chose.
  3. Next, we will need to attach the ribbons to one square of fabric. Lay the fabric right side up.
  4. Find the middle of one edge (at 7.5”). Fold one piece of ribbon in half and pin it to the middle that you located.
  5. Add two ribbons on each side of the middle ribbon.
  6. Continue pinning the other 3 edges, making sure to pin the middle ribbon first.
  7. Stitch all the way around the square of fabric with a ¼” seam allowance, removing pins as you go.
  8. Backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching to reinforce your stitches.
  9. Lay your fabric out with the ribbon side up. Take your second square of fabric and lay it face down on the ribbon square (right sides should be touching here).
  10. Pin or clip all the way around the square. Leave a 3” gap on one side.
  11. Sew around the square with a 1/2” inseam, making sure to leave the 3” gap unsewn.
  12. Snip the corners, being careful not to snip through your stitches.
  13. Through the gap you left, turn the squares right side out. Using a chopstick or a turning tool, carefully push out all corners and edges.
  14. Turn in the edges along the gap and pin closed.
  15. If you want crisp edges, you can press lightly on the flannel side (not the minky side!).
  16. Using a 1/8” seam allowance, top stitch around the whole square.
  17. Enjoy!

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1 thought on “DIY Baby Tag Blanket”

  • I love this tutorial! My younger son was obsessed with his taggy blanket so much so that I had to buy an identical one so that I could launder it. But when he caught on that there were two, then he wouldn’t let me launder either. We ended up with 5 of them and we could only wash one at a time. He would stand at the washer and dryer and cry until it was done! He is 7 now and still keeps them in his bed. Thanks for sharing this cute DIY project and linking up!

    Shelbee

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