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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Taggie Toy for Baby

This is a project I meant to complete months ago, but then I got distracted, which is par for the course. If you are a mom, or even if you aren't, you may have heard about "Taggies." Apparently children like tags on stuffed animals and other toys. Funny how this reminds me of cats and dogs liking empty grocery bags more than their toys, but I will withold judgement.

I bought 1/4 yard of this bright color striped fabric on clearance and then purchased 1 yard of three different coordinating ribbons. The total cost for material was less than $5.


I went with a raw size of 13x15 inches for the fabric portion of the Taggie which is because I liked that size, it wasn't too big or too small. I didn't use batting or any other filler, just the two pieces of fabric sewn together. But, before I sewed the pieces together I cut several pieces of 4-5 inch ribbon from each of my three colors: orange grosgrain, red satin, and lime green with blue dots grosgrain.


I folded the ribbons in half and pinned them around the right side of one of the pieces of fabric and then stitched them in place. Then, I added the second piece of fabric and stitched the two together. At this point, I couldn't see the ribbon anymore because the loops were "inside" the fabric.



When I turned the fabric right side out, I went around the edge with a tight straight stitch and wa-la, project is done! I have some extra fabric and ribbon so I will probably make another one because, well, why not?!




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11 comments:

craftynan said...

hiya shannon , this is so cute and your little one will love it , i'm sure you will smile when your see him/her playing with it knowing you made it x tfs
xmaggiex

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

So creative! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

xoxokara

Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

Super cute Shay!

Tiffany said...

I saw your link up on Boufee e Bambini. I love the fabric colors and the choice of ribbons!

Hanna said...

This is really cute!!! Thankyou do much for sharing and for linking up:)

xoxoxo Hanna

TheInspiredHousewife said...

This is adorable...and looks so simple too! I may have to try to make one of these for my grandson who will be born in June!

Walking by Faith said...

Love this, but as much as I know my 6-month-old baby girl will! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

I'm your newest follower and would love for you stop by my blog sometime and become a follower, as well! :) Keep the cute craft ideas coming!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Hi Shannon~

Thanks so much for stopping by & becoming a new follower. I so appreciate your kind comment too. :) Your taggie toy is super cute and very thrifty! Congrats on the baby, soon very soon!! I look forward to seeing more of your creative side meshed with the chaos of motherhood. :)

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Heather@The Black's Best said...

My kids all had something similar to this that we called their "lovey" I added a silky side to lovey in addition to the tags. They all loved rubbing it against their cheek as they fell asleep. Very cute. My advice...make about 3 of these so you can wash frequently.

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Happy to see your creative idea linked up last week at my K.I.S.S. blog bash. Looking forward to seeing what great project you share this week, remember the link is open until Tuesday @ midnight {CST}.

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mamaseemamado.com said...

Super cute! I love the bright colors. Aren't they fun to make?