Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Taggies Cuddle Blanket Tutorial

It’s no secret that babies love to play with the tags on blankets and stuffed toys. Something about the texture of the tag that is silky and soft… I hear it’s a comfort thing. These blankets are soft and have ribbons sewn into the perimeter.

When purchasing a name brand blanket, these security blankets can cost upwards of $25. Yikes! You can easily replicate this playful, cuddly number for around $10 and give a young child a comforting, much loved security blanket.

Items needed
1/2 yard soft fabric (fleece, flannel, etc)
Variety of ribbons in different widths, colors and textures (grosgrain, satin, etc)
Measuring tape
Sewing machine or needle with thread

1. Fold your fabric into a triangle to make a square (approximately 18”) and cut. I chose to use different fabric for the front and the back but you can easily use the same fabric.  DSC03062 DSC03063 2. Lay your fabrics together. If there is and “inside” to the fabric, make sure these oppose each other (i.e. have the right-side-out of the fabric face the inside).DSC030643. Keep foster kittens from messing with your ribbon (if applicable).DSC030744. Pin your fabric together. DSC030675. Lay your ribbon out around your blanket (not necessary, but it helps when visualizing the finished product.DSC03066 6. Cut 16-20 pieces of ribbon, 5-6” long each.DSC03076 7. Lay  your ribbon around the blanket (again, for visualization purposes).DSC030788. Fold your ribbon in half right-side-out, and pin between the two layers of fabric with the cut ends facing out and lining up with the perimeter of the fabric.DSC03080DSC03079 9. Once you have all the ribbons secured, sew a 1/2” seam allowance around the perimeter of the blanket, leaving a 3” hole to turn the blanket inside out.

10. Turn the blanket inside out, tuck in the edges of the hole and hand stitch the opening closed.DSC03081DSC03082


  1. VERY cute!!! Especially the kitty!

  2. Seriously, please make me one :) so cute!

  3. now you just need a baby of your own to make it for ;-)

    Love your signature ! will you messabe me how to make one when you get a minute ! Thanks mentor !!

  4. Came out great, I love the soft orange fabric! My daughter had one that her Great Aunt made and she loved it.

    PS: I see I'm signed in as my other blog, but it's Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot