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Make a baby tag blanket!
Finding an attractive baby tag blanket is much harder than I though but making one was easy!When I first started perusing etsy and pinterest, all I could find were overly bright and colorful “baby-ish” options. I was set on having a blanket that could be aesthetically pleasing while still be entertaining and stimulating for Max. Since the best inspiration usually comes from need, I made this sensory blanket with scraps of fabric and ribbon I had around the house. I love how it turned out and Max loves it too!

Posted by Bernice from Richmond, Virginia, United States • Published See Bernice's 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    Cut main blanket fabric 1" larger than the desired final size (if your desired size is 25"×25" then cut a 26"×26" square of fabric). a 26"×26" (allow for a ½" seam) square from each fabric. I decided on this size based on how much fabric I had, but it ended up being a great size.

  • How to make a quilted blanket. Diy Baby Sensory Blanket - Step 2
    Step 2

    Crinkly Sensory Side. Pocket fabric (seer sucker, linen/cotton blend, soft-n-comfy dot fabric, denim, felt, broad cloth)

    * Fold the fabric in half and sew ¼" seams.
    * Turn the fabric right side out.
    * Fill the pocket with crinkly plastic.
    * Pin to main blanket. Sew to fabric with a ¼" seam.

  • How to make a quilted blanket. Diy Baby Sensory Blanket - Step 3
    Step 3

    Ribbon Sensory Sides. I lined two sides of the blanket with different types of ribbon. I included ribbon with different textures (satin, velvet, plastic, grosgrain, burlap, twill, jute).

    * Cut 5" strips of ribbon and fold in half.
    * Evenly space the ribbon across one edge of the fabric.
    * Pin ribbon to the front side of the fabric with the folded edge pointed in.
    * Sew ribbon to fabric with a ½" seam.

  • Step 4

    Sew the two pieces of fabric together with a ½" seam. Leave an opening so you can flip the blanket right side out. Top stitch around the edge of the blanket for a cleaner finish.

  • How to make a quilted blanket. Diy Baby Sensory Blanket - Step 5
    Step 5

    Let your baby enjoy!

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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 82 projects
This is a great gift! Also, am I a fellow Richmond resident. I live in the Shockhoe Bottom.

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