Here is the tutorial for how to make a taggie. You can make these as big or small as you like. I have made mine small enough for little hands, but the principal could be used for a pram blanket or even a cot one. If you don’t have the time to make one you can now get your very own from my new etsy shop (I have finally taken the plunge!). Just click here to take a look at what is currently on offer.
Pretty patterned fabric, cut to your chosen size
Soft backing fabric, such as fleece, minky or teddy fleece (which I have used)
4 different ribbons, cut into 4 strips about 5 inches long (you may want more ribbon colours for a bigger blanket, and can change the length according to how much you want them to stick out)
Cut your patterned fabric and backing to the desired size (including 1/2 inch for seams). Iron cotton fabric.
Collect together your ribbons, making sure you have 4 of each colour (that is one for each side of the blanket).
Fold your ribbons in half and pin them onto the right side of your patterned fabric with their edge touching the edge of the fabric (see above). Spread them out at roughly equal intervals around the edges. I did mine by eye, but if you want to be exact you could use a ruler. Make sure you pin on the BACK side of the fabric so that you can pull them out once you have sewn your fabrics together otherwise they will be stuck inside the blanket 😦 .
Lay your fleece backing so the right side touches the right side of the patterned fabric and the ribbons, look at the picture if this doesn’t make sense. Pin together, leaving a gap that you will NOT sew yet (I put 2 pins close together on each side of the opening so I know where to stop sewing). This is best done between two ribbons on the side of the blanket – you will have a small hole but with a good bit of pokng you will be able to turn your blanket later.
Sew around your pieces, using a 1/2 inch seam. Don’t forget to leave your gap! Remove pins, then use your fingers to push the fabric through your opening, turning it out the right way, use some scissors or a knitting needle to push out the corners totally. Now sew around the edge again using a 1/4 or 1/2 inch seam. This will close the opening you have. Iron. Done!! Don’t they look cute.
Little Boo has tested them for snuggability and she definitely approves!