Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Little "Tab" Baby Blanket

So, if any of you have seen these cutest ribbon tab blankets that are floating around out there,...well little hands just love them. (So much so that my 15 month old kept trying to steal one from a 5 month old. So not cool!:)) Well they are just too adorable, and pretty simple to make. So I thought I would give it a try.
I just used two rectangles of coordinating fabric (approx 18" by 24") and made sure that one of the fabrics was really textured and fuzzy. Then I cut 20 pieces of ribbon about 6" long. I did four pieces of five different ribbons for a pattern, but my friend made one with all kinds of mismatched ribbons and it was adorable as well,...so just go to town!!

I was not even super careful spacing the ribbon. Just eyed it. I pinned the loops facing inside so that when you turn the fabric inside out they just pop right on out.

Placed the coordinating fabric on top and sewed it with about 1/2 an inch seam allowance just to make sure I caught all of the ribbon. (Remember to leave your opening to turn it. I left a corner because it was the biggest space between ribbons and I did not want to deal with sewing a ribbon into the finishing seam.)

Turned it inside out and whip stitched the corner closed. Really easy as pie and now my quarter pint doesn't have to bully littler babes out of their cute little ribbon-tabby blankies. Happy times!!


Jennifer said...

I so wish I could sew. I love this! You should sell these on your etsy shop. Seriously, so cute. I actually give Emma pieces of ribbon to hold because she loves them!

Zuzana said...

You know, I am out of words to use anymore to describe your talent.;))
The last photo is absolutely priceless; very professional and so touching.;)) Makes me want to hold that tiny little hand.;)

Wendy said...

Very cute...I LOOOVE That last photo and those chubby little fingers!

Keetha Broyles said...

I've seen these on other blogs a while back. I thought then, and still do think that they are AWESOME.

Unknown said...

I remember when my husband ask me if I wanted to have a baby,, but I knew we had a problem, so we buy viagra after to prove all the benefits this medicine can give us. like a couples we talk everything, and now we finally have our kids. The last baby have a lot of blanked that my husband buy for him. I think he doesn´t know how to say happy he is in this moment.

This Eclectic Life said...

I am having a hard time keeping my soft fabric and top fabrics even when sewing, making for more of an abstract shape than a square. :) any pointers?

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