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How To: Make a "Taggie" Baby Toy

This is such a cute little toy that I have seen around and I decided to make one for a friend who is having a baby in September...Then I made another for Anikka's Christmas present!
Gather tools: linen or fabric (cotton)
scissors
embroidery hoop
disappearing ink marker
pattern or drawing to trace or eyeball
embroidery/crewel needles
embroidery floss
Ribbon pieces (about 3 in. each)
Pre-wash & iron fabric
Trace or draw picture onto fabric with disappearing ink marker.
Put into embroidery hoop & embroider around edges or design
Cut out with scissors, giving about a 1 inch ledge all around the embroidered piece
Pin ribbon pieces folded in half on the RIGHT side of embroidered picture, like this from Chicaandjo.com (sorry, at this point, it was nearly 1:40,  the shower was at 2 and I didn't have any time to take pictures!)
Sew around edges, leaving one edge open
Turn inside out & stuff 
Fold in edges and sew up!

Here is a seashell taggie I made for my friend, it is a conch shell and one of my favorite pictures (although looks kinda wonky in this pic!)

Coupled with a baby bonnet & matching baby legwarmers, this is a great baby shower gift that is simple, frugal, and will be much loved!
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kylee said…
The taggie is already proudly on display in the nursery and I can't wait to use the bonnet and leg warmers - perfect for a fall baby! I was so jealous of Anikka's pair, so I'm glad that my baby will be just as stylish. :)

THANK YOU!!!
julie k said…
Sarah, this is adorable! I love it!

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