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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)
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 (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. :)

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

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