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Easy DIY baby tag blanket free sewing pattern

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Make a DIY baby tag blanket for snuggly newborns to cuddle and learn and play! This baby tag blanket with ribbon loops and super-soft minky fabric is a DIY baby gift for my friend Cristin‘s crazy cute newborn daughter, Margot.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

My DIY baby tag blanket free sewing pattern is a simplified, pocket-less, and slightly-larger version of my Kid’s Travel Toy Blanket with VELCRO Loops. I realized that I was fresh out of my beloved Snag-Free VELCRO so I used ribbons only, but you could add in the VELCRO to attach toys if you’d like.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

I love the floral fabric that I got at Jo-Ann, great black-and-white contrast for newborns, feminine, and elegant just like Cristin. The impossibly snuggly gray fabric on the back is also from Jo-Ann in the baby fabric aisle.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

This DIY baby blanket pattern is easy enough that you should finish it in a couple of hours. Pair it with a couple of handmade baby burp cloths with loops for toys and binkies and you’ve got a smart-looking, handmade baby gift.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Keep reading to see how to make a DIY tag baby blanket with ribbon loops and minky fabric. 


Supplies for making a DIY Baby Blanket (finished size blanket 24″ x 30″):

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How to make an easy DIY Baby Blanket:

Cut your fabric pieces for a finished size blanket 24″ x 30″:

  • One 25″ x 31″ rectangle for the front
  • One 25″ x 31″ rectangle for the back

You’ll be sewing 1/2″ seams throughout this project.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Cut a pile of assorted ribbons into 4″ long pieces. Fold the pieces in half and pin around the perimeter of the blanket front so that the raw edges line up. Space the ribbons 4″ apart or closer if you’d like more ribbons.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Secure the ribbons to the front by sewing around the perimeter 1/4″ close to the edge.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

With right sides together, put the blanket back onto the blanket front. Ignore my creases …I ironed them out later 😉

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Sew the back to the front using a 1/2″ seam, making sure to leave an unsewn edge about 8″ long so that you can turn the blanket right-side out later.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just sewn the blanket shut and had to get out the seam ripper, so I like to make an “X” with my pins to remind me to stop. STOP!

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

OK now clip your corners.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

And turn right-side out.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

It’ll look like this …almost done!

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Iron everything nice and crisp. I know it’s tempting to skip this step but buck up and do it.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Fold the opening under and pin the opening shut.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Pin and sew around the entire blanket close to the edge to topstitch the blanket and close the opening shut. This picture cracks me up because I used about 1000 pins to hold the opening together, obviously you need a lot less.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

And now your baby blanket is all done! Add a couple quick handmade baby burp cloths with loops for toys and binkies and wrap up your handmade baby gift.

Easy DIY Ribbon Baby Blanket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

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Copyright stuff: You’re more than welcome to use this free project and tutorial for personal use. Contact me for commercial use and etsy sales.

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linda a baughman

Monday 16th of December 2013

These look like something I could do! Thank you.

Kim

Wednesday 10th of April 2013

I just love this baby blanket and I can't wait to make one. But I do have one question: What are the ribbon hoops for?

Cristin

Wednesday 20th of March 2013

We love this blanket and I was so thrilled to receive it at my baby shower. Thanks Kathy! We'll be bringing it with us this weekend when we go and visit my mom in Pennsylvania.

Kathy Beymer

Sunday 24th of March 2013

So glad that you and Margot like it! :D

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