Why is it when you buy your baby a toy they find the tag and chew on that more than the toy? I made one of these for my now 4 yr old grandson when he was about 6 months old and he loved it. We know several couples who have just had baby girls recently, so I made a newer version of the first one. This one includes a center that makes a crinkly sound when it moves around in their hands. Don’t worry, it’s not like the noisy toys every aunt and uncle wants to buy your kids haha. Lets get to it.
2 7×7 squares of fabric of your choice
1 empty cereal bag cut to 7×7 double layer (I cut the top and bottom off the bag, wipe out the inside with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Then measured 7 inches from the side going across the bag and made a vertical cut, then measure from the bottom of the bag 7 inches up and made a horizontal cut. You should now have a piece 7×14, fold in half and there you go 7×7 double layer)
8 pieces of ribbon cut to 4 inches in length
Pin the cereal bag to the back side of one of the 7×7 pieces of fabric and sew together.
Next take the other 7×7 piece of fabric and fold each piece of ribbon in half and pin to the good side of the fabric. Pinning two ribbons to each side of the square. Make sure to place the ribbon on the good side but place the pin into the back side of the fabric. This will definitely make it easier to remove the pins as you sew. My ribbons are correct but my pins are not. Leaving the ribbons where they are just stick the pins in from the back side. (I hope that makes sense)
Now place both squares together right side to right side and sew three sides and just a part of the fourth side.
After you have sewn three sides and just a small part of the fourth side, make sure to back stitch well at this point on the fourth side so your stitching won’t come apart when you turn your work right side out. Next, you want to cut the point off of your corners, being careful not to cut into your stitching.
Now turn your work right side out. You will probably have to poke something into your corners gently just to get them out. Next you will turn the remaining seam on your fourth side into itself and pin so you can sew that section closed.
Sew, remove pins and your finished. This toy is different from my original as this one has the added crinkly sound from the cereal bag sewn into the middle. Please use your good judgement when giving this toy to your baby. If for some reason your fabric rips or a ribbon comes loose and cannot be repaired, please throw it away. Plastic or loose ribbons can become a choking hazard.
If you have any questions while making this baby tag toy, feel free to send me an email and I’ll do my best to walk you through it!
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