18 April 2011

Baby Name Taggie

I'm sure everyone has seen taggie blankets for babies (taggie? is that even the correct name? who knows). This is what I'm talking about in case the name is totally off base.
Thank you Google Images. I kind of remember seeing an idea that was like a taggie blanket, but just an initial. I liked that, but I thought I could do something a little different.
First I found a bubbly font and made it really big then cut out the letters after they had been printed. This should give you a little size reference.
I think I had two letters per sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Once you have your letters you can trace them onto the fabric. I added a little extra for seam allowances so the letters would end up about the same size as the printed letters. Since I used fleece it didn't matter as much about wrong/right sides, but when you're tracing and cutting just double check that the right sides will be out when everything is assembled.

Sorry I don't have more in-process pictures. Sometimes I get started and forget about blogging/picture taking until I'm done. (That and I didn't decide whether I would post this or not until this morning : ) Then cut little ribbons and pieces of fabric and felt to your little heart's content!

Pin everything together like this: letter piece 1 (right side up), ribbon with ends sticking out, letter piece 2 (right side down). Maybe that made sense? I briefly thought about bringing in one of my masterful paint drawings to help explain, but in every case this case I think it might make it even more confusing. Leave a hole for turning - preferably one that is larger than your finger!

Stuff, sew up the hole, and you're done! I don't remember how long this took me, but I don't think it was a really long time (wow, so helpful of me to share that piece of information, I know). Here's a side view so you can see the stuffed puffiness of it.
I almost forgot about one part! I made a loops with velcro on each letter so you can attach the letters or have them separate.
I thought it would be fun to be able to take them apart and put them back together. Plus, this way if he decides to change his name to Zera or Raze this gift still totally works. Hah!
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  1. I LOVE this!!! What a great idea.

  2. Awesome idea! I love how they link together. Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter- good luck:)

  3. Love that! My sewing skills are no where near yours or I would be attempting this when I have my sewing machine back.

  4. I wish I was crafty! I am the person who buys it already made.. LOL.

  5. I love the letters! they are so great. very cool. great blog too!

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  6. So Adorable!!

    I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

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  7. These are so cute! Very creative!

    I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello's party. It's a pleasure to find your blog!

    Have a great day.

  8. stopping by from tatertots and jello. such a great idea. and a cute name!

  9. Very cute! I love that you did all the letters!

  10. I also love how you did all the letters.



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