It’s National Sewing Month for the month of September in the US and to help celebrate I’ve created a tutorial!
Allfreesewing.com has kicked off the celebrations with a Sewing for Baby theme. I was delighted to be invited to contribute to the celebrations so for now my tutorial can be found over on their website.
I decided to make a tutorial for these gorgeous ribbon tag loveys. These loveys were one of the first things I sewed up for my babies when they were born. They make a great little comforter and a sensory toy all in one!
You might also like this great round up of baby lovey tutorials
What You Will Need to Make a Ribbon Tag Lovey
- 1 x 12” x 12” (30 ½ cm x 30 ½ cm) Piece of Minky (minky dot in my favourite!) or cuddle fleece
- 1 x 12” x 12” (30 ½ cm x 30 ½ cm) Piece of coordinating flannelette or other soft fabric
- 20 x 4 ½” (11 ½ cm) strips of ribbon of varying sizes and colours (mine range from ½” to 1” wide)
- Matching thread colour
Sewing Tools Needed
- Sewing machine
- Walking foot (optional but highly recommended)
- Scissors (or rotary cutter and cutting mat)
- Chop stick (optional)
These ribbon tag loveys (also know as Taggies) are super easy to make, so they’re perfect for a beginning sewer.
I like to use minky fabric for these ribbon tag loveys because it is so soft and cubbly and it maintains that softness, wash after wash. It can be temperamental to sew with so it might be worth checking out my top tips for sewing with minky,
You can find the tutorial right here during National Sewing Month!