9.10.2009

More sewing!? Scraps of fleece baby tag blankie

I'm really enjoying learning to sew! I've been working on cards and paper crafts too. I'll have some of those up soon.
      
My little girl has been wanting a snuggie/slanket/sort of thing made with cupcakes so I got some fabric 30% off at Hobby Lobby and gave it a shot. That is so easy. It's literally sewing a few straight lines, cutting arm holes and sewing the sleeves in. Oh if only making clothing were so easy! Anyway, we had a little scrap left and it seems like everyone we know is having a baby, so we put those scraps to good use.
Using a Ribbon Blankie tutorial we used ribbon scraps and fleece scraps to make this blankie. Of course, you know I had to put a twist on it. I put one of my pacifier clips on one corner so not only will this blankie be a soft toy for a baby to chew on and play with, it will also keep that pacifier handy.
            
It's fleece on both sides, I just pinned the ribbon and went to sewing around it. Turned it out and hand stitched hte opening closed. I'm not totally comfortable with top stitching yet. I like my uneven stitching to be hidden. lol! So do you think this sewing thing is working out for me or should I just give up?

22 comments:

tinahead81 said...

i love that, keep it up! i'm jealous that you're learning to sew...i can't find anyone to teache me! lol

Beth said...

Cute! Great job - keep it up!

wholarmor said...

That's really cute! I've used a sewing machine on a scrapbook page once, but that was it!

Amanda @geekdetails said...

I think these are so neat. My boys would have loved them when they were little. I have friends on etsy that make them and this company keeps claiming the idea is original to them and copyright.... My dh had one when he was little (boy colors of course) that his mom used when she was little. I find it absurd they keep trying to shut down other stores that sell these things.

...sorry. I rant a bit every time I see a blanket like that. They're neat and your's is pretty!

CoveredInCrafts said...

Wow Amanda, I didn't know about that. That's weird. I had something like it when I was a baby. Obviously the ribbon is much cuter now, that was the 80s. lol

I recently heard that the word Onsie is copyrighted and that you're not supposed to use it when selling onsies. If we can't call that thing a onsie, what do we call it?

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Yes. Onsie is copyrighted too and if you use it in a listing, they will contact Etsy to have it removed even if you're using their brand of Onsie and have just decorated it. Even if you don't say onsie but have the tag from a Gerber onsie showing, they'll contact you to remove the listing or remove the tag. It's weird. I've heard of people calling it a one piece now or a body suit etc. Weird so weird.

Loquacious said...

Oh how dang cute! I guess my question is on the ribbons... are they securely fastened inside? Paranoid me would be worried about a choking hazard for baby....

But cute!

CoveredInCrafts said...

Oh I'm so paranoid too. They are stitched over and backstitched to one side, then stitched again when I added the second layer of fleece. So they are sewn over 3 times. I'm pretty sure they are in there good. I'm a worrier too. :) Someone told me that I should have put something inside it to make noise (crinkle plastic) but I'd be worried the baby could get it out if there was a hole in it or something...

melissa sews said...

Love your taggy blanket! What a great idea to sew a pacifier clip right onto it. My daughter was a passy baby and we were constantly losing it. :) Melissa

Sara said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute! good luck with the sewing

vismom1995 said...

Oh my goodness this is adorable!! Very very cool :O)

Gina said...

What a great idea to use your scraps. I think this is a great baby gift!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

That is absolutely the cutest thing I've seen!!! Fantastic job!!!!

Tish said...

ADORABLE ... love that cupcake print. The little ribbon blanket is such a cute idea...makes me want to make something in fleece just so I have leftovers.

Great blog, love all your stuff. Really really nice.

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