How to make a Baby Busy Tag Blanket

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I love this taggie baby blanket tutorial.  Looks easy to sew and a great DIY gift idea.You can make a cute ribbon baby tag blanket with cuddle fleece!  This easy step by step tutorial will show you how you can make on of these fun blankets.

For This Project you will need:

Remaining cuddle strips from kit (unfortunately this exact kit is no longer available, however a similar one is here.)

1/3 of cuddle fleece (or remaining from scraps can also use satin scrap)

Stretch needle

Walking foot

Rotary cutter, ruler and mat

Ribbons ½ yard of six varieties

Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)

Sewing Machine

Disclaimer:  This is a paid for sponsorship by Shannon Fabrics.

 Video tutorial here, written below:

Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

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Angel Hickman Peterson

Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
Angel Hickman Peterson
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