I used to do loads of crafts but have so little free time now it is a rarity, I love sewing and crafting so much I hope I can get back into it as the boys get older and can amuse themselves for longer. So any little project I do feels like a huge achievement, and of course I want to share it!
Step 1: Cut 5 squares of black fabric and four squares of white measuring about 12cm each (for a 10cm square with 1cm for stitching together)
Step 2: Cut one piece of black fabric (for the back) measuring about 33cm by 32cm,
Step 3: Cut strips of tape (I think I used herring bone) for the tags,
Step 4: Cut the shapes you want appliqued onto each square,
Step 5: Sew the shapes onto the squares using a very close zig zag stitch so it creates a solid line of stitching about 1/2mm thick all the way round, this stops stray threads on the applique shapes,
Step 6: Sew together the squares as you would a patchwork quilt,
Step 7: Place the front and back face to face then pin the tabs all the way round so they are inwards,
Step 8: Sew all the way round leaving a small gap,
Step 10: Turn inside out and sew up the gap.
Very basic instructions I know, it was pretty simple though so I am sure you can work it out, and there are probably way better instructions for how to make a tab toy than these such as this one and this one.
Have you ever made a tag toy? or any toys for your baby? I would love to see them, feel free to link in the comments.
Hope you are having a great weekend x