Tag Blanket Tutorial

When my son was born, my sister-in-law made him a super soft tag blanket with ribbons that was definitely one of his favorite things as a baby. I haven’t had a chance to make one for someone else until now. My son’s daycare teacher is currently expecting her first baby, and I was trying to figure out what to get her along with the gift card we will give her.

Tag blanket tutorial

You may remember from my doll sleeping bag post, that I haven’t done any sewing projects for about a year. Threading the machine was probably the toughest part of the whole project. If I can do it, you can too! I found a helpful tag blanket tutorial to help me get started from Designing, Dining, & Diapers. I made a few modifications.


  • Fabric – 2 squares of 15×15 fabric. I chose a green minky fabric for one side and a super soft fine ribbed corduroy for the other side.
  • Ribbons – variety of ribbons cut into 4-5 inch lengths. How many you need will depend on whether you do all four sides of the blanket with tags or just two. I did 2 sides with 7 ribbons each and used 3 different kinds of ribbon.
  • Straight Pins
  • Thread

Tag blanket tutorial supplies

If you haven’t already, cut your fabric in 15×15 inch squares. You can easily change the dimensions though and do anywhere from 12×12 -16×16 depending on how big you want your final blanket to be. This is meant to be a cuddle blanket not a cover up blanket.

Tag blanket tutorial fabric

If you’re using a patterned fabric, make sure you’re cutting your fabric straight. This may seem like a no-brainer, but I was more worried about getting a perfect square and I didn’t notice that I wasn’t cutting the fabric with the pattern. I didn’t notice this until I had finished the whole thing. It’s the one thing I don’t like about the finished product.


  1. It looks great!Stop worrying about it being crooked…it doesn’t look like it because there is so much of a pattern.

  2. Thanks Laurie! I appreciate the words of encouragement as I continue to practice my sewing skills!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *