How to Sew a Crinkle Tag Toy for Baby

Crinkle Tag Toy made with Ride the Range fabric by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

If you’ve spent much time around babies you know that those little fingers love to grab onto things – and they are quick! They also enjoy things that make noise. Combine both of those and you have a Crinkle Tag Toy.


Tag Toys are a great way to use up scrap fabric and ribbon and sew up quickly. You can make them with our without the “crinkle” layer.

Crinkle Tag Toy Supplies


  • (2) 6½” pieces of fabric
  • 3” pieces of ribbon
  • fabric clips or pins
  • cereal bag (washed & dried)
  • sewing machine
  • thread

If you want to add something to the middle that makes noise, you need to use “food grade plastic” and cereal bags fit the bill! Simply wash and dry them before use.

SAFETY NOTE: Don’t leave a baby unattended with anything plastic – so if you add the crinkle layers, be sure to be with baby when they are playing with it.

You can make these any size you want and with as many ribbon tabs as you’d like as well.

This one is a 6″ square (so I started with 6 1/2″ fabric and used a 1/4″ seam allowance.) I decided to go all-in on ribbons and added lots!

Keep it simple and use two squares of fabric or get fancier and use quilt blocks for added visual variety. You can also add texture by using different kinds of fabric.

Washer – Dryer – Iron Tested!

I put this through the test with some scraps of fabric and the crinkle layer. Washed in cold water. Put in the dryer on medium for about 15 minutes (it was still damp, then I air-dried it the rest of the way) and ironed quickly on the silk setting to get out big wrinkles. The cereal bag plastic held up well!

How to make a Crinkle Tag Toy

  • BASTE the ribbons to the right side of one of the squares so they don’t slide around later.
  • PUT the two fabrics right sides together so the ribbons are in the center.
  • ADD the optional crinkle layer on top.
  • CLIP and SEW together with 1/4″ seam, leaving space open to turn.
  • TURN right side out, tuck the open area under and topstitch all the way around the square to close the opening and finish the tag toy.

It’s that simple!

Watch the video below to see how easy they are to put together.

The fabrics used in this tutorial is from my Ride the Range fabric collection by Riley Blake Designs. Ask for them where you love to buy fabric. Happy Sewing!

πŸ‘ΆπŸ» Tara Reed