How to Sew a Crinkle Tag Toy for Baby

HOW TO SEW A CRINKLE TAG TOY FOR BABY

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

MATERIALS

  • (2) 6½” pieces of fabric
  • 3” pieces of ribbon

BASIC SUPPLIES


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 6½″ fabric and used a ¼″ 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.

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!

basting ribbons on the Crinkle Tag Toy
Crinkle Tag Toy was washed, dried and ironed to make sure it worked
Tara Reed art with her Ride the Range Fabric by Riley Blake Designs
  • 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.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE HOW EASY THEY ARE TO PUT TOGETHER.

🎯 SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:

00:00 introduction 00:49 Safety consideration 01:09 Supplies 01:58 Fussy Cut explanation

03:06 Preparing the cereal bag 03:45 Washing and Ironing the toy 04:47 Basting the ribbons 05:05 Sewing layers together


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— MORE THINGS TO MAKE AND SEW FOR BABY —

How to Sew Baby Burp Cloths 
How to Sew a Baby Pacifier Clip 

Even more things to make and sew for baby >
Baby themed craft files for Cricut and Crafters in my Etsy Shop 

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