Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Taggie For Baby {Delightfully Creative}

I love giving little treats for every holiday possible, especially to the kids in my life. Now, I have a little one of my own, but she is only eight months old for her first Halloween. Obviously, I can't give her candy!

What to do? Well, she does love putting EVERYTHING in her mouth, like most babies her age. So, I came up with the idea to make her a little pumpkin taggie as her "treat."

I didn't make it too Halloweeny, so she can chew in style all Autumn. :-)

I love how it turned out and it took me only about an hour and half to make it (but that is because I hand stitched it, due to my previous sewing machine debacle.)

Here's How I made it:
  • Orange Fabric (I found this cute, soft fabric (the kind with which you make blankets) at JoAnn's)
  • Freezer Paper (Optional)
  • Green ribbons of various designs
  • One brown ribbon scrap
  • A little piece of batting
  • Green Rick Rack
  • Permanent Double Stick Tape
What I Did:

First I made the pumpkin pattern on a piece of freezer paper because I find freezer paper works miracles for me when cutting out patterns! I traced a half-circle I found lying around my friend's house to make both sides of the pumpkin and then free-handed the rest.

After cutting out the front and back of the pumpkin, I made the ridges with the green rick rack. I decided I did not want to sew these on, so I stuck them to permanent double stick tape, trimmed the tape to fit the rick rack, and pressed firmly. Make sure you get permanent double-stick tape if you use this technique. Hem tape also works.

Next, I cut my ribbon tags, pinned and sewed them onto the FRONT of the front piece. Like this:

I wanted some padding, so I cut out a piece of batting in the pumpkin shape to go in between the front and back piece. To sew the pumpkin together, I layered the pieces: front, back, batting, with the OUTSIDE pieces of the front and back facing each other (the INSIDE should be facing outward at this point-the pumpkin should be inside out.)

Lastly, I stitched the three pieces together, leaving a small opening. I turned the pumpkin right side out and stitched up the small opening. 

Little C approved!

Delightfully Creating,

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  1. This is such a sweet idea, so cute!

  2. Cute taggie! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!


  3. So cute! I'd love for you to link this up to Do Something Crafty Friday:


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