Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My First Tag Blanket and a Winner!

Ok, so I’m not much of a sewer. I wanted to make a gift for a friend who’s expecting her first baby. I thought a simple sewing project would be just the ticket. I chose a tag blanket.

First off, I got a lot of advice from Tiffany. She has a great tutorial on her blog.  Please look at it. This entry is more my tips on making a tag blanket.

My first tip: make sure you have all the tools  you need before you start. Like making sure you have pins (rather than having to use needles as pins) and knowing where your cutting mat and ruler are (not having to trace your sewing machine instructions and then cut it out with scissors.)

My second tip: If you can’t sew straight, make your own guide on your machine.I used a ponytail holder and it worked GREAT! I cannot sew straight.

My third tip: Don’t follow all the rules. You might end up with something like this:


See those itty bitty baby tags? They should be a lot bigger!!

My finished product and final tip:

Take a picture with your nice camera, not cell phone.


Now for the winner!

The winner of the State Canvas Giveaway is:


Please email me ASAP and tell me your state! jaime <at> waywardgirlscrafts <dot> com I’m so excited for you!

We haven’t heard from our other winner, RUTH HILL 74, the winner of the sweater giveaway.  Ruth, if you don’t contact us this week, I’m afraid we’ll have to choose a new winner so CONTACT US!!

8 comments :

Tiffany said...

thanks. :) Your taggie turned out cute! Are you making burp cloths to go with it?

Brave Brooke said...

Looks great!

Heather Landry said...

I think it turned out adorably! Now you have me wanting to make one for my daughter's American Girl doll.

Whitney said...

That taggie is adorable!!! Great job!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just too cute!

Nikki said...

It's so cute!! I need to make my babe one of those

Kim said...

Actually, I wouldn't make the tags any bigger. I made one for Wesley and the tags are just over an inch, but they always poke him in the eye when he tries to stick it in his mouth, which makes him grumpy.

Amy said...

That turned out great! I like the fabric you chose. Would you consider sharing it here?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/csh-thursday-link-party.html

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