Monday, October 19, 2009

Take-Me-Along Tabbie Blanket

**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**

I know a cute little baby girl who is just learning to grasp items with her hands. I am sure that she is going to love this Take-Me-Along Tabbie Blanket. It is small and can easily be taken with her wherever she goes.


For the body of the blanket, I used two pieces of 11" x 11" fabric, a decorative fabric for the front and a soft flannel for the back. I cut twenty-four tabbies from scrap pieces of coordinating fabric, each initially measuring 1-1/2" x 4". Each tabbie was folded and sewn before being attached to the body of the take-me-along.


The tabbies were evenly spaced and pinned around all 4 sides of the take-me-along. Each piece was then sewn securely to the body of the blanket for a total of 6 times so as not to become loose and pose a choking hazard.


A sweet Take-Me-Along Tabbie Blanket for a sweet little girl.


Have a wonderful day.

Aloha!

22 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hi Arlette,
I love those little "Tabby Blankies" This one is darling.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Val Zdero said...

I love it - it is a beautiful baby blanket :D - love the tabby in the middle!

Ninu said...

Its cute and beautiful!!!

Carol B said...

very cute!

annie2006 said...

its lovely!

Manka said...

It's so cute, I love it..

Cindy said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute. It can be taken "wherever" and used "whenever". I love this idea and will definitely use it ...

Sewing hugs and blessings...always.

sweetiepie said...

Very cute idea, Lettie. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra :) said...

That's a beautiful little blanket - it will make a lovely gift for a special little girl - who wouldn't love a kitty blankie ;) (Mouse and Zoomer would approve, lol)

Rhonda in OK said...

at first I thought you made a baby blanket for your cat when you travel - silly me!

this looks like a fun project to make.

Janine said...

Oh this Blanket is so darling and sweet.
You mae so wonderful things.
And I ask you again:
Do you sell your items?
And if yes, where?
Have a lovely week
Hugs
Janine

Jackie said...

What a sweet blankie! I am sure that it will be well loved.

Divânia's- trabalhos manuais said...

Oi Lettie...fiquei só um dia sem vir ver o seu blog e lá vem novidade!!!!!
adorei....

Tenha um dia doce!

Beijos..
divânia

Monjet said...

This is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Rumi said...

Perfect little blanket for little fingers to grasp!

Valda said...

Seu blog é maravilhoso, muito obrigada pelos tutoriais, com certeza me ajudarão muito!!!!!!!


bjus...

NanaKaren said...

What a sweet kitty blankie! It should keep the little girl busy.

Kristin said...

What an absolutely gorgeous blanket.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Too too cute.

Nicki Lee said...

OH!!! I'm so excited to have found your blog (through a friend) and have immediately added it to my favorites!

I love everything your have created and your tutorials are awesome - thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us. I just bought some children's fabrics to make something cutsie for my twin grand babies and now have the perfect gift - love these little blankets!

Thank you!

CuteStuffInside said...

Adorable!

S.W.A.K.

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JacysGammy said...

I don't remember exactly which site I read this on, or when, but I know it was on a site for people in the business of selling crafts. I read that an individual, or very small company, filed a patent for the loop part of that little blankie; she/they didn't invent it of course, but were able to take out a patent because no one else had. There was much discussion about how someone could take out a patent on the loop sewn into the blanket. In my opinion it is the same tag that is sewn on clothes for size or laundering insturctions. So I know this doesn't make sense, but because I was thinking of making and selling these, I am sure it is what I read. Sorry I don't remember all the facts, but if anyone reading this is thinking of selling these, you might want to check it out first.