May 4, 2009

Minky Lovey

My 4 month old always has a fist-full of my shirt or his blanket in his mouth. I thought this would be the perfect time to make him a lovey, since he's not quite ready to play with toys but he definitely notices textures and loves to chew!

Ribbon Minky Lovey Tutorial:
1. Cut 4 1/2 inch minky squares in a variety of colors.
2. Piece them together as you would a quilt and sew, left to right, and then one row at a time
3. Fold 3 inch ribbon pieces in half and tape (instead of pin) them to the center of each square

4. Place 12X12 piece of flannel or silk backing on top (right sides together) and sew around the edge 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving an opening to turn right-side-out
5. Turn, remove tape, and stitch the small opening closed
6. Stitch diagonally across the lovey (use the squares as a guide) to prevent the two layers from slipping
7. And you are done!
Make a matching fabric block for even more tactile fun!!


Stephanie said...

This is SO cute! I love how the ribbons come out a little bit. I think the block is perfect: big, soft, textured, with ribbons for him to suck and grab. Perfect idea! :)

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