Caroline’s plush rainbow ribbon baby toy tutorial
This baby toy is colourful and cosy, squishy and crinkly and covered in ribbons to entertain! We are absolutely thrilled with it and I can’t wait to share the tutorial Caroline created to make this!
* Two 7″ square pieces of Rainbow Plush Jersey – you can get plenty out of the half metre minimum we sell!
* Ribbon scraps – at least nine 5″ pieces
* Coordinating thread
* Double sided basting tape (optional)
* Thick foil wrapper (optional)
Fold ribbons in half and pin them about an inch apart to the front of the fabric with 1/2″ hanging over the edge.
Sew the ribbons to the top fabric with a half inch seam allowance.
Lay the plush side of the bottom fabric on top of the rainbow fabric. Remember that for this project we are using the plush (wrong side of the fabric) for the back side of the toy.
If you’d like to add a crinkly wrapper, this is the step. The wrapper adds a sound effect to the toy. I’m using the wrapper from some dog treats! Easy to find and effective.
Sew right sides together all around the square at 1/2” from the edge, leaving a gap of 3” for the flip.
Tip: Because this fabric will slide when you sew, you can use double sided basting tape to hold the two layers. Do not put tape on the gap that you will use to flip the square inside out.
Cut the corners off.
Leave pin or two on the wrapper to hold it in place and carefully turn it to the right side.
Remove the pins from the foil and use a knitting needle or point turner to push out the corners. Hand sew the gap to finish and you’re done!
Here are pictures of the finished toy!
Ready, set and play!!!!