Make-it Monday: Plush Baby Toy

I recently had this idea after seeing these at baby stores. Babies love the crinkle sound and the ribbon tags keep them interested. If you want to, you can design your very own baby toy to help improve your baby’s eye and brain development by using different colors and patterns.

Lilly playing with the toy I made for her to keep her busy while her brother was swimming. And let me be the first to tell you I have the cutest niece and nephew on the planet.

What you’ll need:

  • Scrap Fabric
  • Thin Crinkly Plastic
  • Stuffing
  • Ribbon or Bias to Make Tags- You can use anything so long as it will not fray!
  • Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread.

Start by cutting out the shape you want out of your fabric and plastic. Also cut out the ribbon and bias for your tags.

When you layer your fabrics to pin them, your layers should be optional crinkly plastic, fabric, ribbons, fabric, optional crinkly plastic.

Make sure your ribbon loops are on the inside, so all your raw edges line up as shown. Sew only three sides and flip inside out.

My ribbons were reversible, and one got mixed up. Oopsies! Oh well, it’s still cute!

Stuff your toy and sew a top stitch along the open side.

Snip your thread tails.

I used some extra bias tape and ribbon on the next one I made and they’re both Lillyana approved!

If you’d like to design your toys to benefit your baby’s eye development, use a black and white bold patterned fabric, or any high contrast color combination, and red ribbon for your tags. The contrast in the colors helps baby’s brain development, that’s why a lot of baby things you see have a black and white checkered print on them.

Happy crafting!!


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2 Responses to Make-it Monday: Plush Baby Toy

  1. Karen Weight says:

    Those are so cute! Kids love them and they are so easy to make!! Great for gifts:)

  2. Thank you for a great post.

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