Crinkle Tab Square
Thank the Lord above for all thinks crinkly, crankily, and scrunchy when changing a baby’s diaper.
This project was simple and immediately gratifying. I handed the new crinkle square to my nephew about 30 minutes after making it and he loved it. Now when ever I change his diaper I give him the mini crinkle square and he is happy. You can make them any size or shape. I choose the mini 4″ x 4″ size because it is easier for a baby to hold during Diaper changes. I have made 10″ x 10″ squares as well. The bigger the size the easier the layering of tabs.
Materials: For a set of 3
6 – 4.5″ x 4.5″ squares of fabric. This is a great scrap buster use what you have and mix match colors and textures to stimulate the babies sense of touch as well as hearing.
8 – 9″ or 10″ pieces of ribbon. I choose different types of ribbon from satin to velvet. Thin to 1″
6 – 4.5″ x 4.5″ squares of crinkle material. I used cereal bags. (Wash and dry well and just remember to not put the finished square in the dryer.)
Basic sewing supplies
Cut the ribbon
I cut a little over 3″ pieces. To move through this step quickly layer all of your ribbon and cut it all at once.
Layer your fabric and ribbon.
There are two ways to do this.
A. Layer your fabric right sides facing each other.
Fold the ribbon in half and insert between the layers.
B. Lay the bottom layer of fabric and place the ribbons flat inside the square.
Layer the top square over the ribbon
Either option works and only depends on if you want your tabs looped or flat.
Layer the crinkle on top.
Straight stitch around the outside edge. I line up the crinkle and remove the pins as I go. The crinkle is a little slippery so positioning as you go helps to make sure everything stays in place.
Make sure you leave an opening wide enough for turning. The crinkle is harder to turn than regular fabric. Snip the corners.
Pull the tabs free as you go.
Fold the opening under and top stitch around the edge.
Work on this project assembly style and it will go quickly maybe 30 minutes to an hour depending on your sewing skill. This one is great for teaching/learning to sew.
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