Owl Tag Toy Pattern and Tutorial

I was going to make a tag blanket for my new little one, but I then I decided to create this owl tag toy instead.  It’s small enough to take anywhere and made out of super soft fleece and flannel (or anything you choose).  You can attach toys or teething rings to the ribbons or add a rattle inside to customize.  They are easy to make and would make a great handmade baby gift.  They are also a great way to use up fabric scraps.

Owl Tag Toy Free Pattern and Tutorial


  • ribbon (any kind and color you want)
  • fleece for the body
  • flannel or cotton for the wings and tummy
  • felt for the eyes and beak
  • Wonder Under or paper-backed fusible web
  • basic sewing supplies
  • Poly-fil
  • Owl Tag Toy Pattern

Owl Tag Toy Patten & Tutorial

Prewash your fabrics.  Download and print the pattern.

Owl Tag Toy Patten & Tutorial

I like to print the pattern pieces on card stock.  Cut out each piece.

Cut pieces of fabric large enough to fit the coordinating pattern pieces on.  For all pieces except the owl body, iron on a piece of fusible web about the same size as the fabric using the package instructions.

Owl Tag Toy Patten & Tutorial

Trace the pattern pieces onto the paper side of the fusible web.


Cut out all of your pieces.

Owl Tag Toy Patten & Tutorial

Peel the paper backing off and place your pattern pieces where you want them.  Whatever looks good to you!  Iron on pieces one at a time using the directions on the fusible web package.

Owl Tag Toy Patten & Tutorial


Sew around each piece.  I used a straight stitch about a 1/4″ from the edge, but you could get fancy and use a zigzag stitch.

Owl Tag Toy Patten & Tutorial

Decide where you would like the tags.  I cut my ribbon about 5″ long which resulted in about 2″ loops when finished, but you can adjust however you like.  Pin them down as shown.  I sewed each one on just to make sure they were secure.

Owl Tag Toy Patten & Tutorial

Place both sides of the owl right sides together and pin.


Sew around the owl using a 3/8″ seam allowance.  Leave a 2″ gap open on the side.  Turn the owl right side out and poke out the ears with a point turner or pencil.  You can sew it up flat or add some Poly-fil and sew up the gap.

Owl Tag Toy Patten and Tutorial

That’s it!  A perfect handmade baby gift.  If you have any questions, leave a comment or send me an email, stephanie@crosscutsewingco.com.

20 thoughts on “Owl Tag Toy Pattern and Tutorial

  1. This tutorial is SO perfect and cute. When I first saw it I said I was going to make this for myself and then I saw the ribbons for the baby toy! PERFECT! I have a couple of little ones I can make this for. Thank you for sharing. I’m pinning it 🙂
    If you have time you should link your post up at The Blog Strut! We would love to have you!


  2. this is so sweet! I pinned it twice and am sharing it on Facebook, too.Thanks so much for coming to the Blog Strut party.
    I have my own party every week on Ducks’ n a Row and would love to have you stop by. It is the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Please be sure to share THIS link, OK?

  3. How cute is this little owl?!? It’s the perfect present for a new little one in the family. Thanks so much for sharing your links at our “Best Of The Weekend party”! I have pinned this to our party board and to another big board too. We hope to see you again at the next party! Have a great week!!

  4. So cute! I want to make one for my son! I am wondering what the fleece is like once the baby has chewed/sucked on it for a while? Does it get wet and icky? Are there other materials better suited for an older baby (5-6 months)?

  5. Thanks Taylor! I have washed it and it comes out great. I haven’t had the chance to ‘baby test’ it yet, but I will let you know. I think any material will work. Maybe you could add some of that crinkle material for the tummy for some added interest?

  6. I just finished this for a Christmas gift. The tags were a little long, I’ll shorten them on the next one. Really turns out cute. I added a layer of mylar inside to make the crunchy sound babies like so much. Just purchase a flat balloon in the floral dept of any grocery store and cut out a body piece. Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Making one now … it’s coming out so cute! I’m wondering if anyone has a favorite child’s owl book to recommend to go with this as a baby gift …

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