How to Make a Fabric Baby Rattle

This makes the perfect handmade gift for baby since they love contrasting colors, interesting sounds and soft textures.

Animal Rattles DIY

Animal Rattles DIY

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Materials and Tools

sewing machine
iron-on inkjet printer paper
home printer
cotton duck fabric
jingle bells
3 patterned fabrics, 1/2 yard each
scissors
white thread
polyester fiber

Print and Iron

Print out an animal image onto iron-on paper (You can purchase graphics on Etsy as a downloadable file). Iron the animal image onto the cotton duck fabric following instructions on the iron-on paper packaging.

Animal Rattles DIY

Animal Rattles DIY

Cut Patterned Fabric

Cut a rectangle shape around the animal, leaving 1" of space between the animal and the edge of the fabric. Use this as a guide to cut the patterned fabric for the back of the rattle.

Animal Rattles DIY

Animal Rattles DIY

Sew Fabric 

Place the cotton duck fabric flush on the patterned fabric (animal image and patterned side should be touching), and sew together 1/4" from the edge. Leave a 1" opening on one side.

Animal Rattles DIY

Animal Rattles DIY

Fill Rattle

Turn the rattle right side out, and fill with polyester fiber and a few jingle bells (Image 1). Pin the opening closed (Image 2).

Sew Rattle

Sew all the way around the rattle 1/4" from the edge. Repeat with other patterned fabrics.

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