Baby Burp Cloths
Finally, I have time to write a new post! It has been a busy couple of weeks and I haven't had a chance to share my latest projects and recipes until now. Adam and I were able to get a couple nights away with out the boys thanks to wonderful grandparents. I have been working 8 extra hours a week and Adam has been sick with that cold that is going around for the last week. But the kids are in bed and I am taking a break from making my grocery list and meal planning for the week to share with you my latest sewing project - baby burp cloths. They are very easy to sew together, the hardest part was cutting the pieces perfectly straight after I prewashed the fabric since it lost its shape during the washing/drying. I think it is important to prewash fabric though for projects like these burp clothes. I used Amy Butler fabric (gorgeous!) on one side and white chenille fabric for the other side. The chenille got super soft after I prewashed it, but beware, it sheds everywhere! I got the idea to make these from Shelley at How Does She?. I have a few more baby gifts to make this month so I will be making more of these for sure.
First you will need two pieces of fabric the same size. These were 9 by 14 inches.
Pin the right sides together.
Make sure you mark a 2-3 inch spot to leave unsewn for the opening.
Pull the fabric through the opening so the rights sides of the fabric are showing and press. Fold the ends of the opening in, press, and close with a blind stitch. The chenille fabric is thick and will help to hide your stitches if you are not very good at the blind stitch like me.
Here are the four I made all finished. Press them again once you close the opening to help give them a finished look.
These fabrics are from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern II line. I really love that these are sophisticated and modern and not baby cutesy.
I rolled the burp cloths and tied a ribbon around with a tag (made with scrapbooking paper, scalloped circle cutter, letter stickers and a hole punch).
I decided to spell out the baby's name since it was four letters and I had four burp cloths. You could also spell BABY too, or leave off the tag and just roll and tie with a pretty ribbon.
They look nice in a little basket and really are the perfect baby gift!
I paired these with a package of diapers (notice the wrapping around the diapers, same concept used here for wrapping bread for gifts). This was a fun, easy and affordable gift to make.