Monday, February 19, 2018

Easy Baby Burp Cloths

Hello! I'm so happy to start this week with one of my favorite kind of projects: Baby Gifts. This is one of those projects that can be perfect with or without embroidery and it is just so useful to the new mom! For a set of three, you will need:
  • One fat quarter of fabric
  • A pack of Gerber 3-ply pre-folded cloth diapers (Like these - Affiliate link)
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies

  Step 1: Cut one (or three for a set) piece of fabric 15"wide x 5"long.

Step 2: Fold one long edge of fabric 1/2" to the wrong side and press.


Step 3: Place the strip of fabric right sides together with the cloth diaper (the raw edge of accent fabric matching the diaper's short edge), centering the diaper so there is equal amounts of accent fabric on each side (between 1/2" and 3/8"). Pin or secure with clips.


Step 4: Sew along the edge with a 3/8" seam allowance.

Step 5: Press the side fabric to the wrong side so it matches de cloth diaper width. Fold over to the right side of the cloth diaper and press. Pin around to sew. Sew around all sides with a 1/8" to 1/4" seam allowance. I use my topstitch foot for even results.


Step 6: Enjoy! You have created a beautiful gift with very little fabric. You may add embroidery if you wish, that adds a special touch. I usually make several sets in advance so I am always ready, I made a set for my new nephew, Tyler, with his name and some birth stats embroidered. Just wrap some pretty ribbon around, maybe add a children's book and you are good to go!

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