Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby Burp Cloths

I haven't had a lot to post about, even though the destash is underway. My New Year's Resolution was to NOT buy any new fabric. Well, that lasted about 48 hours. I got some great deals on fabrics that I've already used!

I've been making these baby burp cloths. The idea for them came from a blog somewhere....I think it was Rocks in My Dryer. Yeah, that's it! Anyway, they are very easy to make and will be great baby gifts for showers or gift baskets. I'm taking some to a local consignment shop and will list some in my Etsy shoppe. I'll link to them after they're posted.

So, you get 1/2 yard of 2 different flannels. Wash, dry, and iron them. Put the fabrics right sides together and cut rectangles that are 18"x11", more or less. You should get 4 from the 1/2 yard of fabric. You can round the corners if you like. I did on some by tracing around a drinking glass. Sew them with a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving about 4" for turning. Turn them right side out and press again. Tuck in the part where you turned them right side out while you're doing the pressing. Top stitch about 1/8" all the way around, closing up the hole where you turned it. I did some decorative stitching on one of them, but prefer just straight stitching.

That's it! They're finished.

I made some hang tags with washing instructions that I'll attach also. I think that gives them a professional look. They could be monogrammed if you have an embroidery machine.

Overall, they're a fast, frugal project that helps use up your stash!


Anonymous said...

Great useful, gift idea. I love the fabric combinations you used. Thanks for sharing the idea and construction tips.

Jeremiah and Stephenie said...

I found your blog through and I love the burp cloths! I think I might try to make some for our newest little one we are expecting in late August. Where do you find such cute flannel fabric?

Jeremiah and Stephenie said...

Just curious about the washing instructions. You mentioned including them with the burp cloths and I wondered if there was something special I needed to do? I got 2 pieces of flannel and am going to hopefully give these a try this weekend. Thanks!

Dana said...

As long as you preshrink your fabric, you should be able to wash and dry these in the machine.