Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Burp cloth tutorial...

Found this awesome tutorial on a blog... These will make a GREAT baby gift! Check out her blog... Lots of other ideas too!


This is so easy it's going to knock your socks off.
Buy cloth diapers. I found these at Target.

I always wash and dry them before I start sewing to pre-shrink.

Then measure the space that you are going to want covered by fabric.
I think I chose to make my cover 4" x 17".

Now you will need a really high-tech tool called a cereal box.
Cut your rectangular template to your desired size.
Find a cute piece of fabric slightly larger than your template.

Cut it down to about 3/4" bigger on every side.
Put the template shiny side up on the back side of your fabric.
Spray a little starch all around the edges.

Press all sides down over the edge of the template.
I love this method because I don't have to use that little slidy-sewing ruler.
Much, much faster and with a nice crisp edge.
Carefully tuck the edges in slightly on the ends, so they won't stick out when you sew them down.

Remove the template and save it. I've used mine over and over.

Pin the fabric right side up to the cloth diaper.
Carefully sew down the outside edges.
If you want to embellish a little, now's your chance.

(You could also tuck ric-rac or something under before you sew down your fabric.)
I like using grosgrain ribbon because it only requires strait lines and has a nice finished look.
Tuck the raw edges under and pin in place.
Sew all edges down, just like the fabric.

And that's it! You're done!
Now you can make dozens of them and impress all your friends
at baby showers with your amazing domestic skills!
And remember, don't stress too much about perfection.
Their main purpose after all is to clean-up curdled baby barf.
But that baby's mother will thank you for giving her such a
stylish accessory to protect her formerly spotless clothes.

You could also make a coordinating diaper clutch.
Wouldn't that be fancy?

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

1 comment:

momtofatdogs said...

I don't know if you noticed, or not, but when my girls wore cloth diapers - there were 12 to a package. Now there are only 10 to a package. And they are incredibly MORE expensive than I remember them being. I guess - now that people are using them for things other than putting on butts - that they are worth more? Love the tute Donna! Thank You - these will be much more simple than applique'd stuff! You know?