Previous post:

Next post:

{diy} burp cloths

by Lila on March 11, 2014

DIY-Burp-ClothOne thing I have decisively learned in having a baby is that you can never have too many burp cloths. I had splurged on a couple beauties when I was pregnant, loved them. I thought four would be a good number, you know, one per day. Ha. When I realized that I would need far more than four and that I would go broke buying the pretty ones, I decided simple diy burp cloths were where it was at.

MATERIALS: makes 14 burp cloths

  • 2 yards cute fabric [I got my adorable yardage from Fabric Bubb]
  • 2 yards terry cloth [I found some lovely organic, bamboo terry from Vancouver Bamboo]
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Cutting device
  • Sewing Machine

diy burp clothsSIMPLE STEPS: no sewing wizardry required

[1] Cut fabric and terry cloth into 9 by 18 inch pieces. The terry cloth is a little tricky because it has A LOT of stretch to it. Do the best you can. Perfect is not the goal. I found having a long straight edge to hold the terry cloth in place while I cut it helped. These cloths are a little on the smaller side, but it enables you to get the most bang for your buck on a half yard cut of fabric. I also prefer to have lots of smaller ones as opposed to a couple of big ones. Grayson pukes on half a big one and the whole thing is down for the count only half dirty. Two small ones is more practical.

[2 – 3] Place the wrong side of the terry and fabric together. Pin it. Sew, leaving a 1-2 inch gap so that you can turn the fabric right side out. HINT: To avoid any hassle with the stretch in the terry cloth, sew the burp cloth with the printed cotton side facing up.

[4 – 6] Turn the burp cloth right-side-out and prepare to top-stitch. Top stitching is awesome for 2 reasons: One, it means there is no careful hand-stitching to close the hole. Two, when you wash these over and over again, they don’t fall apart.

[7] Top stitch.

[8] Enjoy your beautiful new burp cloths.

I ended up spending around $45 for 14 burp cloths after splurging on the organic materials. Not bad for how much I love them. It is nice when the cloths that end up on your couch, floor, dining room table, crib, and kitchen are easy on the eyes.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment