So, as I mentioned, My friend Venetia's baby shower was this weekend and I made her some burp cloths for her new little man, Lennon. I mean, seriously. What mama doesn't need 10,00 burp cloths??? I know it's one of my favorites!
I wanted to share with all of you how easy they are to make, so here's the tute:
Cloth diapers (I bought mine at Target or Walmart... Not sure. They are a Gerber brand 12 pack.)
General tools --> rotary cutter, ruler, tape measure, machine
Measure the center of your cloth diaper. Every diaper is different, unfortunately, so you will need to measure every batch you purchase. Measure the length (L) and width (W) of the area you want covered with fabric.
Press your fabric to prep for cutting.
Cut the fabric (L+1/2") x (W+1/2")
Fold the edges under 1/4" and pin to the diaper. You may find it easier to press the edges down 1/4" (like you would when hemming) before pinning.
Stitch down with a zig zag stitch. I made my stitch a little more narrow than standard because I liked the look better. Also, I like to use white thread when I make these. It kind of makes the burp cloth have a much cleaner appearance. In the past, I have added ric rac and ribbon to the side edges before stitching down, but these are just basic burp cloths. Feel free to add whatever you like to jazz them up!
And that's it. You're finished!
Here are a couple close ups of the stitching. Doesn't it look nice?
These are one of my favorite things, as I mentioned before. I've made lots of flannel burp cloths, but these are so much more absorbent. They hold up well in the washer and fold really easy! Plus, how stinking cute are they?! You can make them in any pattern so you can easily personalize them for each little person you are making them for!
Lennon's daddy is rocker, so I just HAD to make some with Michael Miller's Groovy Guitars. I picked up mine at Fabric.com. And who doesn't love mustaches? They're so "in" right now. I picked up that fabric at Poppy Seed Fabrics.
If you decide to make any of these (which I hope you do), please share your pictures on the Mommy For Reals Flickr page! I would love to see your creations!