I had a baby shower this weekend as well as a baby gift I needed to send out. I found a few new cloth baby diapers I had from a while back, looked into my “Fabric Scraps” and decided to put a few burp cloths together for these gifts.
Burp Cloths or Tea Towels from Fabric Scraps
WHAT KIND OF FABRIC CAN I USE TO MAKE BURP CLOTHS?
You could also reuse an old dress fabric that your daughter stained or ripped to no repair or leftover decorator fabric from a previous project.
Just be sure the fabric is washable, no silks please.
How cute would these be with some Lily fabric?
Make sure you purchase cloth diapers that are thick and have the extra sponge or padding insert.
HOW TO MAKE BURP CLOTHS AS GIFTS
First measure your diaper’s width, on the shorter end, and add 1/2″ for seam allowance.
Then decide how high you want the fabric to go up, double that measurement and add 1/2″ for the seam allowance.
My examples were made with a piece of fabric 15″ x9″.
Next fold your fabric in half the long way. Open it up and then on the wrong side of the fabric, iron a 1/4 inch seam all around.
Using the fold in the middle as a guide, line up the burp cloth to the middle of the fabric.
Fold the fabric back up and pin the fabric to the burp cloth, making sure to catch both sides of the fabric as evenly as possible.
Fold in the corners like a present and try to line up evenly. Pin together.
Now you can sew the 3 sides of fabric you have pinned together. Start at the bottom of the left-hand side, (at the folded end) and work your way around to the bottom of the right side. There is no need to sew over the bottom that is just folded.
*To add zig-zag, you could either add it to the top seam b/f you sew it, or use
Fabri-tac and just glue it on.
HOW TO MAKE FABRIC TEA TOWELS
When I was adorning the burp cloths I found some fringe and thought these would be fun Tea Towels for hostess gifts, teachers’ gifts or for yourself.
Just follow the same directions using white or colored Flour Sack or Tea Towels. You can use the Fabri Tac to add fringe or sew it across the bottom folded edge.
In another blog, I will share someones made from ribbon that can be no-sew.