I wish I had thought of making these when my two were babies as they are so much better than the useful but boring ones I used (but then I wouldn’t have had the time to make them back then !)
To make one Burp Cloth you will need :
- terry towelling fabric measuring 9.5 x 16.5 inches
- soft cotton fabric in your choice of colour measuring 9.5 x 16.5 inches
- sewing machine
- matching sewing thread
Step one :- Place your 2 pieces of fabric right sides facing making sure all edges match,then pin in place.
Step two :- Machine stitch in place removing the pins as you go. Remember to leave a gap of a couple of inches at one end so you will be able to turn the cloth in the right way.
Step three :- Clip your corners a cross being careful to not cut your stitching then turn in the right way and using something with a blunt end (I use a chop stick) gently push out all four corners then give it a good press with an iron.
Step four :- Now you need to top stitch all around the edge which will sew close your gap then you need to machine sew between five – seven straight lines running down your cloth width ways at regular intervals.Trim of all your loose threads and then you are done.
Such a simple make and they can be as way out there as you like. As mine are for my shop I chose a soft yellow hounds-tooth cotton fabric and a soft grey one. It is best that you pre-wash your fabrics first to allow for any shrinkage.I then made some matching Baby Bandana Bibs to go with the Burp Cloths/Nursing cloths.
They all look so sweet tied in their little bundles and would make a lovely gift for a new mum.
Anyway dinner needs cooking and after the day I have had I think a glass of wine is in order. Hope you have a fun week and thanks for taking the time to have a read.