About my baby burp cloths
When I first saw these I thought “What a wonder! I wished I had those when my kids were babies”. They are something that are versatile, handy and reusable over and over. You can even use them as a face wipe in a pinch.
They are simple to make and fast; beginners can handle it just fine.
How I made mine:
All it takes to make them are 2 pieces of flannel and some thread. I had a pattern but after a bit of use it wore out, so I made a new copy a little bigger out of heavier paper. I use my chalk pens to trace around the design onto the flannel then just cut with regular sewing scissors so that I don’t wear out the paper pattern any more.
The pattern is very simple – It is something like the one on this page http://www.theribbonretreat.com/blog/10-minute-burp-cloth-2
I can’t remember for certain which pattern I used originally but the above link has the same basics. As mentioned, I made mine slightly bigger, the half side being about 9 inches wide at the widest point of the curved part, by about 8 1/2 inches high.
You want to put the straight edge side onto the fold of the flannel. What I usually do is fold the flannel so that it is 4 layers. Pay attention to which folded edge you lay your pattern on. You should have 2 full sides once you cut then unfold the burp cloth.
Next you place the right sides (decorative side) together and sew a 1/4 inch seam around the entire burp cloth, stopping about 2 to 3 inches before meeting where you started. This is the opening you will need to be able to turn your burp cloth to right side out. I find it best to have the opening not on the curviest parts. It’s easier to deal with that way.
Once you have the burp cloth turned, iron it so it sits nice and flat then turn in the edges for the opening so they will be closed when you do the top stitching. Top stitch with either a 1/8 or 1/4 seam (your preference) all around the edge once more, this time going all the way around to close up the opening.
Admire your work, and make as many as desired!
I sell mine on Etsy in packs of 2, just because one is just not enough for life’s mishaps!