First, I want to clear something up. No, I’m not having a baby. But I know a few people with babies on the way and I was asked to make some burp cloths. Luckily this one wasn’t much of a challenge so this post will have less words and more photos. Aren’t those prints adorable?! The donuts are my favorite 🙂
- terry cloth
- baby print fleece fabric
- sewing machine
- disappearing ink fabric marker
- paper for a template
Make a Template:
I started out with a paper template. (My 4-year-old niece wrote her name on it.) I tried two different shapes, one was this symmetrical design, and the other was the kidney shape. After making one of each, I decided the kidney shape made the most sense so I made the rest with that template. (Some of the steps go back and forth between the two different shapes, sorry!)
The terry cloth is the inside layer of the burp cloths, which makes them more absorbant. I’ve made a few different types in the past and this one seems to be a winner so far.
Setting Up the Layers:
In order to set the fabric up properly, I layered the fleece fabrics facing each other, then the terry went on top.
Pinning & Sewing:
I left about a 3 inch opening so I could flip it right side out.
After flipping it right side out, I sewed around the edges again and closed the hole. This will help the burp cloths lay flat after washing them.
And that’s it. Very quick and easy. Like I said earlier, the key is the terry cloth on the inside. Too bad I don’t have a baby model, so I can’t show you an action photo (would that be weird?).
As always, thanks for reading!