Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Baby Burp Cloths

22 years ago when I had my first baby we didn't have any burp cloths.  My mom was visiting at the time and purchased a dozen cloth diapers (the flat kind), folded them in thirds and stitched them down.  They were the best!  Soft, absorbent, bleachable, durable.  They lasted through both of my girls!  I recently found a tutorial (here) on "Make and Takes" for decorating burp cloths. Easy to make and so cute!  I am headed to a baby shower this weekend and decided to make a set. 
I purchased the diapers that are thicker in the middle. 
This baby is going to be a girl so I got lots of girly ribbon. 
Pin the trim onto the diapers. Stitch it down.  Simple sewing at it's easiest!
I love the idea of having something pretty to use for such an icky job! 
One side note:  You'll notice I used satin ribbon to bind the edges of these.  In the original tutorial she used bias tape.  Unfortunately bias tape is not available in my town since Wal-Mart got rid of their fabric department.  The satin feels wonderful but because it likes to slip and slide, I ended up stitching it on by hand. 

8 comments:

Paula & Skip said...

Marlene, it looks so beautiful even when I have no idea what burp cloth are!

Janie Fox said...

Cute. My daughter Annie is making these too.

Holly said...

I love these! We REALLY used the ones you sent for Bradie. You make such quality stuff, they still look great even though they were washed a million times!

The Zany Housewife said...

So cute! Now the question is...what do you do with burp cloths bought and never used? I seem to have a plethora of them...

Yes I Blog said...

Those are super cute!!!

laughwithusblog said...

One lucky mama is going to get these!

Bev said...

Cloth diapers make the best burp cloths. They were the only thing I used with my kids - But I never thought about sprucing them up with ribbon. What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Our little one spits up more than we like but these are the best for both baby and parents!