Another good day for sewing, I've been using a package of diapers to make some cute burp cloths. Have I told you that grand baby number eight will soon be here?
You can probably tell from all the pink, that it's a girl!
In case you need some quick baby gifts, I thought I'd show you how I made these simple burp cloths. I started with pre-folded diapers purchased from Target.
First, fold the sides of the diaper in to meet the two stitched lines that run perpendicular to the diaper. Zig zag along this stitching line to create a narrower cloth.
I stitched from the top with colored thread and white in the bobbin. You can see that my stitching just catches the edge that is folded back. That's all there is to it!
The real fun began when I got out my trims and scraps to decorate the ends of the cloths. I didn't even fold under the fabric, but just stitched close the edges. Then I covered the raw edges with rick rack or ribbon.
Adding rick rack to both ends adds a finishing touch and takes away some of the "diaper" look. The diapers are very absorbent, obviously, which is a necessity as we've learned from past experience. (At least for my daughter's babies!)
I was wanting to make a dozen cloths but found, that like ice cream, the packaging might look the same but it's really smaller than it used to be.
A dozen diapers is really only ten these days!
I'm getting excited about saying hello to my new grand daughter. Next up, is a new quilt to cuddle her in! Enjoy your weekend.