Thursday, February 12, 2009

20 minute baby gift! (no joke!)

this is the easiest baby gift you'll ever give! when baby was born someone gave me the cutest burp clothes and although my sewing is as amature as it comes, i have attempted to copy her. {her cute shop will open back up in march!}

i'll share the way I do it!


step 1: pick out some fabric that is both gender specific for the new baby and matches the style of the new mom! iron out all the wrinkles.

step 2: cut the fabric. i usually eyeball measure but this time i really measured and cute 6in x 21in. basically you want long strips about 5-6 inches wide!
step 3: iron each strip again while folding the edges in about 1/4 of an inch. (it's easier if the fabric is layed cute side down, obviously.) when the sides are folded and pressed turn over and lay on the diaper. (gerber prefold cloth diapers. 12 for around$10.00 at walmart!) pin down the thick center of the diaper.
step 4: sew a straight stitch all around the fabric! you can add ribbon, ric rac, or leave plain. just make sure everything is washable.
step 5: fold diapers, stack, and tie with coordinating ribbon!


these diapers make the best burp clothes because they are so absorbant. but now they can be cute too!! get creative. i made some for my baby with funky, fuzzy fabrics and he would fall asleep on my shoulder after burping they were so comfy! and i think new burp clothes make the perfect gift for someone who already has children. every baby should have new burp rags not hand-me-downs, don't ya think? happy sewing!!

8 comments:

Abby said...

So cute!! I am totally going to make some!!!

Lacy Ann :) said...

Those are so cute!!! Love them.

K. Tacher said...

Great idea!
Now if I could only make it out to a fabric store...

...will and bobbi... said...

Marci,
You are ao creative! They are way cute! I always check in at your awesome projects I hope that is okay!

ashley ann said...

adorable. i love those. they look like those cute washrag sets you see at the store...so creative and i love the colors...

Tyrel said...

I am glad I just have a sister-in-law that can sew so I don't have too. Baby peanut LOVES them by the way! :)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Those are really adorable!! Love them.

Jamie said...

Those are really CUTE! I need to make a few, where do you get cloth dipers?