Monday, September 15, 2014

Burp Cloths for baby

I do believe I adore these burp cloths as much as is humanly possible.  To wit:

I HEART these burp cloths

I HEART these burp cloths

I HEART these burp cloths

I HEART these burp cloths

And these are only the photos I kept!

But, they really are little gems.  And they were sooooo easy to make!  I like small burp cloths, so I cut or pieced these 10.5" x 12.5" from my Folksy Flannel scraps.

burp cloths in Folksy Flannel

Then I rounded all four corners with this half circle ruler.  Did I ever tell you that I hate rulers with little guides in which you're supposed to be able to cut?  I always dull my rotary blade by clipping the edges of the guides.   Navigating these curves was virtually impossible, even with a tiny blade.  I resorted to using the cutting tracks to trace my curve and then cutting along the marked lines.

burp cloths in Folksy Flannel

Sew the flannel burp cloth top to a terry backing, right sides together.  Trim the terry to match and turn it all right side out.  Finish with a close edge stitch that simultaneously closes the turning gap. Voila!

I made eleven.  That was all my terry.

I HEART these burp cloths

I'm going to leave these lovelies out to pet and admire for a good long time.

Hurray for baby GIRL sewing!!!!

p.s.  Thanks so much for all your well wishes and comforting comments.  I so appreciate that I can count on your support!  Thank-you!


27 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. I often don't bother to consider flannel for anything. But you have some wonderful fabrics there. I may have to consider--flannel pyjamas or something.

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  2. Those are cute. Now I feel like I want to make some for my expecting sister :)

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  3. I often flip a plate or bowl upside down to make my curves & just run my rotary cutter along the edges of that.... works like a charm! next time... (those rulers are a pain, I agree)

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    1. Yep, I've done that other times and it works MUCH better!

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  4. That's what those rulers are for?!? I've seen them around but could never quite figure out how to use the cut-outs. I cannot imagine trying to cut with them using a rotary blade.

    I love how the burp cloths turned out. They'll be good for wiping a runny nose too, when the babe is older! xoxo

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  5. Preparing for babies is so much fun. I must make some of these next time there is a baby due in the family.

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  6. These are so pretty! I make mine like these, and recently had a stack for my new grandson ready to go. I love your fabrics! Mine were solid flannel, so I'm going to "mix it up" next time. Thanks for the inspiration. Love yours so much!

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  7. Those really are sweet. I've never used those rulers that you are talking about but I've always thought they looked as though they would be a pain.

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  8. Adorable! I need to make some for some friend's babies on the horizon. Where do you get your terry? Type? What to look for?

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    1. I got this terry from my local Hancock. It's ok, but nothing special. I'm going to try a "cuddle terry" from Fabric.com next. I'll let you know if I come across anything that seems especially nice in my next post sewing with terry =)

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  9. They are lovely! 30 years ago when mine were tiny all I used was a cloth diaper -- how wonderful it would have been to whip some of these up.

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    1. Yep, I'm getting to spoil us all with fancy burp cloths. Hehe!

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  10. Sweetness! So happy for you, and all your nesting!

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  11. I always wondered how one would use this ruler - I would have likely resorted yo using something curvy around the house to use as a template.

    Your burp cloths are cute as a button. Just perfect for this special little girl.

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  12. they're beautiful! I think I'll use up some of my own flannel scraps to make some for my cousin (they've been trying so long, I'm so excited for them!) I just have to go through old towels and see if there's any I could re-purpose, otherwise I'll have to go get some terry.

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    1. That will be the perfect gift! I like to repurpose towels too, especially to fill patchwork rugs. Good luck!

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  13. Such a cute project while waiting for baby! I will keep these in mind when I have a friend or family expecting in the future.

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  14. So cute. Might make some a little bigger for my girls to use. I think it would work for them to wipe up after eating. I'm interested in hearing what you think about the cuddle terry. Congratulations.

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  15. These burp clothes look so soft and pretty! Much better than the prefab diaper ones so many people make.

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  16. These are beautiful. Love the fabric combinations. Too bad my kids are 15 and 20!

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  17. Ooo I've made burp cloths in the past but I used cloth diapers as backing. I'll definitely give it a try with terry cloth. It seems like a more affordable options that's just as absorbent! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. These are so fun! I was so sad to read your post about losing the other baby. The memories of my own lost are still very fresh and I know how painful it is.

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  19. These are perfect! Loving the opportunity to share in all of your joys, your heartbreaks and your excitement throughout your journey to your little girl! Thanks for your raw honesty - it's a beautiful thing. xoxo

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