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March 26, 2012

DIY Burp Cloths

I thought I would vary from the usual “Interior & Decor Mondays” to show you a little project that I recently did. I know a lot of people having babies right now and I decided that, for my closer friends, I would make a little something special for their babies. This is a pretty popular tutorial among crafters, but I used the directions from the blog Petite Lemon, which I found on Pinterest (Are you following me on Pinterest? Join the fun!).

I bought a pack of basic cloth diapers and used cotton fabric. You could totally use fabric from Goodwill clothes like we have discussed and implemented in the past. You don’t need very much fabric–you can do 4 burp cloths with a 1/3 of a yard. Before sewing, I washed everything to make sure it was pre-shrunk.

First, iron and cut your fabric. You want to cut the length 1″ longer than the diaper (1/2″ seam allowance). So, if your diaper is 17″ long, cut the length of the fabric to 18″. Your width is going to be 6″.

Iron a 1/2″ hem on each side and pin the fabric, face up, to the center of the cloth. As you can see, mine is not perfect–just get it close!

Now, sew it down on all four sides! So simple and simply adorable. How can you mind a little spit up when the cloth is as cute as this, right? Any baby would be proud to use it. : )

Enjoying the Good Life,