So, are you ready for a one-hour project? These burp cloths are my go-to baby shower gift, and once you see how quickly and easily they come together, they’ll be yours too!
The printed fabric on one side makes for a stylish gift, and the Chenille on the makes these the most absorbent and soft burp cloths I’ve used.
For two burp cloths you need the following:
- 1 fat quarter of your choice for the front* (or a piece of fabric approximately 22″ x 18″, OR two pieces of fabric 11″ x 18″). Cotton fabric is a must. I suggest quilting cotton or double-gauze.
- A piece of cotton Chenille* (same size as above) for the back.
- White cotton thread
*NOTE: All fabrics should be washed and dried first. I does matter with this project.
*ON BUYING CHENILLE: I get my chenille at Joanne’s. It usually costs $12.99/yard which is more than I’m willing to spend, so I just wait until I have a 40% or 50% off coupon and buy it then. Chenille is extra-wide, so one yard will give you a lot of fabric. Chenille looks and feels a lot different after its washed and dried, so make sure you do that right when you get home. And be forewarned: it will create a lot of lint in your drier’s lint catch.
Lay out your fat quarter and take a look. After ironing you’re going to cut it into two pieces.
Iron your fabric.
Lay your front and back pieces with right sides facing. You’re about to start stitching them together!
A note on pinning: I don’t actually pin my burp cloths before sewing, but the Chenille can be a bit squirrelly while it’s under the machine so I suggest pinning these your first time around. If you don’t pin, your sewn pieces can be a little wonky (which you’ll see in one of the pictures below). It doesn’t affect the final product, but if you’re a perfectionist it might make you feel a bit crazy.
Turn your burp cloth inside out and smooth it out nicely. Make sure you push the corners out.
I like to stitch around the burp cloth a second time for added effect, especially if the burp cloth is for a baby boy.
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I hope you enjoyed my very first tutorial! If you have questions, please leave a comment and I’ll answer them. And I’d LOVE to see pictures of your finished product. If you blog about the burp cloths you’ve made, I’d appreciate a link back to this blog.
As always, thanks so much for taking the time to be here, friends. I hope you have a wonderful weekend crafting, sewing, relaxing or doing whatever you enjoy the most! See you Monday.