Burp Cloths: A Tutorial
Slowly transferring my tutorials from my older blog. This one is very easy for a beginner sewer and is perfect for a baby shower present or for your own child so you can save some money. It’s crazy how expensive things for your child to spit up on are in the stores! Well, did a little research and finally found a way to make some with some cute fabric I had at home and some cloth diapers.
First you will need to buy some cloth diapers and find some fabric you would like to use.
I actually found a 12 pack of Gerber cloth diapers at Marshall’s for only $6.99. I’m hoping that is a really good deal.
Gerber prefold birdseye 3-ply cloth diapers.
For the fabric I was able to use the new fabric I purchased at Hancock’s the other day on sale:
First be sure to wash and dry your fabric and most importantly your cloth diapers. The package says that the diapers measure 20 in x 14 in. When I actually measured them for the fabric I only measured 18in long. So either they shrink like crazy or they were way off. Better to be safe than sorry.
Iron your diapers and cloth. The diapers will be super wrinkly when you take them out of the dryer, if not smooth it will make for a sloppy sewing job.
The middle part will be where you place your cloth, I measured this area on the diapers to be 18 in x 5 in. So for my fabric I cut each to be 19 in x 6 in, allowing myself half an inch on each side for ironing under.
Once you have your fabric cut to the correct length and width now it is time to iron under all sides. You can see where I measured each fold to be half an inch.
Be sure and measure after you fold your sides to make sure it is the width and length that you need.
Now you will need to pin down the fabric to the middle of your diaper.
I found the best stitch for this project is a zig zag stitch.
Once you are all finished iron and snip off any stray threads and that is it!
Here are some photos of the finished product.