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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Burp Cloths:.

These are super easy to make, and such a fun gift idea!

What you need:

- cloth diapers (wash them BEFORE you sew anything to them!)
- fabric
- sewing machine/accssories

I measured the section in the middle to see how big I needed to cut my fabric. I did half an inch extra on both measurements to allow for seams. I think mine were about 5x16 or so.

Cut your fabric. I was doing two of each kind of fabric, so I used my fold to cut, and then cut again at the fold.

Next iron down your seams and then pin the fabric to the burp cloth.

Sew around the edges.


You can really get creative with these. I got some that had just two pieces of ribbon sewn down, which was really cute. I had originally planned to do the ric rac by itself, but I think it looks pretty cute with the fabric.

I can't wait to make more!


  1. Where do you get the cloth diapers?

  2. Summer I love these. I've always wanted to try these, and never have, they look so easy!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Even I could learn how to do these!

  5. Just adorable!! Thanks for linking!

  6. These are so cute! These would be a perfect gift to make for my sisters baby shower. Thanks for sharing. I'll will be linking.

  7. what a fab idea-- i am going to make these for my sister in law... expecting #2 in July (phew I actually have enough time to get it done) J

  8. Adorable! I would gladly accept some of those burp cloths for our upcoming baby. :D

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  9. Thanks for sharing and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

  10. Those are so cute!! I LOVE the fabric that you used!

  11. These are perfectly adorable; you can't have too many burp cloths, so why not use cute ones like these? Yeah!

  12. How adorable! Love the different fabrics. This would make such a cute gift. Great idea and fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  13. Hi Sumo~ I so want a baby just so I can have darling burp cloths like these made. Love the owls and giant rick rack too. I would love nothing more then for you to link these to MY FIRST EVER linky party going on now.. at Craftomaniac.blogspot.com I would love the support. Have a super day! Jenn

  14. Hi Summer,

    Thanks for your encouraging comments!! I love the ric rac, it's adorable!! It would certainly cover up my crooked lines as well. :)

    Also, thanks for hosting such a great party each week! I'm always excited to see what you have going on over here. :)

    Have a great week!!



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