Tutorial: Burp Cloths

10 May 2010

Burp Cloths

Part I of my baby gift tutorials. This tutorial will make two burp cloths.

1/3 yard of decorative cotton fabric
1/3 yard of terrycloth, chenille, or other absorbent material of your choice. (Some people like to use cloth diapers)

Sewing Machine
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler

Step 1:
If you haven't already, wash, dry and iron your decorative fabric. Also wash and dry your absorbent fabric.

Step 2:
Cut your fabric into two 11x21" pieces. Cut your terrycloth a little larger than your fabric. (I like to use 1/2" hems. These measurements will give you a finished size of 10x20".)

Step 3:
Pin your fabric and terrycloth right sides together.

Step 4:
Sew fabric and terrycloth together. Make sure to leave a 4" opening so that you can turn your piece right side out.

Step 5:
Trim any excess terrycloth so that it is even with your decorative fabric.

Step 6:
Clip corners at a 45 degree angle.

Step 7:
Turn right sides out, pushing the corners out with your fingers.

Step 8:

Iron the entire piece. Then fold in the edges of your 4" opening, press and pin.

Step 9:
Topstitch around the perimeter of your burp cloth.

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