Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Super Cute Burp Rag Tutorial

I am always looking for a cute gift ideas to make for babies.  The thing I love most about this one is that whether it is the first baby or the fifth, Burp Rags are ALWAYS needed :)  This is my first attempt at a tutorial, so please let me know what you think.

  • Cloth Diapers - I bought mine at Walmart, but they can be found at Target, Babies R Us, and others.
  • Fabric - I used fat quarters, but this can be done with large scraps you have lying around
  • Tape Measure
  • Ruler
  • Rotary Mat
  • Rotary Blade
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine
  •  Iron your diaper so that it is nice and flat.
  • You will need to measure the length and width of the inner padded area of the diaper.
  • Take your measurements and add 1".  
  • Cut your piece of fabric to your measurements.  My diaper measured 5" x 19-1/2" so I cut my fabric 6" x 21-1/2".  TIP: Don't assume all diapers are created equal.  My experience has shown that they can be off by at least 1/2" from each other.
  • Press a 1/2" seam all around the edges of your fabric.  I like to turn the corners in to make prettier edges.

  • Pin the fabric onto the diaper as shown in the picture.

  • Now comes the time for sewing!  Choose any stitch that you would like - I prefer to use my zig zag stitch.  You will want to stitch as close to the edge of the fabric as possible.  TIP:  I like to use white thread in my bobbin so it doesn't show on the under side of the diaper.
  • Once you stitch around all 3 sides, you are done!!!  Repeat as many times as your heart desires :)
Stay tuned for an upcoming tutorial on a coordinating Diaper Pouch - a must-have for the on-the-go Mom.  It carries a few diapers and wipes in a cute little case.

Don't forget to check our website for the perfect fabric to use on these adorable burp cloths!


1 comment:

  1. Cute and easy! That right down my alley. Thanks for sharing


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