I can hear you now, "not another burp cloth tutorial!!". There are so many resources out there already for making burp cloths, but seriously, it was completely unavoidable. I was recently admonished by Lisa to get my embroidery unit for my sewing machine out and start using it. I've only had the thing for a little over 1 1/2 years and have just been too busy making things that really matter, like clothes and bags. I'M JUST KIDDING!! In all seriousness though, I never have been a big embellisher when I make things. I have always been drawn to "clean and simple". However, I decided to heed the encouragement I was receiving and figure the "thing" out. I started out small with this little bug (just look at those little bug eyes!)
on some flannel. See? So that's what's making THIS burp cloth so special!
"The burp cloth"
- cloth diaper (with thick part down the middle)-washed and dried
- 18X13 piece of flannel (the size of diaper) embroidered to your liking
- 64 inches bias tape
First, pin WRONG sides of flannel and diaper together
then baste stitch a scant 1/4 inch from edges
Now sew on your bias tape with this tutorial and you are done!
Now look what you've gone and done Lisa! I just finished this wee cupcake (by machine applique)
and I'm daydreaming of all the possibilities!