Monday, April 25, 2011

rag burp cloths

I have a TON of prego friends right now... and I got to thinking that
I cant afford to buy them all something big or even an outfit...
so I got a couple yards of flannel material and decided
on some burp cloths for them all..That was one of my most favorite
gifts I received at my baby shower...and honesty the ones I use most...
I made a few different sizes. guess it just depends on
how much spit up you need to clean up..hehe
and yes...I do wear lime green socks!

I didn't do pictures of the process on these, cause honestly I was not
even sure if they were going to turn out that well...
however I LOVE them and could not be
happier with the turn out.

on the girls I used a middle piece of just cream cheaper flannel...
most people like to use warm and natural, but I think it is
a bit this worked fine.

I ran out of the middle layer by the time I got
to the boys, but I actually think I like them more.
I found that on my burp cloths that are similar to these
I have some that are two and some three
I guess its just preference.. both should do the trick

I sewed two rows around...that's how the ones I got
for my baby shower were...I'm not totally sure why.. I think
one row would work fine, but I like the look of it...
also on the larger ones there is a seam down the middle
I'm sure its so the material will stay nice..
plus that's where you put it on your it works!

I fell in love with them as soon as I I kinda just kept going
and going.. They were so easy and didn't take long at all.
To go with these I will be making stuffed animal toys 
to match...Ill post soon!

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  1. So cute! Yes you can never have enough burp cloths!

  2. Such a creative idea! I'm starting to be the age where friends are having babies- and this sounds like a fabulous idea!

  3. That's so cute. I am definitely going to have to try making those someday. Can't wait to see the stuffed animals. Those are so fun to make.

  4. OMGosh, those are the cutest burp pads Ü I ♥ the frayed edges.

  5. This is a great idea! I was looking for a cute fast project for a new mom up the street and this is it! Thanks for sharing!

  6. nicely done. perfect baby shower gifts

  7. Hey! I love your lime green socks. I wore my bright yellow ones yesterday. Great job. You are one crafty mama!!

  8. I love the lime green socks, usually you girls have on two different colored socks. I think just to drive me nuts!
    I love the burp cloths. They turned out so cute. You are very very talented! I am glad that you are making good use of you sewing machine. I can't wait to have another craft day with you girls! I love you to the moon!!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing these fantastic burp cloths! My sister is due in Dec. and I'd love to make her some. Would you please share an estimate of the size? Thank you!

  10. thanks Terri:)
    the larger ones are 20in long 9in on the top and 6in on the middle.

    the medium ones are 16 1/2 in long 8in on the top and 6in on the middle

    the small ones are 14 in long 7in on the top and 6in on the middle..

    any measurement would work really. I like the peanut shaped ones myself:) they are perfect for going right over your shoulder!

    let me know if that helped or not

  11. Yes, that helped a lot, Ashley. Thanks again; you did wonderful work! I'm off to see what havoc I can wreak on the flannel I got at Joanns!


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