Babies are even cute when they burp - so why not make the occasion cuter yet with some colorful burp cloths? I saw this post on Barb's blog about some easy-to-make burp cloths and I immediately knew I wanted to make some for a baby gift.
They begin with ordinary pre-folded cloth diapers, which come in packs of a dozen. You embellish by stitching on a wide strip of flannel. Just be sure to pre-wash everything in hot water before you begin, because both diaper and flannel will shrink a bit. Barb's tutorial is great and very complete, so I won't repeat it here - check it out for everything you need.
I was using flannel left over from making some baby blankets, and my center strips were narrower than the Barb's -- but they will still be totally functional and easy to toss over the shoulder while awaiting baby's resounding performance. It just seems nice to be able to dress up the moment with a cheery little flannel print! Thanks, Barb, for a really great idea.