Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Burping in style

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.

10 comments:

Ann said...

Those are QUITE wonderful. I need to send myself that URL and actually pretend I might make some one day.

:o)

It could happen you know..in my spare time!

Barb said...

Oh my sweet goodness, Anne. Aren't they just the sweetest thing to make for a baby gift? Thank you so much for referencing back to my post, but oh my word, yours are so sweet, you didn't need me at all!

I love them. I just love it when I post something like this and someone like you comes along to tell me she tried it and loved it.

xoxoxo

Wool Winder said...

These are so cute! I just saw some up close at a baby shower recently. The lady that made them used cotton quilt fabric, probably from a coordinated set of fat quarters. What a great idea!

Pieces said...

Those are so cute. I saw that tutorial last week--such a great idea.

Thanks for visiting my place. I'd love to have you join me for Show-and-Tell Tuesday. I'm usually just hanging out there by myself. It would be fun to have company!

Devorah said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing.

tiennie said...

Very cute idea!

Randi said...

Cute burp cloths! I am in the middle of making some too and I love how easy they are. I wish i knew more people who were having babies!

Anonymous said...

Aren't these just darling? My baby granddaughter got some (not quite as fancy) last summer and they've been used and used (and washed and washed) and so so wonderful. It's a perfect little gift for baby!!

Karen

Candy said...

I love these! I won some last year at a MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) drawing. Although I didn't have a baby at the time, I had to accept them b/c they were so cute.

Cheryl said...

Those burp clothes are very, very cute! I am going to put them on my to do list (along with a lot of other stuff).