Today our sweet contributor, Ana, of The Lost Apron is sharing:
These burp cloths are quick and easy to make. They are great for your baby, to give to a new mom, or as a simple baby shower gift. They are made with a cloth diaper on one side and fun fabrics on the other side. Make a set in a variety of fabrics.
- Prefolded cloth diaper
- Fat quarter of cotton fabric
I used Gerber Heavyweight Gauze Prefold Cloth Diapers and fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop.
Wash and dry the diapers and the fabric before making burp cloths.
I recommend NOT using dryer sheets as they can reduce the absorption factor of the fibers.
See the shrinkage here:
Press the diaper and the fabric. The diaper will lengthen again slightly after ironing.
Stitch around all the edges using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave an opening for turning.
I like to use Wonder Clips instead of pins and I use washi tape to remember to leave an opening.
Turn right side out and press.
Press again and stitch down the length of the burp cloth 1/4″ outside of the diaper stitch lines.
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My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.
I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have prefered being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at Pinterest and Facebook.