With this little one’s arrival barreling down on me (I can’t believe I’m already 6 months along!) I have quite a few projects to complete; and because he’s coming right after Christmas, I know I’m going to miss quite a few weeks of preparations due to holiday activities.
One of the easiest baby projects I’ve completed so far has been this set of knit burp cloths. While I was watching my friend’s baby one day I noticed he had a t-shirt-like burp cloth from Gerber. It was incredibly absorbent and oh-so-soft. I knew I had to have something similar for my next child, but I have yet to be able to find them anywhere. That’s where the idea to make some of my own came in!
What You’ll Need:
Flatfold Cloth Diapers
It isn’t 100% necessary to use a twin needle when sewing knits, but it does make the task much easier and it gives the project a cleaner look.
Pre-wash your fabric and diapers, and then iron out the wrinkles. Cut your fabric into a rectangle approximately 1″ wider and taller than the center of the flatfold diaper.
Fold the fabric edges under, and iron the seams. Pin the fabric in place.
Then all you have to do is sew around the fabric using a stitch made for stretchy fabrics. The stitch I used looks similar to an offset zig-zag. Make sure not to let the fabric stretch as you sew or you’ll end up with wavy edges.
And, voila, that’s it – now you have a set of unique, adorable, super-absorbent burp cloths for your little!
*Hint: they also make great gifts!
For more tips and tricks on sewing with Jersey, check out this post from Pretty Prudent.
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