This summer has been baby overload for our Semper Fi Family. From May to July we have had the privilege of showering 6 mom-to-be(s) who are preparing for the arrival of 7 babies. I have definitely gotten my baby shopping fix. No complaints here. I love oohing and ahhing over all the cute little things new parents need to prepare for baby.
With my extra time this summer, I have enjoyed a little baby crafting for the recent showers we attended. I had taught myself via Pinterest to sew the chenille/flannel burp cloths. They are an easy and cute gift to make. 4 straight lines and you're done. However, the last shower I attended the mom-to-be received flannel/premade burp cloth combo. I thought those looked way more practical than the chenille ones I had made. I decided I would teach myself to make the flannel/ premade burp cloth version. Not a huge challenge but still a new thing to tackle.
I have yet to find the perfect tutorial when it comes to easy sewing projects such as these DIY baby burp cloths. I decided to share my step by step picture tutorial for those who hesitate when it comes to sewing. I am in the same boat as you. I need those pictures of every single step to reassure myself I do not miss anything.
Step 1: Purchase pre-made burp cloths. I used Dundee brand purchased at Buy Buy Baby. Buy at least 1/3 yard of flannel. This will ensure the flannel is long enough to cover the length of the burp cloths.
Step 2: Wash, dry, and iron the pre-made burp cloths. Wash, dry, and iron the flannel.
Step 3: Align the flannel with the lines of your rotary cutting board to ensure straight cuts of fabric.
Step 4: Cut 4 inch width and 18 inch length of flannel for each pre made burp cloth.
Step 5: Fold 1/2 inch inseam on both ends (top and bottom) of flannel all the way across.
Step 6: Iron the 1/2 inch inseams to create a visible crease.
Step 7: Pin flannel to the middle of the burp cloth inseams in. I leave the long side unfolded for a raw edge. Make sure to center the flannel as best as you can so there is an equal amount of white burp cloth both lengthwise and widthwise of the flannel strip. * I left 1/4 to 1/2 inch space from top of the burp cloth.
Step 8: Top Stitch the flannel completely around the entire perimeter using a zig zag stitch. Remove the pins as you sew. Leave the long edges raw (unfolded) as you sew. Try to sew as close to the edge as possible without letting the foot feed go off the fabric.
Step 9: Your project is complete. Easy peasy!