December 7, 2011 by Gina
I love to craft, scrapbook and sew! Unfortunately, I don’t have nearly enough time to do it these days. But…I have found a terrific sewing project that is easy and gives me baby gifts that are ready to go for everyone I know who is having babies these days. I’ve been making burp cloths as gifts for about 1.5 years and everyone loves them. I personally feel that you can never have enough burp rags when you have a new baby. Both of my boys have been (and Getty still is) BIG spitter-uppers. I could have 300 of these on hand and still need more.
Alot of people have asked me for my pattern and I can’t take credit for these great burp cloths. I found a pattern online through a terrific blog called “Homemade by Jill“. Jill is a mother of THREE and still finds time to do amazing crafts and projects. She is also generous enough to post lots of templates and patterns. I would explain how to make these burp cloths but Jill does such a great job, I’ll just link to the burp cloth tutorial on Jill’s blog and you can take it from there.
I’ve found making these in really large batches is the way to go! I make about 40 or 50 at a time. That way I always have them on hand, for myself or a gift. Two and a half yards of fabric will make 8 burp cloths – one fabric (1 1/4 yards) for the front and one fabric (1 1/4 yards) for the back, plus you’ll need batting. The other great thing about this gift is that they are pre-washed and ready for your recipient to use right away!
Happy sewing and gift giving (or cleaning up after your own baby)!