Burp cloths are one of the most easiest gifts to make for a new baby. They are practical and you can never have to many from what I hear.
I have made burp cloths a lot of times and didn’t follow a pattern anymore the steps are really simple
- Cut a piece of towelling and cotton the same size
- Place cotton right side down on top of towelling
- Stitch around edge leaving a turning gap
- Clip corner points
- Turn right sides out
- Top stitch around edge of cotton topper folding the turning gap closed
You can make them any size you like. I like larger ones that you can place over your shoulder or wrap around the child as they get older. I used a large towel that I cut in half, I than cut each half into 3 pieces. Without realising it I cut the 2 halves different ways – one I cut along with width of the towel, the other I cut along the length of the towel so I have 2 different size burp cloths. Both are long enough to go over the shoulder – one set is narrower and longer, the other set is slightly wider and slighter shorter. The narrower ones were cut across the width of the towel, the wider ones across length.
Originally I was planning on using leftover fabrics in my stash but when it came to cutting these fabrics up I realised I didn’t have enough. I went to my local quilt shop and found this gorgeous baby animal print fabric on sale it is perfect. I don’t normally do babyish print fabric because I want the person to be able to use it as the child is a little older. This fabric is cute, baby animals are good for any age child. The print is also subtle so afterwards when you don’t need to use it for the child you could use it in other areas of the house when you need a quick absorbent cloth.
Another gift off my list for this year