Babies babies everywhere!!. I’m scared to drink the water. I love me some babies but seeing a newborn makes me break out in a sweat. I have flashbacks of sleepless nights, trying to breast feed, trying to breast feed, trying to breast feed, oh did I mention trying to breast feed? I love me some other people’s babies. I think I am an older kid kinda girl. When they can go to the bathroom by themselves, or tell me what hurts instead of screaming, get their own snack, buckle their own seat belt! Ohhhh but those babies are sooooo cute.
I have needed several baby gifts lately, and we’re on a budget. We have a beach trip coming up and my stupid van just pooped out on me. Yes that will be $2,000.00 please. One step forward, three steps back. I am thankful for my van, I am thankful for my van, I am thankful for my van. OK just needed to get that out……So if you need a baby gift and can sew a straight line I have a project for you. Handmade burp cloths!
Cut a rectangle piece of pretty fabric 10 inches by 24 inches or however big you want the burp cloth to be.
Cut a piece of fabric for the bottom of the burp cloth a little larger. I love that soft minky fabric.
Pin right sides together.
Sew half inch seam around, leaving a 3 inch hole at the bottom.
Turn inside out though 3 inch hole.
Iron and then top stitch around the burp cloth. This will give it a finished look and also close the hole at the bottom.
Tie with a pretty ribbon and you have some beautiful handmade burp cloths!!
Add a sweet owl and you have the perfect baby gift! Click here for owl tutorial!
So are you a baby person or a bigger kid kinda girl!?!?