A new mama can't have too many burp cloths, and handmade ones are so much better! You can use beautiful, corresponding fabrics, plus the fabric is thicker and nicer than store-bought burp cloths most of the time.
I picked up a half a yard of each of these coordinating flannels. They were each around $4 a yard, so this project cost me under $10!
I cut my fabric in half on the fold to get 2 burp cloths out of each piece, and then cut them into even squares. Each one ended up being around 18"x18".
Using a small bowl, I cut all the corners to give them a more "professional" look. Which may be something I just made up in my head...are burp cloths usually rounded on the corners? I really liked how they turned out, so it was worth the extra step!
Thankfully, flannel doesn't fray so I didn't have to worry about hemming these. *team flannel* I simply serged the edges for a finished touch and to keep the edges from rolling! If you don't have a serger, you could use a decorative stitch or even just a zig-zag.
Let the serger do the work of cleaning up those edges, and just go slowly around those curved edges for a nice smooth finish. See, I told you I cut all the corners, both literally and figuratively! ;)
Wrap them up with a cute bow and a tag that says, "Made with love."
How easy was that? A very quick project that ends up being so cute and meaningful because you made it yourself! It was a joy to gift these to a first-time Mom-to-be, and know she will be able to put them to very good use. :)
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