Monday, June 10, 2013

Burp cloths and onesie set


Just a few weeks ago I made some of these tie onesies. If you would like the tutorial to that here it is. Then, I decided that I wanted to try and make some cute and easy burp cloths that I had pinned on pinterest. After I had looked at the tutorial I thought, how cute would it be to make a matching set with the onesies. They turned out really cute. For the burp cloths, the only fabric you want to use is either cotton or flannel for the patterned fabric and then chenille for the back. Some of the fabric I used for the ties I couldn't use for the burp cloths but this blue one was flanel and it turned out really cute. I got the tutorial for the burp cloths from sewinsanity.

The great thing about these burp cloths and ties is that you they don't take much fabric. This is a great way to use up some of the leftover fabrics from other projects. I had this fabric left over from a blanket I made for Christmas last year. 

The dimensions for the burp cloths are 19.5" wide and 17" long. 

chenille (with a yard I can make about 12 burp cloths)
flanel or  cotton 
thread (whichever color you would like to be shown on the topstitch)
sewing machine

I used the rotary cutter and measured the dimensions with the green cutting board you can see in the back of the pictures. It was really simple. Make sure your fabrics are pre-washed though. One side will be chenille and the other will be either cotton or flannel. They will shrink differently and they won't look right after they go through the wash if they aren't washed ahead of time. 

Once you get your fabric cut place right sides together and pin. 
Sew around the edges at 1/4" leaving a 2.5" opening.
Turn fabric inside out using a tool of somesort to make sure the corners are poked out. 
Top stitch a little less than 1/4" around the top making sure the opening is tucked in flush with the rest of the burp cloth. I did a zig-zag stitch just to add character to it but you could do whatever stitch on top you would like.

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