Back when my boys were babies I saw a lot of embellished burp cloths. They often added a large strip of fabric down the middle. While they were cute, they were a little too bulky. I wanted a way to add a little more fun to a not-so-fun item, but without any extra bulk. Here's what I came up with.
The project was really easy and pretty fast, too. They make an easy shower gift.
I already had these colored burp cloths in a drawer. I think they came from JoAnn's originally, but I'm not sure because they've been in my drawer for years.
Anyhow, I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and their ribbon was all 50% off, so I took a few of these home with me.
I ironed the ribbon in half as shown and cut it to be a little longer than the burp cloth.
I like to melt the edges of the ribbon to that you don't have to fold them under. So I pulled out a lighter and melted the edge, then I place it over the edge of the burp cloth and began to sew. I sewed down the little edge....
....and then turned and sewed down the long edge.
At the end it looked like this.....
.....and then I trimmed it to look just right.....
...and melted the edge at that end at well. You don't really hold the flame on the ribbon - just close to it and you can watch it melt. Then it won't fray at all.
I mixed and matched colors for fun.
And I made some girly white, pink, and red ones, too.
And there you have it. Super simple.
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