March 19, 2013

Simply Embellished Burp Cloths

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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