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.

Thanks for stopping by.


Melissa I. said...

Those are so cute! I'm making burp cloths for a couple of new littles in my life - cute fabric prints on one side, plain white cotton flannel on the other. Love what you did here!

Leigh said...

Cute. I also like flat cloth diapers (osocozy) or the Ikea burp cloths and have had a blast dying and stenciling them.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Those are way cute. I just have dyed ones in fun colors. I agree with you about the bulkiness of the added fabric in the middle. I may have to try the ribbon for an upcoming shower.

Kim and Cameron said...

These are so cute! I've done this with bias tape before, but this is way easier/cheaper/cuter! Thanks for the inspiration!


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