Products used: terry towelling backing, flannel patterned fabric. Note: can also use ribbed chenille as backing.
- Cut fabric (front and backing) 24cm x 47.5cm.
- Place fabric right sides together and pin.
- Sew using a 1 cm seam allowance.
- Leave a gap at one end (to turn inside out).
- Trim corners to cut off corner (eg: cut triangle off)
- Turn inside out and push out corners with a pencil or chopstick.
- Iron to flatten the edges.
- Sew topstitch x 2 around all edges. This not only secures the opening used the turn the burp cloth inside out, but also provides a professional finish. I sewed 2 x topstitches at approx 0.5 and 1cm from edge.
Such a cute, very useful and cost effective gift for a new mummy & bub.
Note: Half a metre of fabric will make 4 x burp cloths.
Idea 1: If using chenille, you can sew together with right sides facing out and cut little slots into the fabric up to the seam line (DON'T cut the seam line!!) to create a ruffled edge. Looks really cute.
Idea 2: If you have an environmentally conscious awareness, or simply don't have any terry towelling for backing, use an old t-shirt before it hits the rag bin or Op Shop bag.
Idea 3: If you want to get a little fancy, rather than sewing a straight side hem, use a large plate or bowl to cut out a section in the middle of the long edge which will taper around your neckline.