I am in that time of my life in which every month I know someone having a baby, and I love it! I know new moms need “registry gifts” but when I was pregnant I really remembered the people who got me something original and different. I also had two colic-y babies who went through about 15 burp cloths, bibs and onesies a day! So, that’s my go to handmade gift. Any combination of the 3 make the perfect baby gift set, you just can’t have too many! Save the cute outfits for when they are older am I right?
Being the spit up expert that I am – I became a burp cloth connoisseur (should I add that to my resume?). Hands down the BEST BURP CLOTHS ever are the Gerber Cloth Diapers. No, Gerber does not know I’m saying this, I wish they did, but I just love them that much! They are the perfect weight, size, texture… I could go on. But a white cloth diaper is kind of boring so I always have to make them pretty.
I talked about how I make them in a previous post HERE. But it’s really simple! For these I just cut a piece of fabric a little larger than the middle section. I traced with a pencil on the wrong side of the fabric to measure the correct size. Then I used my serger and serged the edges, if you don’t have one you could just fold under to make a hem. Then I sewed them down. Easy.
I paired these with a burp cloth. I use my own template because I like them a little longer than average.
I just free-handed the initial and used wonder under with a zig-zag stitch all the way around.
Has anyone used this style of burp cloths? Trust me, if you give this at a shower, the mom will be calling you in a few months asking for more :)