Yesterday we made a Pocket Bib and today we are making a matching terry burp cloth so we have a DIY bib & burp cloth gift set. This burp cloth is wildly simple.
I used a terry hand towel but you could use any fabric you prefer. Get the full burp cloth tutorial after the jump…
And thanks for the post Craft Gossip!
1. Wash, iron and cut your fabric. I used the same Alexander Henry Canyon flutter in pink that i used for the pocket bib and a terry hand towel. You can make it any size you like, just add 1/2″ for the seam allowance. I cut my fabric 18″ X 8″.
2. Pin your fabrics together right sides facing:
3. Sew them together with 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a hole for turning and back stitching at the beginning and end:
4. Trim the edges, clip the corners and turn it right side out, then iron it nice and flat:
5. Top stitch around the edge, closing the turning hole as you go:
Package it up with a matching bib and you’ve got an adorable gift set in under an hour for under $5!
I can't sew very well, but I think I can handle this. I just won't let anyone look at my crooked stitches too closely, right?!
I love the idea for using a handtowel for the backing! The brightly colored terry cloth gives it a high-end boutiquey look.
I featured your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
This is much better than another method I was thinking of. And I can get all the materials at the thrift store! Thanks for sharing 🙂
This is a darling idea! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm going to link to it on my blog http://sewwhattoday.blogspot.com
I made one! It turned out cute, but the edges are wavy. How did you get yours so straight? My seams were sewn straight and I ironed it well.
what kind of fabric is that?
lovely. i made one using a monogrammed handtowel. thanks for the tutorial!
Do these have issues in the wash without putting extra stitching in the middle somewhere to keep the two pieces from pulling away from each other?
I LOVE that fabric… where did you get it?
OOOOOO!!! It looks so easy!! I have to try this!!!!!!
Thank you so much!!!!
Baby girl is due in 2 weeks so I better get movin'
I love this. I must be nesting because I just made 6 of these! Thank you. xoxoxox
I made a pile of burp cloths and personalized them with my Silhouette Machine. It's going to make a great shower gift.
This will be my first baby project!! 7 months to go…
Here is my finished project 🙂
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Thanks for this adorable and easy idea! I added a link to this tutorial to my blog, http://kristieskrafts.blogspot.com/ I’m going to make a ton of these as baby gifts!
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I love this!I just made a few gifts using this burp cloth tutorial! I plan to share your link on my own blog! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
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where can i find the instruction for the matching bib? tia