Friday, August 17, 2012

Burp Cloths

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I knew when a baby came along that I wanted to make a ton of things!  Well, we're due in November and my sewing skills haven't improved much past beginner.  But one thing I do know: I can sew straight lines (a gals gotta start somewhere!!!)  So I started searching Pinterest for Burp Cloth ideas and came a crossed Sewin Sanity's post for the Best Burp Rags Ever.

So I ran out the Hobby Lobby (the closest fabric place) to grab three 1/2 yards of baby/nursery fleece and to Wal-Mart and snagged full-sized bath towels for (if I remember correctly) $1.97 each.  

Each 1/2 yard made 5 burp cloths each.  I did make a few changes to my design (all in measurements).

Sewin Sanity's Dimensions: 9.5"x17"
My Dimensions: 8"x16" (my dimensions worked well with the 1/2 yard of fabric... I had just TINY TINY scraps left over)

And mine were PLENTY big... so I can only imagine the larger size!  

(Personal Photo)

I'm hoping to get back in the groove of making more items before November comes!  Possibly some more burp rags (for friends who are also expecting) and a fabric teething guard for the nice crib we have... and plenty more.  Thank god for Pinterest. :P

- Sara.


  1. Those are super cute! Wish I could just thread my!
    Ashley Richards

  2. What kind of machine do you have? I have a Brother and it came with a DVD - that helped immensely! You might be able to find a video on YouTube to help you out! :)