Hi everyone and Happy Monday! We had a great weekend here, and I even did a little sewing. I decided since I started off with the baby quilt, maybe I should back it up a little and work on something a little simpler. (I am still working on the binding of my quilt, but I wanted to practice on some corners before finishing it off.)
The simplest thing I could think of was a burp cloth, and how nice is it to have custom burp cloths? They are so much better than store bought ones. So, I picked up some striped chenille at Joann’s which is 1/2 off right now- and also some flannel fat quarters. They were on sale also! I hadn’t planned on using flannel, but there weren’t a ton of cute boy patterns, and these were my favorite… it’s a pretty thin flannel so it was pretty easy to work with. The chenille was a little more complicated because it’s thick & stretchy. But, it’s so soft and pretty! One day maybe I’ll pick some easy fabrics for a project 😉
I am no sewing expert- so I didn’t think you’d want a ‘tutorial’ from me…but, basically I cut my fabric pieces to 11×18. Luckily, I have this Imaginisce CutBright lighted Rotary Cutter and Acrylic ruler. These things are MAGICAL!! I love them- and even my mom was jealous of how well they worked!
Okay, I pinned them together right sides together. I sewed about 1/4 in, give or take on 3 sides, leaving one side open. Then I turned it inside out. I turned in the open ends, and hemmed it shut- and stitched around all edges. (I am sure I am not using all the right terms!)
Since, the chenille is slippery, I also decided to stitch it in thirds to keep the material together better. That’s it! I should have ironed all my pieces first, but I was lazy- and thought that 2 rectangles could be easy enough to sew together without ironing. 🙂 However, it looks a lot crisper when ironing first. This does not mean I promise always to press first–but, I will try!
I did 2 burp cloths- and then Mr. Pink wanted to help. So, he did a burp cloth too! He pressed his before starting! I knew you might not believe me, so I snapped this iphone pic.
Set of 3 burp cloths ready for our little one! I am so excited about these, and I know I will make a few more!
I hope to get into my paper crafting world today…so that I can share some sneak peeks with you of the upcoming Pink by Design Release! 🙂 Have a great week everyone!!