Wednesday, March 9, 2011

quick baby gift

1-you can never have too many burp cloths
2-you can never have to many burp cloths
3-did I say there are never enough burp cloths .....CLEAN?
4-a new burp cloth is always nice
So what do you give a mother who already has a few children?
A burp cloth.

  • Chinese Prefold 100% Cotton Diapers (this type are the thickest, smoothest and hold shape after washing the best) I order mine on etsy in the supply category.  I usually buy  1 doz at a time for about $25, trust me its worth it.  To have this in your stash is very satisfying when you can put together a little gift set in less than an hour. Keep in mind that embellished burpies can run $15-20 each.
  • assorted scrap fabrics
  • iron on adhesive
  • rickrack remnant
Lets get started:
  1. Pre-wash diapers (you always pre-wash your fabrics RIGHT???)
    • TIP: I like to wash my fabrics and diapers right away when I get them, that way when I put them away they are ready to use.
  2. iron on the adhesive to your scraps, I like to lay my scraps out on the adhesive with the edges touching, then place wax paper over the top, then a pressing cloth before ironing, this way the wax paper will keep the adhesive from sticking to your iron and the cloth will keep the wax off your iron.
  3. cut out triangle shapes, or any other desired shapes, this method is the same for all appliques
  4. place triangles (the flags) on the center column in a wavy pattern
  5. iron with pressing cloth
  6. stitch over the edges of the flags 1/8" from edge
  7. apply the zig-zag by folding under the end and backstitch, then run it along the tops of the flags curving and ensuring you have covered the top of the flags as you sew, fold the end edge as well and back stitch, trip threads....and this project is ready to give!
It is hard to believe that there is actually 8 steps to this little simple projects but it really sews up FAST!