With so many of our friends having babies in the next few months, I've been thinking of personalized baby gifts that I could give. I often purchase gifts from a registry, but I also like to include a small supplemental gift. I figured that diaper burp cloths were within my skill set, so I asked Google how to make them.
I used Gerber cloth diapers, the kind that have the thicker center panel. These seriously make the best burp cloths, in my opinion. I believe that these are also available in organic cotton, if that's your thing. I washed the diapers using hot water and then dried on hot, to get the little suckers to shrink as much as they were going to. Unfortunately they didn't shrink very evenly, as you might be able to tell by the photographs.
I had some very cute Amy Butler fabric on hand, but I decided to make the first burp cloths using scrap fabric, because it was pretty darn likely that I would mess up. I found some houndstooth fabric that was left over from an attempt to make a dress for Joey. Houndstooth diaper burp cloths would make great gifts for our friends who are Alabama fans.
I cut the fabric to size, and then folded down the edges and ironed. I sewed the strips of fabric to the diaper using a small zigzag stitch. And Voila! A diaper burp cloth, made by yours truly! A little crooked, but not bad for a first attempt.
To my friends who are having babies in the next few months: you will be receiving burp cloths from me. And they were made for you and your baby with love.
Here's an update on this diaper burp cloth project.