My little guy spits up….A LOT. We are talking 5 – 6 outfit changes a day at least a lot! And that is not counting every time he spits up, that is just when he gets his clothes soaking wet and I feel bad for him. It is also not counting how many times a day I need to change my own shirt! You know the scenes from the movies…projectile vomit scenes? Ummm…yeah, like that.
So when Clare e-mailed me with these burp cloths, I naturally got a huge kick out of them! I mean after all, who doesn’t want a little ‘Excuse Me’ or ‘Pardon Me’ after they have just had projectile spit up spewed all over their shirt?! Lol
Clare runs a great blog called Clares Place, and is known for her AMAZING Quilt patterns. I featured two of them below…but you have absolutely got to see them all! As well as featuring some super cute crafts, like the button hair elastics and memory game…
Girl has got Talent with a capital T! And I am thrilled she would want to help blog sit while I am busy cleaning up all this spit up…lol.
So without further ado I give you Clare from Clares Place, and her Burp Cloth Manners…
Hello Me Sew Crazy readers! I am Clare from Clares Place. I have always been interested in crafts but it wasn’t until my little girl was born and I had finished my study that I found myself with some time to sew, design and make things. My family gave me some encouragement and not too long after I started designing and writing sewing patterns. I feel very blessed to be able to do two super enjoyable jobs – being a mother and sewing.
I am so excited Jessica has allowed me to be part of her Me Sew Crazy blog today and able to share my tutorial with you. With baby girl number two on the way I designed these cute little burp cloth concept late one night (unable to get to sleep) and thought others might also get a kick out of it so I created a tutorial to show you how I make them. They are perfect for a unique baby shower gift!
Before you begin:
- Please be sure to read instructions all the way through before commencing project.
- All seam allowances are included in measurements and are ¼ inch unless otherwise stated.
- This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please respect my work and do not reproduce this pattern or any part thereof for any purpose.
- 8” X 18″ toweling fleece or other soft absorbent fabric,
- 8“ x 18” Cotton fabric for burp cloth,
- Applique Letters, found HERE
- Scraps of cotton fabric for applique letters,
- Fusable webbing (or heavy duty heat and bond – you will not need to stitch around your letters if using heavy duty heat and bond),
- Sewing machine,
- Co-ordinating thread,
- Cutting ruler,
- Fabric scissors,
- Air dry or water erasable marker,
- Rotary cutter,
- Cutting mat.
- Fold your cotton fabric in half – right sides together. Place template on folded fabric, lining up the fold.
- Trace around template and cut along traced line (I used a rotary cutter and ruler along the straight lines to achieve a more accurate cut and used scissors on the curves.).
- Repeat for toweling.
- Trace your required applique letters onto the paper side of fusible webbing
- Cut around outside of traced designs being sure not to cut directly on line.
- Press onto wrong side of chosen fabric, paper side facing up.
- Cut out applique pieces along the traced lines.
- Peel backing paper off. Position onto the right side of the cotton burp coth 1” from edges as desired, Press into position.
- Freehand Machine stitch around the edge of the letters using a straight stitch 2-3 times, varying the position you stitch each time. Alternatively you can Blanket stitch around the designs either by hand or machine in a coordinating thread to your fabric (I have found the heavy duty heat and bond does not require any stitching and doing so may blunt or break your needle).
- Pin the two rectangles together right sides facing.
- Sew your pieces together using a ¼” seam. Be sure to leave a 3” gap at one end to turn your cloth the correct way.
- Clip the corners being sure not to cut your stitching.
- Turn the right way out and press (cotton side not to toweling side).
- Close the opening by tucking the fabric inside the burp cloth and pin.
- Topstitch 1/8” from the edge around the perimeter of the burp cloth. Trim any stray threads.
These are so easy you will be making them to give to everyone!
Don’t forget to head on over to Clare’s Place and check out her site…especially those quilts! You will not be disappointed!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by everyone, and until next time…
Happy Sewing 🙂