Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Monogrammed Burp Cloth

Monogramming is one of those things that never goes out of style. 
So the next time you need a sweet baby gift, just whip up on of these cute, classic and VERY useful monogrammed Burp Cloths!


Growing up I had a LOT of baby cousins.  And we always had cloth diapers around but....
we didn't use them for diapers we used them for burp cloths. 

And let me say, that after having my baby I sooo know why!  While I was pregnant I bought 2 packs of cloth diapers and the girl at the register asked me if I was going to cloth diaper.  Umm, I wasn't sure about that yet but these diapers were going to be washed and made ready for spit-up! 


Of course, I didn't dress mine up all nice or anything.  
Not like this one!  But what a great gift one of these would have been! :) 


The ribbons on the bottom are great for when the little ones stop being as interested in eating and gives them something to focus on.  (Just remember the looped ribbons are patented and items created with those cannot be sold as it would be a violation.) 


Here's how to make one yourself!  

Materials
  • 1 Cloth Diaper (pre-folds work great!)
  • 9" square of cotton fabric or varied scraps
  • 20" Ribbon
  • Fusible web (optional)
  • Word Processor & Printer or, Scrap Paper & Pencil

1.  Type up the letters that you want.  Play around with fonts and sizes until you get the look you want for your monogramming.

OR, You can sketch your letters and cut them out of the paper...Or free-hand it!


2. Cut out the letters from the paper. 


3.  Trace the letters upside down onto the back of the fabric you chose for your monogram. 


4.  Cut the letters out of the fabric and then cut matching letters out of the fusible web.


5.  Following the instructions on your fusible web, iron the letters to the cloth diaper. 






7.  Measure and cut 4 pieces of ribbon down to 3 1/2".


Cut 3 more pieces to 1 3/4".


8.  Arrange the pieces of ribbon along the bottom of the burp cloth and sew on using a zig-zag stitch. 




9.  Turn the shorter pieces down and sew along the edge again.



10.  Create a loop with the longer pieces and sew to the back of the cloth. 




11.  Final step is to use fray block on all the edges of the appliquè and the ends of the ribbons.


12.  Wash and dry.  

Tada!





P.S.  Fabric choice brought you by the wonderful Sarah B designs!  Here is the spoonflower link: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/312233

2 comments:

Kim said...

These are so cute! I can't wait to make some for a baby shower I'm going to this month. Thank you for sharing your tutorial/pattern. Very generous and much appreciated.

SarahB said...

Love it Aubrey! :) So happy you like the fabric! :)

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