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Burp cloths are a necessity when the baby is on the scene! I know years ago we used towels, flannels diapers, old rags and anything we can get our hands on to burp baby. As they say "necessity was the mother of invention". OMG I think I just aged myself but be assured I am one active, happening Grammie!!
Why not use beautiful fabric now? As most sewists' and quilters know, there is so much beautiful cotton fabric out there. Also, if you are giving someone a baby gift, why not make it pretty with gorgeous fabric and make it so it suits it's purpose? These shoulder burp cloths do just that as they have a cut out contour designed for the shoulder so that it sits nicely while holding baby. My oldest daughter Katie and new mommy to Eli is the model for my shoulder burp cloths below:
The Shoulder Burp Cloth
Tutorial to Make Shoulder Burp Cloths
What you will need:
To make one:
Free Pattern Download for this website, get it here
or go to shop tab above and to free patterns to download
10" x 18" piece of 100% cotton fabric (front)
10" x 18" piece of flannel (recommended) or towelling fabric (back)
Thread to match
How to make it:
Use a 1/4" seam allowance
Using the Free pattern download, cut one from cotton (front), cut one from flannel or towelling (back)
Place front and back right sides together and pin
Sew around leaving a 2" opening in the shoulder arc for turning
Remove pins as you sew
Clip curves close to seam line prior to turning to the right side
Use a "purple thang" or turning tool to turn to the right side and press
Sew your 2" opening closed by hand with a slip stitch
Top stitch all around the burp cloth approximately 1/4"-1/2" from the edge
You are done, admire your efforts and make more , these are a cinch to make!
I hope you enjoyed and can make use of this tutorial, they are so practical for my daughter and Eli of course.
Make some today to put away as baby gifts for the new moms in your life!
Happy Wednesday! 😊
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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