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These easy sew gift ideas focus on useful, quality, practical, affordable and sustainable gifts for baby along with some really cute fabric selections!
Today I would like to talk about how to make easy, sustainable and environmentally friendly bum wipes that can also double as spit up wipes and burp cloths with very few dollars involved!
I have to credit this idea to my sister-in-law Rosemary along with my niece Annette who gave me a great idea on how to use them.
Flannel Bum Wipes
The above wipes according to my niece and from my recent personal experience with my grandson, eliminate the need to purchase as many store boughten diaper wipes. Diaper wipes end up in a landfill and do not break down easily. These wipes work effectively to moisturize baby's bottom naturally with one to two spritz's of water and a slather of coconut oil and a soiled bottom is wiped away easily.
*However, you may still want some disposable wipes for travelling, so you are not carrying around unnecessary laundry.
You will need:
Several 10 x 10" of Flannel Fabric (pre washed) -I made 48 for my daughter = 12 per meter (4 meters needed)
A serger to serge edges or hem all edges (the serger is easy and works great)
Neutral thread for Serger or sewing machine to match all fabric (cream, white or grey)
A sprayer bottle-filled with water
A large jar of coconut oil
Cut out many 10 x 10" Squares of flannel- you determine the number (12 per yard or meter)
Serge all 4 edges of the squares or zigzag, turn under and top stitch.
Press with an iron when they are completed
It's that simple!
Suggestion: Kit up the wipes in a stack with a jar of coconut oil and a spritzer bottle with clear basket wrap and place a pretty ribbon around it for a lovely gift for those environmentally, all natural moms you know.
My daughter has also found them very useful spit up and burp wipes, so even if they don't get used for baby's bottom, these are very useful!
Mom's will thank you for this great gift !
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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