Saturday, March 10, 2012

burp clothes tutorial

You will need:  

1.  Gerber pre-folded 6-ply cloth diapers from Target, 10 pack.  
I have seen a 3 ply and a 4 ply, but I prefer the thickest diaper.

2.  Your favorite flannels.  Cotton fabric works but flannel is softer to the skin, and absorbs more.

Pre-wash cloth diapers.  Make sure they're fully dry, they shrink quite a bit.
Either pre-wash flannel fabric or iron with lots of steam (lazy method).  Cut rectangle 19x6 inches from flannel.  These diapers tend to vary in size, so make sure the 19 inches gives you about an inch extra on the length of the diaper.

Press sides of flannel under 1/2" on 3 sides, leaving 1 end unpressed (*see note below).

Center flannel on diaper as aposed to directly over the padded section (which isn't always exactly centered).  After pinning, hold the diaper up to make sure you like the placement of the flannel.  

*It makes it easier to leave 1 end unpressed and to sew that end down last.  From the picture above, start sewing on the right just below your "unpressed"edge.  Sew 1/8" from edge down the length of the diaper, around both corners and back up.  

When you're a couple inches from the top, stop and turn under and pin the last edge (if your put your needle down and lift your presser foot, you can pivot the diaper to finish pinning.  You'll get your flannel closer to the edge that way. 
ok . . . call me OCD.

play quilt


  1. Great tutorial! Thanks for the flannel recommendation.

  2. Looks like someone is getting ready for two very special arrivals. :)


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