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Baby Burpies

And now for my second sewing project. Wow I’m on a roll here. I went to a baby shower the other day and made these cute little flannel burp cloths. These were very easy to make and the fabrics I found at the store were super adorable. I literally prepped and cut the fabric the night before the party, and sewed them together the following morning. Voila! Instant designer burpies. And since babies drool 24-7, your mom-to-be friend will be using these a lot. Sure she could use a towel to lop up her baby’s drool, but if she’s going to have to drape these over her shoulder all the time,  they might as well look cute, right?

So here’s what you need:
cute flannel fabric (prints and solids)
coordinating or contrasting thread
trace paper

As with any other sewing project, prewash and dry your fabric to prevent it from bunching up after the first wash. Iron out.

On trace paper, draw out your desired burpie size/shape (I did a simple 8X18 rectangle). Pin this over your fabric and cut.

Once you have all your pieces, pair them up and lay them together, right sides in. Secure with pins.

Sew around the fabric leaving about a ¼” seam allowance. Leave about a 2 inch opening for pulling the fabric inside out.

After sewing all your pieces together, pull them inside out and iron them flat.

To finish, sew all the way around the edges and close the opening. I used grey thread on the patterned side, and beige thread on the dark brown side.

And you’re done. Package with a pretty bow or place in a glass vase.

Easy breezy burpies!

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Adorable!!! I’ve been making burpies, too, and I love your design (and the fabrics!).

    May 30, 2012
  2. Easy, Breezy, Burpy… Cover Baby! Cute project 🙂

    February 28, 2012

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