Ginger Snap Crafts: tutorial {adorable burp cloths}

tutorial {adorable burp cloths}

Soooo how was your weekend?
Wonderful I hope!  My husband is off today! 
Yay!  So our weekend continues!  :)

Today I'd LOVE to show you how
to make these {cute & easy} burp cloths.
Just letting you know I don't sew much! 
So if I can make these YOU can, too!

I made these for my sister.
She just had another little girl. :)
LOVE all the girly colors! 

You'll need:
cloth diapers
a sewing machine
sewing supplies (pins, needles, scissors)
Lay out your cloth diaper. (FYI:  I prewashed my diapers.)
Then you’ll measure two matching ribbons the same length.
Cut the ribbon a little longer than your diaper. (You can trim it later.)
Your ribbon will bunch just a little when you sew it,
so it’s good to have that extra length just in case you need it.

Pin your ribbon down along seams of your cloth diaper.
Then you'll sew your ribbon along the seams.
Just sew a straight line down one side of the ribbon.
Turn the corners & then sew back up the other side & around the corners.
Trim off any excess ribbon.  That’s it! :)

So easy & cute!

Before I gave them to my sister I added a bow & a gift tag.
She LOVED her adorable (& VERY useful) baby gift. :)

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  1. I love these...totally pinning them!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  2. These look adorable! Thanks for showing us how to make them!!

  3. Cute! I love the bright fun ribbon and the little tag you made.

  4. These would make the best gifts! I love them! And the ribbon you chose is perfect! Pinned this. :)

  5. Your name says it all...adorable!! And burp rags are so necessary to have on hand. My brother and his wife are due to have a I need to make some of these!!

  6. oh my goodness - so stinkin cute & EASY - what a great combo! You've just shared with me my new way of whipping up custom burpies - thank you!

  7. I just wanted to say that I pinned your burpcloths and no lie 30 seconds later my email is pinging like crazy with repins. I bet there were over 40 in 2 minutes! you did good!!!

  8. How cute!! I love how simple they are to make, but so colorful and useful <3

  9. Absolutely adorable! I love how simple and gorgeous!

  10. Hey Ginger, way to make something delightful like spit-up and little more fun. Very cute!

  11. Cute! I don't sew, but straight lines shouldn't be too hard right?!? :D

  12. Those are so cute! What a great little gift and nice to have on hand.

  13. I only know a little bit about sewing & made one of these this morning! So cute & so easy!! Thank you for posting this!!

  14. Maybe I'm just too new to the baby sewing department, but I don't understand it being a cloth diaper part. Is that a normal thing to sew to use for a burp cloth? Is it a one-size deal? Ha ha, sorry these are adorable I just want to make the right thing! :)

  15. Yes, I always used cloth diapers as burp rags. :) The ones I always used are the Gerber brand. They are really thick & they work great for burp clothes. You can find them at Walmart in the baby department. Let me know if you make some!

  16. These turned out so cute! And I love the tutorial... I feel like I could totally make them! Pinned!

  17. These are adorable Ginger! One of these days I am going to learn how to sew :)

  18. I'm with Trish! I totally need to learn to sew. These are adorable, Ginger!

  19. These are really cute! I have so much ribbon in my stash and this is perfect!

  20. What is the best width of ribbon to use?

  21. What brand diaper did you use? I love the look of your burp cloths but I can't find a quality diaper

  22. These look great. Another idea is to make the cloth (diaper part) yourself out of a plain or striped/dotted flannel. Great idea for a gift!

  23. Thank you for the tutorial. I love the idea of the burp cloths really cute.

    Gretta Hewson
    Apollo Seattle Luxury Architecture


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