I love making handmade gifts and these are a great choice for beginner sewers like me. They are very easy to sew together, the hardest part was cutting the pieces perfectly straight after I prewashed the fabric since it lost its shape during the washing/drying. I think it is important to prewash fabric though for projects like these burp clothes. I used Amy Butler fabric (gorgeous!) on one side and white chenille fabric for the other side. The chenille got super soft after I prewashed it, but beware, it sheds everywhere!
First, you will need two pieces of fabric the same size. I used cotton for one side and chenille for the other. These were 9 by 14 inches.
I used a rotary cutter and mat to cut the fabric.
Pin right sides together.
Make sure you mark a 2-3 inch spot to leave unsewn for the opening.
Sew together, leaving the marked spot unsewn.
Pull the fabric through the opening so the rights sides of the fabric are showing and press. Fold the ends of the opening in, press, and close with a blind stitch. The chenille fabric is thick and will help to hide your stitches if you are not very good at the blind stitch like me.
Press them again once you close the opening to help give them a finished look.
These fabrics are from Amy Butler's Midwest Modern II line. I really love that these are sophisticated and modern and not baby cutesy.
I rolled the burp cloths and tied a ribbon around each one with a tag (made with scrapbooking paper, scalloped circle cutter, letter stickers and a hole punch).
They look nice in a little basket and really are the perfect baby gift!