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Re-use an old cotton sweater and make some wash cloths for the little ones.
This is a great project that gives an old cotton sweater new life. The wash cloths are lovely and soft...a perfect gift for a new baby.

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  • How to make a towel. Cotton Sweater To Baby Wash Cloth - Step 1
    Step 1

    To start off, I cut out squares from the sweater. I made them about 25cm (10") square. I used the ribbing from the bottom of the back piece on one of them. It adds a bit of texture to the finished cloth.

    Then cut squares from your flannelette, the same size as the sweater squares.

  • How to make a towel. Cotton Sweater To Baby Wash Cloth - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, overlocked/serge one raw edge of the sweater pieces. This will secure the knitting so that it doesn't come undone when turning the cloth the right way out.

    Pin a piece of flannelette to the sweater, right sides facing. I rounded off the corners with the rotary cutter.

    Stitch around the edge, leaving an opening about 5cm (2") for turning.

    Make sure the opening is on the side of the sweater that you stitched earlier. I overlocked/serged around the edge, but I think a wide zigzag would work too. You want to make sure the knitting is secure so that the cloth doesn't unravel over time.

  • How to make a towel. Cotton Sweater To Baby Wash Cloth - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn right side out and fold the edges of the opening in and pin shut.
    Topstitch around the edge, closing the opening as you go.

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