This isn’t some ingenious idea or anything super fancy to make. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s cheap, but it makes a really great baby gift and they are very handy to have around. Especially if you have a very spitty baby like I do.
It’s a burp cloth made simply by sewing fabric onto a cloth diaper. Like I said, very easy to make, but look how cute that looks all packaged up and ready to give as a gift!
All you need are some basic cloth diapers. I get mine at Target usually. I believe they come in a 12 pack and cost around $11.
Important: Prewash the diaper first because they will shrink. Then iron them nice and flat again.
I usually leave about 3 or 4 inches of the white diaper showing on either side of the fabric with the fabric centered down the middle of the diaper. Like this:
Now you need a piece of cute fabric to fit the diaper. Make it about an inch longer than the diaper and about an inch wider than you want it to be when you are done. Measurements of your fabric should be about 19″ x 8″ but it varies a little depending on the diapers you buy.
Pin the fabric to the diaper so that it is centered from side to side and matches up with the end of the diaper the long way. Then, start in one corner and sew a basic rectangle all the way around.
You can also add some ribbon or ric-rac embellishment to make it extra fun:
I like to do 2-3 in a matching set. Tie it with a cute ribbon and bam! You have an adorable baby gift.
Or, I am thinking of pairing these with my new Diaper and Wipe Carrier and making it a set. That would be cute wouldn’t it?
Each one costs just a little over $1, so a set of 3 will cost less than $5.