DIY Burp cloths from Receiving Blankets!

DIY Burp cloths from Receiving Blankets!

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As many of you know already, I am due with a baby any time now! We are exactly a month away from him making his grand arrival! I have recently picked up sewing baby items like wipes, burp cloths, clothes, etc.  It has been so much fun learning all the new techniques I didn’t know.  So I’m going to show you today how to make your own DIY burp cloths!

I love making old things into something new!  I made a set of burp cloths out of an old receiving blanket I picked up at the thrift store and left over flannel my MIL gave me.  They were a perfect match.  I will probably make a set of matching wipes to go with them. Flannel is the perfect absorbent material for this type of project, and it’s so easy to work with!

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This project is super easy!  All you need is two layers of flannel fabric from old materials. If you don’t have flannel, old towels and pillowcases would do the trick! There are all kinds of goodies already in your house if you look hard enough!

I didn’t use a pattern, I just cut out a shape from both fabrics.

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Put the pretty sides together, and sew! I just use a regular straight stitch for this.

Leave a little gap, and pull out the right sides of your fabric.

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I recommend you iron it to make everything pretty and even.  I didn’t, but for my purposes, I really didn’t need to.

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Sew on a top stitch and close the little hole you left open.  That’s it!

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The longest part of this is cutting everything out.

Go scour the thrift shops for something fun to upcycle! You would be surprised what you can find there. Little hidden treasures all over the place.

Have you also looked at my DIY farmhouse style napkins?  They are a really great project to start your journey in using less paper products!  And, like this project, they are SUPER easy!

Here’s a nice pin for your DIY pinterest board. 🙂



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