I've made a discovery, y'all: sewing for babies is incredibly fun. Mostly because there are so many quick and easy projects to make. I love instant crafting gratification. Naturally, I now have a baby sewing list a mile long, but I've been making pretty good progress in ticking things off.
First up: burp cloths. And even though I'm sure there are already a dozen burp cloth tutorials out there, I'm going to show you how I made mine.
- prefold cloth diapers (I used these from diaper burp cloths from Gerber)
- cotton fabric, at least 17" x 4.5" (fat quarters would probably work well for this project, but I had regular 1/4 yard cuts)
Note: this is one project you don't want to skip the prewash. Prefold diapers shrink up quite a bit.
2. Press under 1/2" on all sides. You can use a smaller seam allowance if you want, but I find 1/4" to be way too fiddly.
4. Topstitch all the way around, as close to the edge as possible. I did make one burp cloth with a double row of stitching (the second was 1/4" in from the edge of the fabric), but I think I like this way better.