"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Monday, April 18, 2011

Baby Bibs and Burp Cloths

A week or so ago, back when we were in the midst of April challenge sewing, my daughter and I whipped out some bibs and burp cloths for the new babies coming to our family this summer. My sister is expecting a girl and we are expecting a boy, so the sewing has been a lot of fun because we get to sew both blue and pink. Gotta love that! Her little girl is their first child, and our boy is number five. We just sent a package of goodies to her and were waiting to hear that she had received them before posting the projects here. Sounds like they were excited and loved the goodies ;)

We were able to make 8 bibs and 8 burp cloths for her and 8 burp cloths for us. I only had a yard of the boy fabric, and we didn't really need bibs anyway. (I hadn't put the snaps on the bibs yet when I took the pictures. Snaps are MUCH better for bibs than velcro because they last forever and don't fray.)

For her burp cloths, I sandwiched two pieces of flannel around a piece of white felt (it was what I had on hand) for some padding. My 18 year old daughter did all the cutting for me, so I got the easy part of just stitching them up.

After they were stitched, I cut the excess felt out of the center.

Then my daughter fringed the edges.

We thought the fringe suited the girl fabric more than the boy, so instead of fringing, we sewed the boy burp cloths inside out, then turned and top stitched them for a more finished edge. I didn't use any felt in these because it would have been too bulky, and after having made the girl ones, I didn't feel that it was necessary. It really didn't matter either way.

Here they are side by side. I think they're both pretty cute. I did stitch all the way around, and then across the middle so the fabric won't shift. It also helps it to bend at the halfway point when you put it over your shoulder. So, that's one more baby project out of the way! I'm not sure what else I'm going to make. I'm kind of winging it now. The only thing I still have planned is a diaper bag, and I'm hoping to get a chance to work on that sometime this week.

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