So I’ve come to a point in life where lots of people I know are popping out babies! (That’s what happens as the big 3-0 arrives I guess! 🤣).
It was a very pleasant afternoon of tea, cake and oo-ing and ah-ing over everyone handmade gifts!
I had considered crocheting a toy or something but after meeting lots of babies recently I realised that all they want or need are cloths. Plain old muslin cloths. Perfect for wiping drool and for tiny baby hands to grab onto. I thought I’d go for practicality with my gift and made a stack of baby burping cloths!
These are super easy and quick to whip up and make for a great gift for expectant mothers. All you need is a couple of fat quarters of some quilting cotton (any cotton would do but quilting cottons will come in the best colours and prints) and an absorbent cloth for the other side.
I used 2 different quilting cottons in somewhat matching colourways and a terrycloth for the backing.
(Note the buttons fabric – I had to get something sewing related in there! 🤣)
You can make these cloths any size but I made them in a way to get the most out of the fabric and made two cloths from each fat quarter.
You just need a large rectangle – I made mine 50cm x 56cm – of both the cotton and the terrycloth.
With these right sides together stitch along the edge leaving an opening of around 10cm.
Reach into the opening to turn the cloth right side out and use a stick/ point turner/ knitting needle to push out the corners.
Topstitch along the edge of the cloth to close the opening. I also topstitched at 1/3 intervals along the width of the cloth to keep the two pieces of fabric securely together.
I sewed in a little tab of cotton tape into the side of the cloth as well which I thought could be useful if they needed to be hung or for the baby to grab hold onto!
The good thing about these is that in the long run, once the baby no longer needs them, they can be used a general cleaning cloths too so there should be plenty of use out of these!
These are a great simple make that’s perfect for personalising baby’s everyday essentials. I love the idea of picking out prints, patterns and colours that work together to make everything more fun!
(Annoyingly I’d wrapped them all up nicely before I remembered to take photos!)