One thing every new mother, whether she is new for the first time or new for the fifth time, needs is burp cloths. One thing almost every crafter has is scrap material. This is an easy tutorial turning your pile of scrap material into great timeless gifts for the expecting mom in your life.
Using a pre-fold cloth diaper (which you can buy in large packs at Wal-Mart or Target) and your scrap pile, you can make quite a few of these in a small amount of time. I recommend using the assembly line method. Do all of step one, all of step two, etc at the same time.
First, make sure that your scrap is going to fit down the middle strip of the pre-fold.
Fold all the corners under and pin securely in place.
Sew along all four sides. I personally like and prefer the zigzag stitch, but any stitch will work.
Stand back and admire your great, one of a kind gift. Tie together with ribbon or baker’s twine and give as a gift (or keep for yourself).
Some other ideas to make your gift one of a kind:
- Hand dye your pre-fold. There are so many different colors of dyes to choose from. You can get a cloth dye at Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby.
- Monogram the child’s name or initials on the scrap material before sewing down.
- If you have a plain print or solid scrap, embroider something on it. Shops like Sublime Stitching have very modern patterns to choose from.