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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Burp Cloths

 First, let me start with a warning!  These are not the best photos. 
My camera is broken and I had to use my cell phone for these photos.  :)
I was invited to a baby shower but, *sigh*, I could not give the cute kimono and booties
because the mother to be is expecting a boy.
So I quickly sewed up a couple burp cloths and included a gift card for a nice little, last-minute gift.

I used kraft packaging paper for the gift 'envelope' by cutting it double the length,
then I folded it and sewed a straight stitch up the sides.
I then secured the two burp cloths together using a die cut strip of paper.
Then I clipped the gift card to it and tucked all of them inside the gift envelope.
The sweet deer tag was a free download from here. I'm not sure it is still available.
 I've never made burp cloths before
They are so straight forward and easy.
I sewed these in less than 30 minutes.
Having never made them before, and wanting to be sure my gift
did not fall apart in the first washing, I made an extra one to test.
Here it is after washing it in warm water
and drying it on the normal dry cycle.
I used white chenille on one side and a flannel print on the other side.
I must say, after the warm bath and dry cycle, this burp cloth
ended up soft as a baby's behind.          :)
Here's a picture of the chenille side:
Now if you are in the market for such items as these,
there are a number of tutorials online.
Just search chenille burp cloths.
They are all pretty much the same.