Two of my closest friends are pregnant with their second or third babies right now. We've been through so much together, its like they're sisters. I wanted to do something really special for these friends. I found a tutorial on-line for handmade burp cloths using cloth diapers. I had to make them!
I went to Target and bought the Gerber cloth diapers. The tri-fold ones are the best. Then I went to the fabric store and picked out ribbon and fabric. I was in heaven choosing girlie fabric, my life is filled with trains, airplanes, robots, sports, and karate monkeys (more on the monkeys very soon!)
The tri-fold diapers have a panel down the middle. I measured the fabric to cover the panel. I ironed a 1/4 inch seam one all 4 sides.
|Turn and iron fabric|
Next, pin fabric and ribbon (rights sides facing out) I forgot to take a picture of this step, sorry!
Sew around pressed and pinned sides, turning ribbon under at the end.
Here's the finished project:
Today, I was at a baby store with the friend I made these for and we saw some where the diapers were died some beautiful colors. For my other friend, due in February, I think I will try that! She's having a boy, so it's back to trains, dinosaurs, robots, and spaceships in the boy section again!
Have you done anything clever for friends' 2nd or 3rd baby?