Saturday, February 4, 2012

Burps Happen… Calico & Denim

If you have little ones in your life, you know how sticky life can get.  Here’s a burp cloth that makes clean up a little cuter. 
Oh, yeah!  It’s something to be happy about!  
You’ll need:
Calico scraps measuring 4 inches by 24 inches
A small scrap of denim
Applique’ pattern
Thread that matches or contrasts the calico and the burp cloth
Scissors, rule

Begin with a Custom Dyed Burp Cloth.  For this particular project, I am using Rit dye color Petal Pink.  The next photo shows Petal Pink, and Wine dyed burp cloths along with one that is still white.  
I’m just using up scraps.  I had a couple of calico pieces measuring 4 inches by 12 inches. 
I sewed them into one long strip, folded the strip in half with right sides facing and sewed the long side forming a long tube of fabric. 
Turn the tube right side out. 
I apologize.  For some reason, I skipped some photos.  ??  Have you ever had a day like that?
Once the tube is right side out.  Press it flat with the seam as centered as possible.  Using the longest stitch on your machine sew down the center of the long tube.  Tie off one end of the threads.  Gently tug on the bobbin thread at the other end to gather the fabric until the calico is the same width as the cloth diaper.  Stitch in place. 
Choose an applique’ pattern that suits your fancy.  I went with a simple bird from Fave Crafts .
I added his eye and his wing. 
Then stitched him in place. 
How sweet!  Tweet!  Tweet! 

Any of life’s lil messes will be cleaned up super quick and super cute!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing our latest messy adventure!   

;-)  -Marci


  1. Hi, Veronica! Thanks for stopping by! Chubby Fashionista is actually our granddaughter. I completely agree that she is adorable! ;-) -Marci

  2. Cute-if you must clean up spit-up, you should do it w/ something pretty.

  3. So cute! The project and the baby. :)

  4. Hi, Farmgirl Susan! Thank you for the compliment! It's so much fun to create for the ones I love! Please come again soon! ;-) -Marci

  5. This is sooo adorable.. what a great way to jazz up a plain old burp cloth.. p.s. I just adore the big flower headband!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to seew hat you share next!

  6. This caught my eye at Your Whims Wednesday! Now how is it that I missed this post??!! These are so cute and would make perfect shower gifts! So pretty for a burp cloth!

  7. So pretty! Thanks for sharing on We Made That, this makes me want my girls to be little again!

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  9. This is so super sweet!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The Friday Baby Shower - Alice x

  10. oh wow how cute. My eldest grandson uses these for his comfort blankie called Noo Noo just like his daddy , i want to adapt one for him so he can identify his and not his baby brothers with puke on .it makes me feel sick .


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