Published February 7, 2008
Tags: burp cloths, sewing
i sewed a matching nursing cover/burp cloth set yesterday, for a girl in philadelphia. at first, i was a little wary of the fabric she chose. but when i was done i loved it.
maybe because i’ve been stashing it in my toxic-waste green, baby cradle. it almost makes me want to do my whole nursery in pepto-bismol pink and sewer sledge green. it’s just lovely. i hope i have a girl.
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i sewed some changing pads and burp cloths for baby shower presents. (for baby neve and baby evan.)
measure your fabric at 10″x18″ and sew the two bits together with a half inch seam allowance. that should get you the appropriate size. the only problem is that it is hard to find velour terry. normal terry seems a bit rough. those babies are going to have to tough it up.
i made a matching nursing cover for the blue set while i was at it. next i want to try my hand at some reversible bibs.
(by the way, this is another example of wrapping with trash. i never throw anything away. the flower is the label off a vera bradley purse [that i saved from last christmas] and the peach tag is the paint sample for a potential living room color. everyone should have a box of salvaged goodies to root in. “hooray, a laminated lady bug and the instructions for a vintage, collapsible suitcase!” you never know, it might be handy.)