June 7, 2010

Frayed BurpCloth

I've made burpcloths for years - such a cute baby gift, and so easy.  Recently I've changed my style to the frayed edge - it's a trendy look, but I like it.  You can probably figure out how to make these on your own, but here's a quick tutorial on how to make a frayed edge burpcloth.

You'll need:
2 pieces of fabric (I use baby flannel) size 9 inches by 18 inches
Sewing Equipment

If you want a monogram or other decoration, sew that on first.  Mongorams are cute and can be easily done without an embroidery machine - just use iron-on heat-n-bond, cut out a letter, fuse it to your fabric, then zigzag tight around the egde.
To assemble the burpcloth, first stack your material with WRONG SIDES TOGETHER - this goes against what you know about sewing! (Usually it's always right sides together)
Now, if you want extra shape, you can do this next step - it you want to keep it sqauare, skip this step.  With the stack of 2 pieces, fold in half and cut like picture - come in towards the fold and round the corners near the raw edge.
Open back up and sew together along edge with a generous 5/8 inch seam as shown:
Then grab your scissors and cut perpendicular to your stitch line.  Make cuts about 1/4 to 1/2 in apart (I just eyeball it).  Be sure not to cut where you sewed.  This is the most time-consuming part of this whole project, and once you get going it doesn't take that long.
Then throw it in the wash and do a rinse cycle and then dry it in the dryer.  This will rough up the edges.  And voila, done - you can wow the mother-to-be with your amazing skills.

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

20 Fabulous Comments:

OMGosh, I love the frayed look. I need to make these for my new grandbaby. Thanks for the tut.

Very cute. I just made my little guy a frayed bib, just for kicks, and love how easy it is to just sew up the flannel and snip. If I was going to do much I'd get the special scissors, though, it's a bit hard on my hands.

Very nice! I have some flannel fabric I am saving and I just can't make up my mind what to do with it!!!

Super cute!!! I love the frayed edges!

Love the frayed look for the edges!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:

these are adorable! Gonna make a bunch for my soon to be born baby niece Ailie (I-lee) Mae!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Love that giraffe fabric....way too cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Super cute! I just made a bunch of burp cloths...wish I had seen this earlier. Stopping by from Hoo's Got Talent.
-Mama E

How darling! I love the fabric you used! I also love burp clothes and cute handmade baby gifts! Thanks so much for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

I have made rag quilts, and I've never thought to do burp cloths this way. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Very nice! Love the fabric choice!

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OOHH! I am going to copycat you! These are adorable. I used to trim mine with eyelet, when I could get it 3 yards for $1. Then, I changed to a simple rounded pattern, no trim. I am ready to jump on the fringe bandwagon. Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea. I can hardly wait until someone has a baby!

How adorable! When my friend decides to have another baby, I'm definitely copying these!

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Very cute. I love giving handmade items to new moms. They always end up being treasured items :)

I just made 2 of these yesterday. I made one rectangle and then I rounded the corners of the other one. Love how they came out. I used minky for one side and flannel for the other. :)

So cute! Thanks for sharing! I posted this on my blog! www.craftingiscontagious.blogspot.com

So very cute! I usually use colored prefolds but I really like these frayed burp cloths.

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