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Burp Cloth

Today is the day we are going to post a project.  In sewing this burp cloth we chose to do it in flannel.  We picked a fun pattern but you can do a plain as well or do one side in a print and one side in a plain.  This project is for anyone but a great one for a beginner sewer. 



For this project, we used the following:


1/3 yard of flannel

1/3 yard of batting  (We used a cotton batting.)




To begin, we cut our pieces to a 12" x 20" piece.  We did the flannel on the fold.



You will align each piece up together, flannel will be right side to right side and place the batting on the top.



Now sew your 5/8" seam.  We sewed along the longer edges and around each corner leaving a small opening.  Be sure to trim the corners so they are not too thick and trim your seam allowance.



Invert your piece so right sides are now out.



Next you will slip stitch the opening shut.




To give it a little different finish, we stitched approximately a 1/4" around all of it as this will help to keep the batting from slipping when being washed.



You now have a burp cloth ready to give as a gift. 



These make great baby gifts and are always welcomed by the new mother.  You can certainly make any changes that you wish.  You do not have to use a batting in the middle.  You would just sew the two pieces of flannel and leave it at that.  It's whatever you would like to do.  Have fun making these. 

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