Friday, January 22, 2010

Homemade Burp Cloth

I love seeing all the cute crafts many bloggers post on their blogs. I do not think I have ever posted any of my own handiwork. I think that is because I never do crafty things anymore. :( I LOVED crafts when I was young with time on my hands. However, the last few years have not been the season for this sort of thing for me. Well, I'm hoping that will change a little as my oldest daughter, Lauren, is now at an age where she is showing lots of interest in homemaking skills, sewing, crafts, etc. So, recently I found a little white table at the Goodwill store and brought out the sewing machine again. I thought if it is out it will be easier to get to, and we will be more prone to try some small projects. This week I did put my hand to a very small project, and I am so happy that I actually accomplished something. :) There is a baby shower for a mommy in our church, and I decided to fancy up a burp cloth. Here is a picture of the finished product, and below you can see the supplies I used to make it. I bought the cloth at Hancock's for $1.99. It was a little square, and I feel sure there is enough left to make two more of these little cloths. I also bought some other squares of fun prints for some more baby gifts. Also, while I am at it I will have to make a few for our own new baby due in July. :)


  1. I love it!I am impressed. I can't even sew on a button...but Timothy can. :)

  2. My mother in law made something similar for our third child by recycling some old mattress pads and putting a trim around them much like you are doing. They were awesome-great idea Ruth!
    Lori in Michigan