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JenniferB's home made burp cloths

Home Made Burp Cloth Instructions

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Supplies
1 piece diaper flannelette 28 inches wide by 18 inches long folded in half widthwise to make a 14x18 inch piece
3 pieces border fabric each 4 inches by 18 inches. Press under ½ inch seam on the top border piece
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1. Embroider design centered near the bottom, through the double thickness of the diaper flannellete.

2. Sew on the border strips. Right side strip first, then top and bottom. Press seams. Trim off excess from border strips.
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3. Fold burp in half lengthwise, right sides facing and sew down the length. Press seam. Leave the burp with right sides together.
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4. Fold so the design is centered on the front. There should be 4 inches on each side of the design center line. Sew along the bottom border band.
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5. Turn right sides out. Flatten and press. Match up the turned under top border edge and straight stitch to close. Sew along the top and bottom border bands through all layers to secure the tube.
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Instructions at SFF

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Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:25 am
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Post JenniferB's side banded burp cloths
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Finished - with optional top stitching

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These are 9 inches by around 20 inches when finished. 42 inch wide flannel isn't really 42 inches when the salvages are removed, or after it is washed. To make the most efficient cuts from the printed and from the white flannel, fold the fabric in half lengthwise, with salvages together. Cut the pieces across the width, so one width of folded printed fabric, cut will be both sides of the burp. (A fat quarter will make one burp, but measure the piece to make sure that you have at least a 15 inch by 20 inch piece). The lengths don't need to be perfectly exact for quick assembly.

Supplies:

9 inch x 21 inch thin cotton batting(quilt batting) or and extra piece of white flannel

9 inch by 21 inch white flannel

2 pieces 7 1/2 inch by 21 inch printed flannel

Step 1
Lay the white flannel, right side up, on top of the cotton batting. Line up one short end carefully, and don't worry if the other short end doesn't meet up. Smooth flat with your hand.

Mark a line 1 1/2 inches in from each long edge, on the right side up piece of flannel.

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Step2
Mark a 1/2 inch seam line on both long edges of the printed flannel. Place the printed flannel right side down along the seam line on the white flannel, carefully lining up the short straight edge. Stitch along the 1/2 inch seam line on the printed flannel. Use a 3.5 to 4 inch stitch length

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Fold the stitched printed piece right side out and smooth with your hand.
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Repeat for the other side.
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Now is a good time to do your embroidery. Place it on one end (the already even end is the best choice). Make sure to position it up far enough to include the 1/2 inch seam line at the bottom edge.

Step 3
Trim the uneven edge. On the wrong side, mark a line 3/4 inch in from the edge. Trim the batting..it works best if the batting is trimed right to the marked line. It removes the extra bulk for when the edge is turned under.

Fold the flannel to the trimmed edge and press. Unfold the edge for the next step..sewing the center seam.

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Step 4
Fold the piece in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew a 1/2 inch seam. Press the seam open.
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Step 5
Lay the piece batting side down. Line up the centre seam with the centre of the batting, and smooth flat with your hand. You now have an inside out version, with both ends open. If the batting extends beyond the lengthwise edges, trim it away, otherwise it will leave a bump on the edge.

Sew the unturned end shut, with a 1/2 inch seam. Trim the corners and press back the seams.
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Step 6
Turn the piece right side out. Smooth it flat with your hand. Turn under the open end, along the pressing line. Pin in several place.

Starting at the unopen end, Sew the tube together, "in the ditch" on the white flannel as close to the edge of the printed flannel as you can get. Use a 3.5 or 4 inch stitch. The stitches will sink into the flannel and batting, almost disappearing. Do this along both edges of the white flannel. This will hold the tube together during washing.

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Finishing.
Top stitch the open end closed. Optionally, top stitch around the whole piece.

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Fancy burp cloths from Martha Pullen. These have a scooped out area for the neck, and can be trimmed with lace or ric-rac

http://www.marthapullen.com/GOTM/2005/april05gift.html

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Post Re: Burp Cloths
Roxann makes her luscious burp cloths this way: Pictures with instruction captions are in her photobucket link

I posted some photos of the process I used to make the burps in this album with some notations under each photo. Click on each photo and find notes underneath. These finish about 7x23 1/2 inches.

Materials: Birdseye diaper cloth, Diaper flannel for liner, printed flannel or knit for backing...Preshrink everything!!! Other fabric options could be terrycloth, waffle weaves, other absorbent fabrics. Cutting each layer with the lengthwise grain running the length of the burp will be helpful.

Cut top and liner 8x20 inches...embroider as desired thru both layers with cutaway stabilizer.
Cut backing 8x29 inches...can be pieced for the cuff if needed.

Stitch both short ends of backing to embroidered piece...make tuck for faux binding end, stitch sides (leave an opening to turn), press, hand-stitch opening closed, topstitch to finish.

If you want to add some trim (lace, rick-rack, etc) stitch it on before stitching the side seams.
This method eliminates a lot of the bulk I was finding when adding a cuff after the burp was finished. Feel free to adapt sizes and fabrics to your needs and available materials...

http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r56/ ... struction/

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