Anyhow, I actually received a similar burp cloth set from a spouse in my husband’s squadron after my boys were born, and they quickly became one of the most useful baby gifts I received! It wasn’t long after I saw how great these cloths were, that I began saying ‘hey, I could make those!’
I really cannot say enough about how wonderful these cloths are – useful, fashionable, personal, durable and best of all, affordable! Although I would love for you to contact me about making them, they really are so simple to make yourself. Even the most novice sewer can pull it off!
All you need are some cloth diapers (size, quality and texture vary so you might have to do some research to find exactly what you are looking for), some fabric, thread and a sewing machine. I like to use 100% cotton, pre-fold, 4X6X4 ply, cloth diapers. You can find these on Ebay or any online cloth diaper distributor. Or, if you are in a rush and don’t have time to search the internet, Target and Walmart carry Gerber cloth diapers that are lighter weight, but work just as fine!
To assemble, simply cut your fabric slightly larger than the middle panel of the cloth diaper, fold the edges of the fabric in by 1/4¼ to 1/2½ inch. Place the fabric, right side up, on top of the middle panel of the cloth diaper and sew along the edge, all the way around. That’s it!
Here are some pics of the ones I made for my friend – I love the color scheme going on here -- I know these will make great gifts!