Jul 13, 2014

Bib and Burp Cloth Set

Another grandbaby is coming in a few months, and I am sewing a few things for him. When his big brother came along almost two years ago, I sewed several burp cloths made from cloth diapers (I'm sure you've seen ones like them all over Pinterest). They were his mom's favorite ones to have handy- bigger and more absorbent than many of the others she had tried.

This time, I added a matching bib to one of the burp cloths. I love the way it turned out, and I thought you might like to see it, too.

I found the bib pattern at Haberdasheryfun.com, and the template for the tie at Freetimefrolics.com. Both are free printables. Thank you, ladies!

Wash and dry your fabric and diapers- you want everything to shrink now, not after. Make the bib according to the directions at Haberdashery.com (I used flannel front and back), then cut out a tie shape from a contrasting color. You can sew it to the bib like Freetimefrolics sewed hers (hemming the edges and attaching with a straight stitch), or I attached my tie with a small zigzag stitch around all the raw edges.

For the burp cloth:
You'll need prefolded cloth diapers and flannel fabric. Wash and dry all.

  1. Cut a long rectangle of flannel, 4 and 3/4" by 18 and 1/2". 
  2. Press under 1/4" on all sides. 
  3. For the applique (in this case, a dump truck!): Cut a 2 and 1/2" by 2 and 3/4" piece of flannel and sew it on to one end of the long flannel rectangle, stitching around all sides of the raw edges of the applique with a small zigzag stitch. (You could make this applique any size or shape or color you want. I have done squares, circles, hearts, and even owl shapes).
  4. Center the flannel rectangle, right side up, onto the middle of the diaper. Cloth diapers tend to vary a little around the edges, so you may have to fold the short ends of the rectangle under a little more. Stitch around all edges of the flannel rectangle with a small zigzag stitch. You can do this without a walking foot, but it goes more easily and smoothly with a walking foot. 
Once you start making these, you can't stop :)

Bib and Burp Cloth Set may have been taken to some of these fun parties.

Bib and Burp Cloth Set was featured at Threading my Way~
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  1. Love these…I just got the idea to make these from my sister.…thanks for the pattern ideas! My daughter is expecting her 5th boy and these would be perfect :)

  2. Aww, huge congrats on another grandson arriving soon and love the bib and burp cloth set you made for him. Absolutely adorable :)

  3. Congrats, Joy! So happy to hear you have another grandson on the way!

  4. This little set is truly adorable. How fun to have a grandson on the way. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations on your new grandson! These gifts are going to be treasured by the family. I love things made for babies from soft fabric. When my first daughter was born, a friend made her a simple block and tied quilt from flannel. That became our favorite wrap because of its cuddle-ness! More expensive quilts never became competitors! I saved that one and gave it to her when her first child was born.

  6. Those are so cute! I sure wish we had a new little baby coming our way! Enjoy!!!

  7. These are so adorable! Joy. Congratulations on your new Grandbaby!

  8. I love these--especially the tie bib! So cute! Thanks for sharing your talents, and congratulations on your new grandson!

  9. Sewing is not my strong point at all. But I wish it was then I could be this creative! These are super cute!!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

  10. I love that it is a tie! Thanks for the tutorial.

  11. Joy,
    When do you have time to do all of this? You are amazing! The tie bib is adorable. One of the cutest bibs I have ever seen.
    Blessings and have a wonderful week!
    Diane Roark

  12. So cute Joy! Love the little tie. I have a baby shower in Aug. and it is going to be a boy. I am pinning. Now wonder if I will ever find the time to make one. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    p.s. I've made your banana bread last week and again this week. It's a big hit!

  13. These are so cute!
    Come link up with me today!

  14. This is just too cute! Pinning! Thanks for linking up at the Pretty Pintastic Party!

  15. Squeeee! Another grandbaby! Congrats to you Grandma Joy :-) The sets are just adorable! Thank you for sharing your talents at the party this week! I will be featuring this post on my Facebook page today and have pinned it to the You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest!

  16. How adorable and so fun and practical too.
    Thanks Joy for sharing your sewing projects with us at Project Inspire{d}!
    Congrats too on the upcoming birth of another baby grand!

  17. The soft flannel fabric you've chosen is perfect for bibs and burp cloths - it's absorbent, looks great and won't scratch. Congrats on your soon to be little grandbaby, Joy!!!

    1. Hi Joy, I've featured your baby set today...

  18. This is such a cute idea! Congratulations on your new Grandbaby!
    Pinned to my Baby Gift board.

  19. Super cute! love it. Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. I hope we get to see you tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  20. Oh my goodness!! That set is so cute! Congrats Grandma!! :-)
    Thanks for linking this up at the Bloggers Brags Party!

  21. Thank you so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday linky party last week. We hope to see you again this week. http://3glol.net/2014/07/21/teach-tuesday-13/

    Have a wonderful week!!

  22. Congrats on the grand baby on the way! I just found out that one of my daughters is expecting again. I know more sewing is on my to do list now. Great projects! Thanks for sharing them at the party @DearCreatives Theresa

  23. Beautiful bibs!!! Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  24. Thanks so much for joining the Say G’Day Linky Party. We have pinned your post to the Say G’Day Saturday board! Hope you can join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  25. These are just precious! The fabric you used is perfect for a baby boy and that tie is awesome. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. Have a great week!
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  26. This is so cute and perfect for a little one!


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