As you know, I am somewhat of a novice at sewing. Meaning, all I can really do thus far is sew a straight line. I am, however, excited to start testing my limits this fall/winter and give a little more detail to some of my sewing projects. But first, I have to share these super easy burp rags I made for my sister-in-law who is due at the end of November. My mom is the one who showed me these and they are really fun to make because I know they will get a lot of good use out of them.
I whipped these two out in about 30 minutes the other day. I love the fabrics I found for both of them. Quick note: you can find pre-cut quarters at most fabric stores. I found my at JoAnn’s and they are the perfect size for these burp rags. Five total usually come in a bundle that are within the same color scheme like the ones I used below.
I paired the orange fabrics together, one with monkey’s and the other with stars. The other fabric had green stripes and multi-color circles. I paired the ones with corresponding colors.
To begin, take your first pair of fabric and lay them out as if you were sewing a pillow, where the fabric is inside out. You can, if you choose, use pins to hold the fabric in place as you sew or just free hand it as you go.
Sew all four sides leaving about an inch to an inch and a half open so you can flip in right side out.
The go ahead and flip it inside out like so, then use a pencil to go along the seam from the inside and push it out as well as all four corners.
Then, either by hand or using your sewing machine, sew up the last little opening.
Then use your iron to get out any creases. Last I sewed some rick rack to add a little detail to the front of the burp rag.
And your are done! See, pretty easy, huh?