Tuesday, January 12, 2021

All About Babies.

As well as knitting baby layettes and soft toys to donate, we are also donating burp cloths for organisations to add to their baby packs for disadvantaged mums. 
These 2 little rascals will have a little sister in April and we are thrilled that we will be able to welcome our first granddaughter then. One of Stephanie's childhood friends is also expecting her first child, a girl as well, in February so I spent this afternoon making some burp cloths for both of them. I made these for the boys and they are great for cleaning up feeding spills and make great gifts for babyshowers.

I buy and cut up thin towels for these as thicker towelling  is harder to stitch neatly.  I cut towelling and flannelette (in kid's prints) 9 x 18 inches then trim the corners using a plate to round them. Then stitch around the pieces with right sides facing and leaving a gap of about 3 inches to turn them right side out. Press out the seams neatly and then top stitch around the edges, closing the 3 inch opening at the same time.

Then stitch across the cloth about 5.75 inches in from each end to make it easy to fold them into 3.

I stitched 10 this afternoon and prepared another 16 ready to stitch so I will stitch them when I have a few minutes spare. I can get 5 from each towel and then piece the leftovers to make more and use up the scraps so they aren't expensive to make and new mums we donate them to will love to have some new items for their precious newborns.
Hugs, Jan Mac 



Maria said...

Congratulations to your DD and hubby... how nice for the boys to have a little sister.....
I think ther could be lots of babies after lockdown.. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
The burps clothes look like a great idea . I’ll check to see if I have some towels.....

Linda said...

Congratulations on your expected granddaughter. How lovely to have another grandchild. The burp cloths look very useful.