Thursday, August 09, 2012

Ruffled Burp Cloth Pattern & Tutorial


Last month was such a busy month for me, but I'm finally getting around to publishing my "Ruffled Burp Cloth" Tutorial. This burp cloth is the perfect compliment to my "Ruffled Bib" pattern and my "Maggie the Taggie Owl" pattern. These three items would make a wonderful baby shower gift for a new mother-to-be!




Materials:
1 - Front pattern piece from 100% cotton fabric
1 - Back pattern piece from 100% cotton, terry cloth or flannel fabric
2 - Strips of 100% cotton fabric 2" x 45" for ruffle
1 - Interfacing from 100% cotton quilt batting -- I recommend "Warm & Natural"

Seam allowance 1/2"

To cut the strips of fabric for the ruffle, simply use a rotary cutter (or yardstick and scissors) and cut two strips of fabric 2" wide and the width of your fabric. (see photo below)


The photo below shows the pattern pieces ready to be sewn...


The Ruffle

1. Sew short ends of one ruffle strip to the short ends of the other ruffle strip - right sides together - to make a continuous circle of fabric. Press seams open.


2. Fold ruffle in half lengthwise and press. There are several ways to distribute the ruffle evenly around the burp cloth. The following is just one of those ways... I distribute the ruffle equally around the front burp cloth pattern piece by dividing the ruffle in quarters and then eighths and pinning it to the front piece. Make sure the fold of the ruffle is toward the center of the burp cloth. (I continue dividing the ruffle up in that manner all around the front pattern piece.)


3. I work with 1/4 of the ruffle at a time and distribute it evenly along the edge of a quarter of the front piece. (see below)


4. Then I sew the ruffle to the front piece 1/8" from the edge to tack it in place.


5. Continue pinning and sewing the ruffle to the front piece in quarter sections until complete...


Attaching Front to Back

6. Now we are going to make a tasty little fabric sandwich with three layers of fabric. First lay the quilt batting piece down. Next, lay the burp cloth front right side up on top of the batting. Finally, lay the burp cloth back right side down on top of the other two pieces. Pin. Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance all the way around the burp cloth leaving a 3" opening on one side of the burp cloth.

7. Trim seams around entire burp cloth to 1/8" -- except at the 3" opening.

8. Pull the burp cloth right side out through the opening and press. Slip-stitch the opening shut by hand. Press again and you're done!


If you'd like the pattern to make a Ruffled Burp Cloth for a little bundle of joy in your life,
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My email address is:
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Also,go to these blog posts for additional items to combine with these burp cloths:


32 comments:

Southern Gal said...

I really like the ruffled burp cloth to go along with the bib. Nice job!

Dianna F said...

Darling! Can't wait to get started!

{northern cottage} said...

how darling - and great tutorial - thanks for sharing!!

Julie and Jill said...

Love the burp cloth pattern! Thank you so much for sharing.

glassyladyks said...

Cute as always!

annemarie said...

Love the burp pattern - goes so nicely with the bib - love your fabric.

countercrafts said...

Thank you so much for sharing your patterns and tutorials! Super job! Take Care and God Bless! Donna

Little Buckaroos said...

Oh it is a great combination of cuteness! I appreciate that you clearly demonstrated how to do the ruffles in 1/4 sections. It helped me finish it quickly and without frustration! Thanks

sutersociety said...

Thanks for sharing!

fairy454 said...

Oh I really love this.Can't wait to have a go, you make it look so easy.Thank you

VickiT said...

ADORABLE! I am so thrilled to see this tutorial. I need to make bibs and burp cloths for my 6 month old Granddaughter who now lives in our house.

These are perfect for her since she is such an adorable doll. (Oh wait! ALL Grandma's say that, don't they? LOL)
Thank you so much. I have just emailed you.

Maureen said...

Can't wait for any baby girl so I can make this!

kr said...

love love love your patterns!

Heidi said...

This is so cute! I love the whole set.

Hama Roska said...

I love what you've done. These are really cute and I have a bunch of friends to sew these for. Thanks!!!

AmieAnn said...

Just found you on Pinterest! Wow.. girl you are one talented lady! Can't wait to see what ELSE you create so I am following along!
Hope you stop by and share some of your talents at my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/08/pink-hippo-party-91.html
xoxo
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

teena said...

too too cute!

JudyG said...

love you tutorials...thanks for sharing.

LauraJ said...

This is adorable! Love this and can't wait to make it for a baby shower. Thanks for sharing.

finalywefoundyou said...

Gorgeous. Really want to try this

finalywefoundyou said...

Hi, How much fabric do I need to by per cloth?

Carma J Hughes said...

Very cute! I would appreciate the pattern and thank you for sharing it!.

Susan Calhoun said...

Love this pattern and look forward to trying my hand at it.
Susan Calhoun

Sharon Dorsey said...

So cute for my new great-granddaughter coming in November! Will email for the pattern. Thanks!!

Kylie Galea said...

Just gorgeous, and such easy instructions! Thankyou!! :) xx

Shines99 said...

I really like your patterns and can't wait to make the ruffled burp cloth.

Sandy

Monica LarsenDavis said...

So adorable! I'm pretty new at sewing and I can't believe how much cute stuff there is to make! Way cuter than store's:-)

I would Love to have your pattern of the ruffled burp cloth!

Monica LarsenDavis said...

Love The ruffled burp cloth!

Nana Kim said...

Can't wait to make some of these burp cloths.

Joni B said...

Thanks so much, Suzanne, you're talents are so varied & great! Would like to have these waiting for our next grandchild!

Gina said...

The burping cloth is so cute. Can't wait to make several for my niece.

HsShawnshyne F said...

Will make excellent gifts for my nieces.