On to another idea.
Saw one that was a square with flannel on each side, and it was okay size, looked like it might work. However, when you put something square on your shoulder, it has a tendency to fall off, it just doesn't sit well. I also later found out (when I had my son) flannel does not catch much. I had spit up running OFF the flannel.
So, that was a no go.
Then I saw this blog, where she made curved burp cloths, and it had TERRY CLOTH on one side!! Brilliant! Towels absorb heat, wetness, they clean up spills, and we use them in everyday life! Okay so I had to try this burp cloth.
The design was simple:
|Pattern, that I designed from something I saw online.|
I just modified the design I saw, by making it wider in the round area, and slightly longer in the center. This helped catch more, and also sit better on my shoulder. Now if you make this kind of burp cloth I suggest make a few different patterns, some long, some short, etc. Or you can even measure your shoulder and where you would want the most coverage.
|The burp cloth on my shoulder, sitting perfectly in place!|
|They work well under the little ones while playing!|
|Also great for bottle fed babies! Tucks right under the chin!|
|I believe this was a 1/3 of the burp cloths we had!|
I love the ones I made SO much, I began making them for gifts. Then I started getting requests from other people to make them! So, here my collection of burp cloths over the past few months and years!
|Made these for my first son, have about 3 times this amount now!|
|I up-cycled old receiving blankets that never got used, and made them into neutral burp cloths.|
|These were for a lovely little boy!|
|And these were for a very adorable baby girl!|
I then had several requests from people in the area; however, only one person fell through and I got to make some seriously fun boy themed burp cloths:
|Thomas the Train and Air Force fabric!|
|This was 16 burp cloths total!|
|Applique on burp cloths, polka dot green.|
|Turtle and flannel yellow.|
|Red and blue stars.|
I love making burp cloths and the ones I make vs. the ones others make, I have found, mine absorb better! Now, the tutorial on this is super easy. Make sure to make your pattern (like I did), and then you can do it two different ways. You can fold the fabric at the center of the pattern or lay it flat. I am going to do the tutorial with it flat, as I am already making multiples in this tutorial. Heres the tutorial.
Now you can make 3 or 4 or more, tie them up with ribbon and give them as baby shower gifts. If you have enough energy, you can always make bibs (from this tutorial) to add to your baby shower gift or for your personal use! You could always buy matching vinyl and add a splat mat as well, heres my informational sewing run down on how to make one (over here)!
I hope this tutorial is helpful, and feel free to comment or ask questions so I can edit it if need be!
Have fun burp cloth making,