So I’ve heard from a handful of people that cloth diapers make excellent burpcloths…I guess it makes sense. If they can soak up the poo, why not the throw up? Ah, the joys I have to look forward to! 😉
I bought a bundle of cloth diapers but the plain white wasn’t doing it for me. So why not put some cute cowboys on it?!
Hopefully the cute prints will distract the naked eye from soon-to-be stainy burpcloths. 🙂
If you like the fabrics, you can find them at my shop by clicking here. I used the ‘Wanna Be a Cowboy’ custom made bundle. It’s a mix of Riley Blake and Michael Miller fabrics.
Materials for 4 Burpcloths:
- 4 fat quarters
- 4 cloth diapers (14×20 inch)
- 5 yards of piping
- Coordinating thread
Step 1 – Cut a fat quarter so that it measures a 6.5″ x 19.5″ rectangle.
Note: For aesthetic purposes, depending on what way you want the print to run (vertically or horizontally), you may need to cut the fabric and then sew it so that it measures a 6.5″x19.5″ rectangle. A fat quarter will leave you enough fabric to do this.
Step 2 – Using an iron, press a 1/4″ seam inward along the perimeter of the rectangle. It should look like this:
Step 3 – Center the rectangle on the middle of the cloth diaper; pin to keep in place. Then, pin the piping along the length of the rectangle (do this for each side) as shown below.
Secure the end of the piping by simply tucking it under the fabric seam…
…and then pinning it down:
Step 4 – Lastly, sew along the perimeter of the entire rectangle to fasten the piping and the fabric onto the cloth diaper.
Choose a fat quarter bundle and make a stack! They make for excellent baby shower gifts. 🙂