Tutorial to sew flannel fabric to cloth diapers for custom baby burp cloths. These make great handmade baby shower gifts and are easy enough for beginners to make.
If you haven’t checked out part 1 yet be sure to stop over and see how I dyed the cloth diapers and get the details about where I got them.
After a turn through the dryer the cloth diapers were all wrinkled up, so I ironed them. That will probably be the first and last time I iron cloth diapers. I just wanted to make sure that they was easy to sew the flannel on to.
I cut the flannel to be slightly bigger than the diapers. Then I put the right sides together and put a few pins in to hold the flannel and diaper in place.
I chose the side of the diaper without the seam to be the “right side”. I used double pins to make where my gap is going to be for turning it right side out. This reminds me to stop because sometimes I just get going and totally sew the whole thing closed because I don’t realize I’m on the final side.
Leaving a 3 inch gap I sewed around the edges leaving an 1/4″ seam. 1/4″ is right at the edge of my presser foot, so I lined the cloth diaper up with the edge of the foot. Be sure to backstitch when you start and stop to lock the stitches.
I trimmed down the extra flannel and threads. Then I clipped the corners, to remove the bulk.
Next I turned the burp cloth right side out. I pressed it to make sure it all looked even.
Be sure to press the edges of the opening under so that you will have a nice finished edge.
Then I topped stitched all the way around about 1/8″ being sure to close the opening. I started right above the opening and sewed it closed first.
Lastly I stitched along the seams of the cloth diaper to help keep the flannel in place.
That’s it. You’re done. Easy peasy. This is great for beginning seamstresses because it’s all straight lines. If you make some I would love to see them. Be sure to tag them with #ambersimmonsblog when you share them via social media.
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