Besides making baby bibs, burp cloths are the easiest projects I've come across. My sister found a blog that had great directions and a free burp cloth pattern. She asked me to start to make some. Before I visited the site she recommended. I just googled baby burp cloths and hand drew a quick pattern.
I had some 12 x 18 black construction paper. I folded it and drew a shape on one side.
I cut and then trimmed the bottom because it looked a little too wide.
My sister gave me some remnants of yellow fleece that she found for a few dollars. I used fleece for the back and cotton for the front.
I traced my pattern and outlined in black Sharpie. I wasn't worried about the line marks because I was planning on sewing this inside out.
I turned the burp rags inside out and sewed around. I did pin the cloth together as the fleece really seemed to move. IMPORTANT: The best place to leave your opening to turn right side is ON THE SIDE. I then flipped and sewed around the border. Then, I quilted the front so it lay flat.
I went to the following website and downloaded the pattern for free. http://www.newconceptions.com/free.htm
It was really easy to print, cut, and glue the pattern on a piece of paper. I did cover the pattern with contact paper.
I think this shape is nicer than the one I drew. However, both do seem to stay put on the shoulder. I can't wait till my little niece is using these.
My sister came over to sew. She stitched the remaining bump clothes together. I think in total we made around eight or nine. Some of these we plan to keep and others we will give out as gifts.
This is the pink remnants I bought at Joanne's for Valentine's Day. Check out that "baby bump"!