Monday, August 31, 2009

baby burp cloths

this is a super easy sewing project that is too die for. they are absolutely darling, and a must have for every new mom. my 10 year old niece can make these, so it is a great place to start no matter what your sewing skills. this is MY secret worth sharing!

what you need:
1/2 yard printed fabric
1/2 yard chenille fabric
your sewing machine & thread

1. cut your 1/2 yard piece in half, and then cut in half again. you will have the perfect dimensions for a burp cloth.
2. place the two fabrics back to back, and pin edges.
3. sew around entire surface, except for last 3-4 inches. turn inside out, revealing the fabrics.
4. sew remaining 3-4 inches, and then add a trim 2 inches in, if desired.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


i got the inspiration for these aprons at a local boutique, and thought it would be a great inexpensive gift to give the women in my family for christmas. i am also considering doing mini aprons for their daughters also. what could be more darling than a little girl and her mother baking in the kitchen with matching aprons? especially when they are this cute. so if you are looking for a good gift idea for christmas or birthdays, this is a cute idea that any girl would covet! of course this was a secret worth sharing.

what you need:
1/4 yard each, two decorative fabrics of your choice (toile and checkered used here)
1/4 yard of solid white or black fabric to line back
1 package jumbo rick rack (2.5 yards)
total cost= less than $3/apron

unfortunately i don't use patterns, i just draw them out myself and go at it. but you can probably google half apron patterns if you are nervous.

idea from stacy, inspired by holy cow boutique