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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baby Boy Necktie Burp Cloths


For all of you who thought the Sweet Treat Towels from Monday would be the perfect birthday gift for a friend, I have another little project for you that would make the perfect gift for a boy baby shower.  These little Necktie Burp Cloths use the same basic appliqué techniques as the towels, so even a beginner can easily do this project.



Start with some quality pre-folded cloth diapers, some fabric of your choice, and some Heat n Bond or other iron-on adhesive.





Next, make a 2-piece pattern of a tie, cutting on a fold to make it symmetrical.  




Following the instructions on the package, iron the Heat n Bond to the back of your fabrics and use the pattern to cut out the tie.




Then, peel the backing off the adhesive and iron the tie onto the bottom half of a cloth diaper.



Lastly, just sew a zig-zag stitch around the border of the tie.  You may want to use a contrasting thread color to get a nice outline for the tie.



That's all there is to it!  So, dust off the sewing machine and whip up a few of these for a sweet baby boy gift.  





Here's a little online shopping list for the supplies you'll need for this project:




I'll be sharing this how-to with some of these sites.  




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16 comments:

  1. These would work even better on bibs! so cute!

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  2. How super duper beyond cute are these! Love them...

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  3. Those are really cute, Julie. Something I will have to try for my little guys! xo Diana

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  4. I LOVE that! I am always trying to come up with a homemade boy present and I can't ever think of something. This is PERFECT! Thanks so much! Pinning you :)

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  5. Adorable! I have the same exact dinosaur print- love it!

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  6. Those are the cutest things....gotta pin'em..

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  7. Too cute to spit up on, that's for sure!

    Great idea for burp clothes though! :D

    Thanks for sharing today :D

    Visiting via: The Shabby Creek Cottage's Transformation Thursday
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois at WHYCUZICAN

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  8. these are so stinkin' adorable
    that i wish i could have some more babies
    just to use them!

    thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    alison

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  9. I LOVE these! As a momma of 3 boys, I really appreciate new boy crafts! I must make some of these:)

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  10. My sister loved these! :) Thanks for helping me out...they turned out darling.

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  11. SO adorable! Thank you so much for making these for my baby boy! I can't wait to use them :)

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    1. So glad you liked them! Rhonda has great taste :)

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  12. Your burp cloths are too cute! I found you through Stuff and Nonsense. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. How do these look after washing? I know these cloth prefolds bunch up and wrinkle A LOT after washing- does the tie stay straight and nice looking? I'd love to see a picture of how they look after being washed! Thanks!! :)

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    1. Well, the only ones I've made have been given as gifts, so I don't have any pics of the after. Sorry! You may just want to try them out!?

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  14. Andercal, great question. I have been making burp cloths. I used babies r us 12 pkg pre- fold, about $17.00. I pre wash before I make burp cloths. They have been horrible after I wash them. The become shredded and actually look very used not new. I did this so when I sew flannel down the middle they won't shrink later. I am anxious to try this tie version and see if the 6 pkg of babies r us is better made.

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