Friday, August 8, 2008

Baby Bibs & Burp Cloths

I've been busy making more baby shower presents. I love the pattern from ChickPea Sewing Studio. It is super easy pattern to make. I found that a fat quarter can make one bib and one burp cloth and I will still have enough left over for my scrap fabric stash.
I used a cotton print for the front and white flannel on the back. I did a decorative stitch around the edging of the burp cloths and bibs. If my machine does these fancy stitches, I figure I might as well put them to good use. My machine also sews the button holes and sews the buttons on for me. Yes, you read that correctly, it sews on the buttons! LOVE that feature.

I didn't have a pattern for the burp cloths but I have seen quite a few on flicker (here, here, here and here)and figured it was easy enough that I could just wing it. So I did. I made these 18 long by 8 wide (rectangular in size). Since I don't have children or the need for burp cloths, I am hoping that these will work out okay. I started with the girly fabrics so I'm hoping this weekend to get some boy ones made. Although, I'm not quite sure about the orange flower one in the picture above. I guess I figure it should be for a girl since it is flowers, but it is orange, brown and green. Those are more boyish colors to me. What do you think? Could it go either way?


Los Alexander said...

I absolutely love the bibs, that's the hard thing here, to find cute fabrics, somehow they are all just one color.
I never put something with flowers on my Dallin yet, so is a girl fabric for me, but you are right the colors are more likely for a boy...hmmm not helping you ah!
I have the pattern for that bib too. I'm intimidated now, I don't think I'll post mines when they are done. Yours are too cute!

Crafty Christina said...

The bibs are adorable. I'd say that the flower pattern works better for a girl. Just my .02 cents.

Laurah said...

You always have such cute fabrics! I live the pink with brown flowers, esp, but they are all super cute.
Hope the kittens are doing well. Do they have names yet?

satomblablabla said...

um helloooo... where have you been all my life? i can't believe i found you on tania's page. anyway, how the heck have you been??!

Rebekah said...

these are so adorable! I love the patterned stitching that you used. It gives the bibs a lovely touch :)

Jeanette said...

Your bibs are DARLING! Love them!

Your kittens are darling too LOL and I am so jealous of your iron. I am still using my $15 cheapy.