Custom Burp Cloths

One thing I have noticed about us as digital scrapbookers is that in general, we are pretty creative people. Even if we didn’t see ourselves as creative before we starting scrapping, we soon find the desire to create oozing out of our pores. I know that has been the case for me. And if scrapping hadn’t done it, Pinterest surely would have.

Last year, as I was not-so-patiently awaiting the birth of our son, my nesting instinct kicked in and I was anxious to do anything I could to make my life pretty and inspiring. I crocheted, organized, scrapped, photographed, and baked. The urge was strong.

As I was browsing Pinterest, I came across two different tutorials for making my own burp cloths. In my pregnancy-induced creative oozing, I thought, “Of course! Why shouldn’t a cloth meant to catch puke and other bodily fluids be pretty?” Not only was I getting ready for my new son, but also my dear friend was getting ready to have a baby girl and I thought they would make a wonderful gift.

Images are linked to original tutorials

Being a fabric-store newbie, I was so happy to learn that like my favorite digi-scrapping designers, there are cloth designers that release fabric in collections, color-coordinated and ready to go. After oohing and ahing for an hour or so, I finally decided on some beautiful fabrics with pink, grey, and a pretty blue. I chose a soft, white, and absorbent material for the backing (rather than pre-folds or washcloths).

After reading through both tutorials, I took what I liked of each and got started. I hadn’t sewn much in years, but I knew that these wouldn’t be difficult.

All in all, I made about 16 clothes (8 for me and 8 to give away), and it only took me a few hours. It was a great way to letting my nesting take over and create something beautiful.

I think that next time, I’ll use my favorite digi papers and Spoonflower to create my own fabric!


What creative endeavors have you been up to recently?