Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY: Burp Cloths

Well, I finally did it. I learned how to use my sewing machine! I had a friend come over on a Friday night to show me the basics so I could actually start sewing simple things. Now that I'm done with grad school, I've been feeling bored, so I needed something to pass the time. 

My friend came over and walked me through threading the machine and all that stuff, but when we used the machine, it sounded all rickety and like it was about to fall apart. I guess that's what 5 years of non-use will do to a machine. So, we also learned how to clean the sewing machine, which will probably be helpful down the road.

Two hours after we started the process, I actually got to sewing my first project. I started with probably the most basic thing ever, these burp cloths. I wanted to make something that could be used as a gift for a friend that's having a baby. Plus, I have a lot of other friends that are in the baby making stage, so this could be a project I can repeat in the future.

I literally had to sew four lines per burp cloth. Surely I could handle this!

I'm not going to rehash the tutorial since I followed it exactly, but in the end, the they turned out really cute!

A baby is going to puke on these.

I plan to make some other baby related items like bibs, crinkly toys and door stoppers.

Maybe someday, I'll even be able to sew something I can wear! 


  1. Fun! Loving how the burp cloths turned out! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

  2. Thanks for the blog comment! I'm loving these burp cloths!