Hello tipsy readers! I'm Kara from Creations by Kara and I'm thrilled to be here doing a guest post while cute Michelle is busy doing the new baby thing. (Man I'm jealous!)
I'm a stay at home mom to four boys. I love all things creative crafty. I guess you could say I have "Craft ADD". I can't stick with just one thing, I like to try everything. . .
Yep, I try it all, and then I blog about it. Fun times baby!!We are also in the process of trying to adopt a baby girl, so I was excited to come up with a baby project. I decided to do something basic that every mom needs. Baby washcloths. I was never thrilled with the kind from the store, they were always a little on the flimsy side. Plus I thought it would be nice to have a really soft side, and a side that had a little more texture. So I came up with these. Chenille backed baby washcloths.
I love how they turned out, and I can't wait to use them. Hopefully one day very soon!
Here's how you can make some of your own. Have fun!
First you need to pick two coordinating fabrics. I used flannel on one side and chenille on the other.
Pin the squares together. You see that space on the left in between the red and blue pins? You are going to leave that open so you can turn the washcloth right side out.
Now sew the squares together, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Don't forget to leave that space I talked about open! When you're finished sewing, clip the corners.
Now you're going to sew a stitch all the way around the edge. This will not only sew the hole closed, it will make the whole thing more sturdy. Before you start stitching, make sure the pieces of fabric at the opening are tucked in to the inside evenly. You can iron the opening if you want, but you don't have to. I sewed as close to the edge as I could get.
Stitch up a few of them and you have a great baby shower gift.
Wouldn't they be perfect tucked in a cute basket with bath supplies?
Thanks so much Kara! I just bought some baby washcloths last night and was unimpressed with the softness and thickness. These are great! And I hope you get your little girl soon!
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