I have a Baby Shower to go to later this month. It has been YEARS since I have been to a baby shower <3.
It is for a sister of a close friend. I am very excited to sew gifts for the baby. Of course, knowing if it is a girl or a boy would be MOST helpful – but the mother-to-be has decided to not find out. I did my best on fabric selections. Green and yellow are nice – but there has to be SOME pink right?
I searched long and hard for the gifts that I thought would be useful and easy to complete but look like high end gifts. I found three. Here is the first of the projects I have completed.
I used the tutorial I found here for Baby Burp Cloths at A Chelsea Morning. The only change I made was I used flannel for the inserts. I had a September baby and the thought of warm cozy burp clothes made of flannel just felt right.
I started with the cutting of the flannel and ribbons (following the tutorial) and spent the majority of my time pinning it all together. It was a lot thicker than I anticipated. I really need some GOOD quality heavy gauge pins!
Then Elizabeth (my machine) and I got to work. As I mentioned it was thick – so I went slow. But she never failed me! I thought for sure I would break a needle. Helpful Hint: I used a whole bobbin for this project.
But once they were done they look so soft and snugly!
I think they will wrap up nicely for presentation. I can already hear the ‘ohhhhs‘ and ‘ahhhhs‘ from the crowd!
Now I am off to start project #2… which is MUCH bigger!