So -- late last Sunday night I headed to the store and bought a sewing machine, some fabric, thread and printed a pattern off the internet! I had NEVER used a sewing machine before in my life ... SEW here we go! :) It took me a very frustrating hour to thread the machine and the bobbin -- 45 minutes of that hour I considered just packing it up, taking it back and ordering the burp cloths on Etsy that I had seen for $8/each-- then the last 15 minutes I actually WATCHED the instructional DVD and figured it out!!! (Amazing how instructions help, lol). A quick 30 minutes later, I had made my first burp cloth! :)
I've been at it a week now -- and each day I get a little more confident, I get better at finding discount fabric, my seams get a little more straight and my ideas a little more creative!! *Don't look too closely at the seams -- they are imperfect ... but I like to think it adds "character"!
My burp cloths are getting a little cuter each time -- who knew spit up could look so good?
I also made bibs with both terry cloth absorbent flannel -- now I'm looking for a great "wipe clean" fabric (maybe vinyl?) to make some more! I'll keep you posted!
Then I made some matching sets (burp cloths and bibs)
And then I made a matching (reversible) baby blanket with soft red flannel on one side-- I just love the sailor/anchor fabric, so cute!