I have been fighting my urges to post this cutie diaper cake until now and YAY finally I can!! This past weekend I attended a baby shower for a friend. She is having her second child, miracle baby- 8 YEARS after her first and only other child. The theme of the shower was "Ahoy, it's a boy!" This was perfect because in my abundance of flannel fabrics, I had this adorable lobster print that I've been dying to use! I decided to keep this one simple and just wrap each layer in handmade burp cloths.
(If you want instructions on making a diaper cake, see THIS post.)
Last year, when I was working on my very first diaper cake, I wanted to also gift burp cloths. I came across THIS super easy tutorial and have never looked back! I did some tweaking, as any crafter does...
What you need:
*1 yd each of 2 coordinating fabrics (I have had a couple friends request the same pattern fabric on both sides, which works just the same)
1. Wash and dry your flannel. Some people advise against this because flannel has a tendency to shift and get a little wonky. But, I would rather work with the wonkiness than have the end results dry weird for the new Momma.
2. Cut into 10"x16" rectangles (my measurements are smaller than hers, but I find this size a little more manageable)
3. Line up 2 rectangles with Right Sides facing together
4. Start in the middle of one of the sides and sew all the way around, leaving about a 4 inch opening to turn it right side out. I usually use a 1/4" seam.
5. Turn right side out- use a chop stick, drum stick or your finger to completely unfold all the corners. (Some people snip their corners to keep the bulk down. I have never found the bulk to be overwhelming, so I never cut mine).
6. Flatten or smooth out your seams. I don't iron mine, but feel free if you want to. I do make sure the seams are smoothed out and laying flat.
7. Tuck in your 4 inch opening so it is in line with the rest of the seam.
8. Sew all the way around the edge of the burp cloth, using a 1/4" seam again (maybe a little less).
9. Trim up your threads and give yourself a pat on the back!
I'm sorry for the lack of pictures...I sometimes prefer to just have the steps, especially since I linked the tutorial where I obtained all my info. Next time I make some burp cloths, I will try to take photos and add them back in.
Now, for my finished diaper cake! I just love this one...probably my favorite to date! (O: