Monday, February 28, 2011
cute & easy baby washcloths
2. Place the washcloth on your piece of flannel fabric with right sides together. Using your washcloth as a template cut out a piece of flannel fabric the same size as the washcloth. You could pin the washcloth and fabric together before cutting it out, but I don't. I like to live on the edge.
3. Pin your washcloth and flannel fabric together (right sides together).
4. Sew your washcloth and flannel fabric together. I used the edge of the existing washcloth hem as a guide and followed the rounded corners. Be sure to leave an opening (about 2 inches or so) for turning the washcloth right side out.
5. Turn the washcloth right side out. You made need to use a pencil or other similar object to poke the corners out.
6. Fold the washcloth and flannel fabric in at the opening and pin.
7. Iron around the edge of the washcloth. You can pin around the edge to help keep the fabrics lined up when topstitching, but I don't. Topstitch around the edge of the washcloth. I like to use the inside edge of the presser foot as a guide and move my needle two positions to the right so my topstitching is nice and close to the edge.
8. When you come to the opening, carefully continue topstitching making sure your fabric remains folded in to sew the opening shut. Backstitch at the beginning and end to secure the stitching.
9. Admire you cute little washcloth!
This is a great way to use up flannel scraps or an excuse to buy cute flannel remnants. If you don't have flannel fabric big enough, piece them together to make an even cuter washcloth.