Are you looking for a simple baby gift that you can whip up in no time at all? Learn how to applique a burp cloth. These make great baby gifts AND they use up some of your scraps. Best of all, they make a lovely personalized gift for a newborn!
Let’s begin with supplies:
Open your word processing program and type in the name you are going to appliqué. You will need to increase the font size considerably. Most pre-fold diapers have a thick middle section that is approximately 4” tall. This is where you will be putting your name appliqué. The font size will depend upon the name length.
Choose your fabric. For this project, anything goes. I like to lay it out first to see how the colors will look.
Trace the lettering BACKWARDS directly onto the paper side of the fusible web. Then iron the fusible web onto the back of your fabric. This method is more economical and will use less of the fusible web. You will need to outline the lettering on the backside with a Sharpie.
Choose a contrasting thread for the top stitching and use white thread in the bobbin. This way, you don’t have to add a strip of fabric to the back to hide the stitching. Zigzag around the outside of each letter. Don’t forget to stitch around the inside openings!
That’s all there is to it!