No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Project

Decorative Burp Cloth

Introduction

Embellish a cloth diaper with colorful ribbon to create an adorable -- and practical -- present for a new mom.

Resources: Ribbon is available from M & J Trimming. Gerber 6-ply cloth diapers (6-pack) are available on Amazon.

Materials

  • Baby burp cloth or cloth diaper
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing machine
  • Machine-sewing thread to match ribbon (threaded for top stitch)
  • White bobbin thread (threaded in bobbin)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Pin ribbon along edge of cloth, or along seam down center of cloth. Tuck raw edges of ribbon under, and pin in place.

  2. Step 2

    Sew ribbon to cloth with a straight stitch along all sides of ribbon.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat steps to create more cloths, if desired. Iron, fold, and stack cloths; present tied with a bow as a gift.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 5128

Reviews (1)

  • 7 Apr, 2010

    I make these as demonstrated today and add machine embroidery designs or the child's monorgram or name.