Friday, October 22, 2010

Simple Burp Rags

I'm sure that most of you have seen cloth diaper burp rags. I made some for my daughter with the strip of fabric down the center, but for my son I wanted to do it a little different. Here's what I did.
I bought a pack of cloth diapers at Walmart for a few dollars and used Rit Dye to dye the rags the colors I wanted. If your new to dying things Dana has a great and easy tutorial for doing so.
I had a bunch of random fabric scraps so I just appliqu├ęd them on the rags.
Don't you just love that star fabric?
I really liked the trees on this scrap so I just cut it using pinking shears and sewed it right on.
I had this fabric leftover from a project and sewed it all the way down the middle. I LOVE how it looks against the navy blue. Don't you?
I loved the animals on this fabric so I decided to cut them out and sew them on.
I really like how they turned out. It's very satisfying taking something that was originally white and dying it a different color. I didn't dye all of the burp rags and I still have a few solid colors. I think I might just leave those the way they are. What do you think?


  1. Hi Jessica
    Thanks for the comment on my blog :) Your burp rags are darling- and I love that you dyed them- great idea! Very cute blog too!

  2. I love the colors and the different designs you used. You are always amazing me with your ideas.

  3. Oh I wish someone had made these for me last year!! We used SOO many! And these are just so sweet :) NIce work!

  4. Very cute idea! I love that you dyed them the vibrant colors!

  5. This is the first time I've seen this twist on burp clothes and I like it!

  6. these turned out really cute! i never thought of dying the smart! popping in from tatertots and jello

  7. Cool Jess I like them and I think any baby would love to spit up on one of them ;)

  8. I have that fabric with the alligator! I have so many friends with babies that I was thinking of making the burp cloths with the strip of fabric down the center, but this is such a great alternative! I might do this instead! Thanks to the link to the tutorial on dyeing too! It's great and has me wanting to dye all kinds of things now!



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