Last week a new niece entered my world and her arrival got me into a sewing mood. I wanted to make something extra special for her and this adorable handmade burp cloth baby cupcake gift set was the result. If you are looking for a unique baby gift for Christmas or a baby shower, you can make this adorable gift yourself. The best part is that with a couple of coupons for my local craft store this gift cost me under $12. Who can beat that? This simple tutorial will teach you how to make a burp cloth and how to wrap them up in cupcake packaging.
First you will need to gather all of your supplies. For this project you will need:
- 1/3 yard of two different printed fabrics (off a 45 inch bolt)
- 1/3 yard of minky dot fabric (off a 60 in bolt)
- Cupcake box (from the cake decorating section of your craft store)
- Decorative ribbon
- Matching thread
- Jumbo cupcake cups
The next step is to cut your fabric.
Cut two pieces of each printed fabric to the size of 11" x 13". Cut four pieces of your minky dot fabric also to the size of 11" x 13".
Now you should have a total of eight pieces of cut fabric.
With right sides together, pin each piece of printed fabric to a piece of minky dot fabric.
Sew around each burp cloth with a 1/2" seam. Leave an opening on one side of about 1 1/2" so that you can turn the burp cloth right side out.
Once you have sewn the cloths, trim the corners and turn each one right side out through the opening.
To poke out the corners, you can gently use the point of a pencil on the inside to push it out. (One of my favorite tips from my 4-H days.)
Press each burp cloth with your iron on a medium setting to make sure all of your seams are neatly aligned.
Neatly tuck in the edges and pin the opening you used to turn your burp cloth right side out.
Top stitch around all four edges of the burp cloth. This will give you a nice finished look and seal up the opening.
Now, you should have four gorgeous 10" x 12" burp cloths.
It's time to wrap them beautifully!
Fold each burp cloth up three times to get them into a shape that is perfect to roll up.
Roll up each folded burp cloth and tie it up with a piece of thread or rubber band.
Place your burp cloth in a cupcake cup and tie off with some adorable ribbon.
Tip: If you don't have a helper when you are tying your bow, it is easier to tie the bow around the burp cloth first and slip it off. Then put the burp cloth in the cup and slide the ribbon up over the bottom of the cup.
Finally, tuck your adorable burp cloth cupcakes into a cupcake bakery box and tie off with a ribbon.
What a beautiful baby gift! Baked with a little bit of love and totally unique!
If you don't have the time to make your own burp cloths, you can check out the adorable Limited Edition Bibs and Burps
in our shop that would work beautifully for this project. Check them out and take 10% off through December 31, 2013 with the coupon code LIMITED-EDITION.
I hope you have fun making an adorable gift set for a special baby in your life!
Labels: baby, baby cupcake gift set, how to make burp cloths