Saturday, August 7, 2010

summer sewing projects

It's been sooo very hot here in Hotlanta, except for playing golf in the early morning 2 days a week, I'm spending all my time indoors. So besides rehab-ing chairs, I've been doing a bit of sewing. I needed some baby gifts and decided to embellish a much used baby item... burp cloths! I also made a matching bag to use as wrapping for the burp cloth gift.
I started with colorful fabric:

and a package of cloth diapers:

I cut 5" wide strips of the fabric and sewed it to the diaper at both ends:

I sewed the corners and turned them right-side out enclosing the end of the diaper, turned under the long raw edge, and zigzag stitched the edge closed.

Voila! Two burp cloths in a coordinating gift bag...

... ready for the new baby!

So... of course I had to make some for my sweet grandson and...

... I decided to embellish them a bit using my Brother Embroidery machine.

Very Preppy, don't you think?!

For this sweet boy here...

who lights up my life {heart}

xoxox, love Hattie


  1. Oh!! I love the way that turned out!!!!! Thanks momma! Can't wait to use them ;)

  2. Love, love, LOVE! I am so envious of yourwonderful projects. I love to sew; I just really can't do much. I would really love to have an embroidery machine; you mentioned that you have a Brother - is it complicated? Was it terribly expensive?

  3. I am your newest follower and it is definitely funny we posted baby stuff at the same time! I love your stuff btw! And what an adorable baby!

  4. These are seriously ADORABLE!! Very creative and festive for the little ones :) I'm so glad you linked them up to my show off party and I again, I just love your blog! Chat soon!!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  5. These are too cute!! You are SO TALENTED!

  6. Lovely!

    And I love that you actually made a tutorial for it. In fact, I like it so much that I'd like to invite you to come show it to our readers:
    I am sure they would be happy to be able to find you!


  7. You are so clever & talented! I love the burp cloth you made for Carter. You can never have too many of those...

  8. I am so impressed

    Friday night blog hopping....I have an urgent prayer request on my main blog, plus you still have 2 more days to comment on the giveaway post on both my blogs......and there are a TON of prizes...

  9. Where were you when my babes were still babes? There are just adorable!

    Any creative ideas for a teenage girl golfer who just made the boys team? ;o)

    My mom and I are off today to try and find a suitable "uniform" for her. The boys one was gigantic on her.


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