Today, during James' two naps I got a whole lot done! I have a couple baby showers to attend in the next few weeks, and since I've been feeling a little crafty lately, I wanted to try my hand at some embellished burp cloths and pretty bows. I will do a few things different next time, but I'm pretty pleased with the results in my 4 hour time span today! yay! I'd like to take credit for the ideas myself, but I can't. Erin made a few last week and I copied her ideas, but hey, that's where most of our good ideas come from...someone else!
I started with a few strips of fabric that coordinate, ironed down the seams and then sewed.
I sewed the gingham before i attached it to the cloth, but the polka dots piece i sewed directly onto the cloth.
Next time I'll use brown thread instead of pink, but it's all part of the learning curve. I then ruffled and pinned the gingham and sewed it with one big zig-zag stitch down the middle so the sides are nice and frilly.
I turned it over and closed the seam with a quick sew down the back side.
I made two burp cloths with this fabric. No ruffles on this one, but still quite pretty!
I had a little left over fabric and decided to try a new pattern. Again, copied this idea from a dress Erin made for her daughter, but i think it's super cute here too. The edges will fray a bit, but I like that, kind of a whimsical feel.
I finished with a few bows. I attached them to little alligator clip barrettes....sometimes when I'm feeling crafty I wish James was a Jamesette.... :-) just kidding!