Just this past weekend I finally caved and got myself a interchangeable dual feed foot (aka walking foot) which I am SO happy I did; now I can continue sewing for baby! If I had this foot a few weeks ago when I made two baby blankets, I wouldn’t have had such a frustrating time but now that I have it I can make the last two baby blankets and other items. It was more than I really wanted to spend but it’s already paid itself off and I wish I hadn’t waited nearly a year to make this purchase.
So while browsing Pinterest I came across a great project that would also help me get rid of some fabric! “How to Make a Baby Wash Cloth” on Breida with a B. It’s a really easy project and only took a handful of hours, spread over about a week.
Breida uses minky fabric but I opted to use towels. I went to Ikea and picked up four towels for $3/each which is cheaper than if I had bought the same terry fabric and amount from Fabricland (at least at the prices I had scouted out a few weeks ago)! I ended up only needing about 3/4th of one towel to make 15 washcloths and have enough left over to make 3 slightly smaller ones if I wanted to.
Unlike in Breida’s instructions, I cut out a pattern that was 8×8 and used that to cut my fabric vs tracing into the fabric and using it as a guideline. The actual washcloths are about 7.5×7.5 finished but that’s not a big deal obviously. Other than that I followed her instructions and finished the washcloths.
For this project I tapped into my stash of fat quarters which I have been trying to use up, with little success other than the seashell bags. I would have 16 washcloths instead of 15, which I would have preferred, but it turned out I had used part of a fat quarter so there was only enough for three cloths and not four like the rest.
I think they turned out pretty perfect! I haven’t found any good washcloths for baby in store so I’m excited to use these ones. As a bonus, I still have three Ikea towels to use for my next baby project…burp cloths!
*Some how I managed to turn comments off for this post =/ Whoops!