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« on: June 08, 2009 10:20:36 PM »

Hello all! My name is Amy, it's my first time posting on this specific forum section. I think this is probably the best place to put something like this.

If you saw the post on my blog that included a baby burpee cloth, I promised you all a tutorial on how I made it. Well, I've got the full breakdown for you, with pictures! I promise it's super easy, and everyone will want one once you've made them for somebody.


The fabric I chose for the front is 100% cotton. It's a thin flannelette. The back is just done in regular broadcloth.



I cut a rectangular piece, and cut a half-circle two thirds of the length up on both sides. This half circle is so the burpee fits comfortably into the groove of the neck without bunching the fabric.

You need two pieces - one front and one back. The two pieces should be equal in every way, and symmetrical down the length.



Match up your pieces pretty-sides together (as we called them in my sewing class when I was a kid! Also known as right-sides facing each other for your more seasoned technical people!) and pin.



Sew a 2cm seam allowance around the whole thing except for one space at the bottom edge. Be sure to leave this so that you can turn it right side out when you finish!



Trim the corners off so that it is not bulky when you flip it. Mind that you do not cut your stitches!



Find the hole you left. Turn it all inside out.



Use something small and blunt to poke your corners and edges to give a finished look. Be gentle, and don't be stupid like me using scissors. I haven't had a problem, but it's just not smart ya know? Scold me later. :oP

Turn in those edges at your opening inward to match the seam allowance and press with an iron.


Select a nice fancy stitch that you like. I like loopy-loops! Starting with your opening, top stitch all the way around your burpee.


Et voila! A beautiful burpee cute enough for babies to hurl on! ;o)




I hope you enjoy, I'd love to know if anyone makes one!
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Flowers and Lemons
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009 11:23:31 PM »

Great. And such a clear tutorial.  Smiley

I just wouldn't know how you're supposed to use these things.
Probably because I don't have a baby. :p
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009 01:34:20 AM »

Great. And such a clear tutorial.  Smiley

I just wouldn't know how you're supposed to use these things.
Probably because I don't have a baby. :p
you put it over your shoulder so when you burp the baby it pukes on it instead of you! kinda makes you want to have a baby eh?! Grin

I cant wait to get some flannel and make some of these!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009 02:25:08 AM »

This is great! I am so, so, so in love with that fabric!! I want to marry it and have little green cotton dragon babies with it Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2009 05:14:55 AM »

This is great! I am so, so, so in love with that fabric!! I want to marry it and have little green cotton dragon babies with it Grin

Glad to see I am not the only one in love with this fabric. I know that if I ever had kids, I'd have to have something with cute little green dragons all over it... beautiful job on the burpee!
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009 10:13:23 AM »

I know, I just love it! I'm actually doing a second round of burpees for another pregnant friend. I bought more of the dragons for one of them. Cheesy

They actually say, "Happy cheerful dragons" all over them! I got it at Fabricland if anyone wants to know. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2009 08:27:05 PM »

Very nice. I make these with terry cloth on the back so they are more absorbant.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009 10:44:42 PM »

I might just try that!
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009 01:26:58 PM »

This is great! I am so, so, so in love with that fabric!! I want to marry it and have little green cotton dragon babies with it Grin
hahahahahaha
excellent.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009 05:21:49 PM »

thanks for the tutorial. my friend is having a baby-their first-and i will including a few of these with her gift.
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