tees for two
The birth of a baby represents new beginnings in many ways. And not only for your family, but for your clothes. Take, for example, the burp cloth you see above — made from an old concert t-shirt.
This clever idea comes from crafty new mom Christine Romero, who, while cleaning out some drawers to make way for baby clothes, was inspired to give her old tees and pajamas a new life as soft, sentimental and superpractical burp cloths.
We love this idea because it offers countless design options (featuring your favorite fabrics and images) and lets you recycle items you already own and love. Plus, what a unique, personal gift for a baby shower!
Here are Christine's step-by-step instructions for making your own:
1. Take your t-shirt, pajamas or fabric and lay it flat and smoothed out.
2. Cut 2 pieces of fabric that measure 13 inches by 18 inches. Try to center your design in the middle of these pieces.
3. Sew the 2 pieces together. If you are using a knit material, use a small zigzag stitch for this step. Sew the 2 pieces' wrong sides together at 2 inches from the long sides, then again 2 inches from that stitching. If you want the stitches to show, use contrasting thread. Note: You can vary the measurement a bit, as necessary, to avoid stitching directly over your design.
4. Sew ½-inch double-fold bias tape to the entire outside edge of the rectangle. It takes almost 1 package of this to fit around the edge.