Embroidered Burp Cloths

This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to a friend’s baby shower, I love shopping off of registries and buying a cute little outfit for the mom to be. This time I was determined to make a special gift, and I decided on embroidered burp cloths. My friend is having a little boy so I wanted to make burp cloths with little neckties on them.

{Texas Craft House} How to for Personalized Embroidered Burp Cloths. Also available for purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/TexasCraftHouse

Supplies:

  • Cloth Diapers
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Thread to match
  • Stabilizer (I prefer Inspira cut-a-way)
  • Stick N Fuse (also by Inspira)
  • Iron

I designed my own necktie appliqué with my TruEmbroidery 3 software. I found a google image of an outline of a necktie that I liked and imported it into my software. I told my software to add a design underlay which helped turn the outline into an appliqué. I then added some stop commands to the design so that when I put it in my machine to stitch it would stop in order for me to cut the extra fabric away creating the appliqué.

{Texas Craft House} How to for Personalized Embroidered Burp Cloths. Also available for purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/TexasCraftHouse

I used my Viking Husqvarna Ruby Royale Embroidery machine (Click the link to check out my unboxing!) to stitch out my appliqué. I did need to use my biggest hoop which is 360 x 200 cm. I hooped my stabilizer and then used the print out of my appliqué to figure out where I wanted it to stitch on the cloth diaper and marked the center.

{Texas Craft House} How to for Personalized Embroidered Burp Cloths. Also available for purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/TexasCraftHouse

I then cut a piece of the fabric I wanted to use, I only cut what I needed and then cut a matching piece of Stick N Fuse and attached it to the fabric.

After putting the hoop on my machine I placed the cloth diaper on top of the stabilizer and hoop and adjusted until the cloth diaper was centered and laying straight so that it would not stitch crooked. Then I pushed the start button and let the machine stitch the first layer of the underlay before placing the piece of fabric over it. Then I pushed the start button again and let it stitch the fabric down. Once it was complete I cut the extra fabric all the around the stitch and hit start again. This time the machine made the satin stitch all the way around the necktie.

{Texas Craft House} How to for Personalized Embroidered Burp Cloths. Also available for purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/TexasCraftHouseOnce it was done I cut away the extra stabilizer and then ironed over the fabric fusing it to the cloth diaper. I made two of these burp cloths because I found the cutest Americana fabric and thought that it was a fun idea for a burp cloth.

{Texas Craft House} How to for Personalized Embroidered Burp Cloths. Also available for purchase at www.etsy.com/shop/TexasCraftHouse

If you’re interested in buying one check out our listing on Etsy!

If you have any cute ideas you’d like to see let me know!!

  

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