My boys are still out of school, so I'm trying to stay away from the computer. But I realized I never posted this tutorial that I shared at A Little Tipsy a few months ago, and I figured I have time for that.
I'm gonna show you how to make handmade baby washcloths. I was never thrilled with the kind from the store, they were always a little on the flimsy side. Plus I thought it would be nice to have a really soft side, and a side that had a little more texture. So I came up with these. Chenille backed baby washcloths. I think they would make a wonderful baby shower gift.
After I posted the tutorial, one reader told me that she actually made some for herself. What a fabulous idea! Can't believe I didn't think of it myself. They would be perfect for make-up removal. So if you don't have a baby, feel free to make some for yourself.
First you need to pick two coordinating fabrics. I used flannel on one side and chenille on the other.
Place the two fabrics right side together and cut a square. I cute mine about 7".
Pin the squares together. You see that space on the left in between the red and blue pins? You are going to leave that open so you can turn the washcloth right side out.
Now sew the squares together, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Don't forget to leave that space I talked about open! When you're finished sewing, clip the corners.
Now turn it right side out.
Now you're going to sew a stitch all the way around the edge. This will not only sew the hole closed, it will make the whole thing more sturdy. Before you start stitching, make sure the pieces of fabric at the opening are tucked in to the inside evenly. You can iron the opening if you want, but you don't have to. I sewed as close to the edge as I could get.