Friday, September 13, 2013

left over terry towelling

I frequently make hooded baby bath towels as gifts, and always have a strip of leftover towelling.  Of course I cant through it away, so ended up with a tub full of these scraps.

So....I decided to try to use them up! I had seen others make "burp cloths" using purchased flannel diaper as one side.  I thought I would try them out with the towelling scraps!

I don't think it really matters what size they are...I cut mine 7" x 16", mostly because that is what worked best with my scraps.

I cut one of towelling, and one of left over flannelette (from backing baby quilts) and put them Right Sides Together..

then I decided to round the corners, to make them easier to turn...I just used a plate..

(ooops ..that is kind of blurry, sorry)

and cut the rounded corners..

Pin it well, leaving about 2" -3" open to turn..

I found it easier to have the smooth flannel side down on the sewing machine..

Then I turned and topstitched close around the edge..

And Ta Da...quick as a wink...a little pile of burp cloths, all ready for the next baby gift.

I guess I should mention there is also a little pile of towelling fluff...sorry...but working with terry towelling is messy ..Oh well!

Now  linking up to TGIFF this week over at Quilt Matters. And you have to go over there and check out M-R's fabulous "Bright Stripes" is just fabulous!! 


  1. Oh this is so clever, Flo! I love it! Great way to use up scraps and get something useful. Yay!

  2. That is great! sometimes a towel is called for.

  3. Very cute for gifts! I have the same toweling left over bits. You've inspired me!

  4. Great gift idea. I will have to give these a try.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  5. perfect little baby gifts and to have some on hand .... perfect .You just never know when you may need that next little gift.
    in stitches


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