"How do you make your burp cloths? I have 12 prefold diapers that I want to turn into cute burp clothes, but I'm not sure how to do it and I need some cheap ideas."
In my experience, prefold diapers make the best burp cloths for babies! They are just so absorbent and are designed to hold up in the wash time after time. After a while they can get kind of grungy looking though, so lots of people personalize or decorate them in some way with ribbon or fun fabric.
I don't have how-to photos, but the ones I make are really easy. I cut a rectangle of cute fabric (or flannel for even more softness and absorbency!) 1 to 2 inches longer then the length of the burp cloth and 1 inch or so wider then I want it to be on my burpcloth. I iron in the sides and one of the ends of the rectangle about 1/2 inch and then pin it on the cloth diaper all the around those 3 sides. I fold under and press the end that I didn't press before once I have it in place on the cloth diaper so that I get the correct length for that particular cloth diaper. Sometimes they vary slightly, so that's why I do the last end once I've already got the other end and sides pinned in place. Then I topstitch with a straight stitch all the way around, removing pins as I go.
Make sense? Ask me if you have any other questions!
Here are a bunch of links with different ideas for decorating burpcloths.
http://chickpeastudio.typepad.com/chickpea_sewing_studio/diaper-burp-cloth-tutoria.html (this first one is just like how I do mine, only she has photos!)
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