The baby gift sets were being made with white terry cloth and chevron Cuddle fabrics provided to me courtesy of Shannon Fabrics, so I wanted to figure out a unique way to make the wash cloths a mix of both of these wonderful fabrics. In doing so, I put together A sewVery Simple Baby Wash Cloth Tutorial!
I designed the baby wash cloth to basically be a mini hooded towel for your hand. By simply adding this triangle of terry cloth to the design, you can be sure the wash cloth stays on the palm of your hand while washing a baby or a toddler. It works by sliding your fingertips into the wash cloth pocket instead of having to fold over the end of the washcloth. And the way the pocket is sewn onto the wash cloth, you can flip it to either the terry cloth or the Cuddle fabric side.
The terry cloth is soft and not too thick, making it ideal to couple with the thicker Cuddle fabric, and both are super absorbent. Another great thing about Shannon Fabrics is that they offer a wide variety of Cuddle prints and textures instead of just the basic embossed dot design you find at chain fabric stores. These Cuddle fabrics are super soft and are much easier to work with than the minky you find in other stores. I found that the Shannon Fabrics' Cuddle didn't stretch or slip and slide as much when I sewed with it, making it a cinch to sew together these baby wash cloths!
Ready to make several for baby gifts or to use at home with your own kids? Then let's get started!
It's that simple! My kids love using these in the tub, especially if they have a boo-boo that they are particularly sensitive about washing. Which reminds me, I need to make them some more and a few extras for baby gifts!
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