My sister is having another baby boy this spring and I thought I'd surprise her with this cute little baby burp cloth and a soft stuffed ball.
Each piece has a red plaid ribbon sticking out because I remember when my daughter was a wee thing she use to love putting tags in her mouth. So I thought I would add tags to both the toy and burp cloth.
It was so simple to make.
I choose pieces of scraps I had from my other previous projects. So this didn't cost me a thing to make, just time.
I then cut out squares and pinned the ribbon on all sides.
I then laid the other cloth on top of the printed cloth and sewed all around but making sure to leave an opening so that I can pull out the fabric inside out. But before I pulled out the fabric, I clipped the edges on each cornor.
Once this is inside out, I start at the opening and start sewing again all around the edges. And thats all!
For the ball this is what I did. I cut out four pieces of each material (total of 8) this might be to much and you can cut to 6 pieces instead. What ever you want.
and then I sewed on the one side of the edge for each piece like this...
Then I pinned the other pieces together and sewed the rest up and again making sure to leave an OPENING!
I added a polka dotted circle to finish this off and hand stitched closed.
Here is a thought... instead of a circle, cut out a heart and sew that at each end of the ball. I think that would be cute. Too bad I already sewed on the circles. But next time!
Now it is ready for a little baby to play with.
Note: You may also add a little jingle bell inside for some little noise for the baby. I didn't have any around so this one didn't have one.
Here are a couple of great tutorials on how to make a Baby Ball.
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