Baby fever is REAL people. Everyone seems to be having babies or getting pregnant! Just like a few years ago when it seemed like everyone was getting engaged or getting married! I have had a bunch of baby showers this summer/fall and have loved making homemade baby gifts!
I got this idea to use minky fabric from Chelsea at Life with My Littles. It got me really excited to create soft and cute burp rags for all the new coming little ones in my life! BUT Minky? Have you ever sewed with MINKY?! It’s crazy soft but it is rather high maintenance. It sheds, it slips, and it is just overall difficult. SO, after making about 30 of these rags I have a few tips and suggestions to make it easier for those of us that struggle with frustrating fabrics.
- First off, you need to pin it like crazy. I’m talking like 20 pins.
- Cut the minky fabric slightly larger than the cotton (so if it slips, it won’t matter!)
- Sew the right sides together using a 1/2 inch seam.
- Sew the minky on the bottom and the cotton on top. It seems to slip less this way
I bought a yard of each fabric and it made about 15 burp rags.
Cut out your fabric into about 10×18 inch rectangles, making the Minky one slightly larger. You can make them smaller or larger too! You need one side to be minky and the other side to be cotton or flannel. Pin the right sides together. Pin about a half inch in, a nice large seam will help when sewing the final opening together. Also too small of a seam will rip through the slippery, shedding minky!
Sew around each side. When you get to the last side leave about a 2 inch opening, so you can pull the fabric through to the right side!
I had to trim the edges off of my fabric due to slippage! There was some minky hanging off one side and some cotton hanging off another! No matter how many pins I put, it still happened!!
Pull the fabric through so it is right side out!
A great way to get the corners nice and pointy is to use a pin to snag and pull out the fabric to a point.
Sew a 1/4 inch seam around the rag now that it is right side out. Make sure to fold and tuck the opening so it is caught by the stitches!
Can’t wait to give these pretty rags away!
Blue fabrics are from Joann’s and the top is from Fabric Bubb! Love, love, love fabric bubb!!!!