Last week, I shared with you how to make a flannel baby blanket. If you made the blanket, you know there will be some extra flannel material. I have been using the extra flannel material to make baby washcloths!
The steps are very similar to making a blanket, just a little smaller this time.
Find a coordinating terry cloth material to go with your flannel print. You will not find a lot of choices for terry cloth at the fabric store, so just pick something that will match most of the flannel you have on hand.
I use my quilting tools to cut out 6 inch squares from the flannel print and terry cloth.
With right sides of one flannel print and one terry cloth square pinned together, I take my scissors and slightly round each of the corners.
Time to move to the sewing machine! I use about a 1/4 inch seam on these, but remember to leave an opening to turn these right side out!
Clip each of the corners like you did for the blanket.
Pull in the right side out through the opening you left.
Give each wash cloth a press with the iron.
Back to the sewing maching to zig-zag stitch around.
Time for some thread and a needle to stitch closed that opening.
Ta da! In less than one hour and for less than $5, you can have a really nice homemade baby gift!