Baby Wash Cloths {Tutorial}

So moving right along with our little baby basket cake…
Today I am going to show you how to make the little baby wash cloths. These wash cloths are by far the most used item in our household that I make. I just love them! For the tub I make them with a minky backing and for the kitchen I use a terry cloth backing. When making these for a baby or myself, I don’t usually add a flannel batting. You know, little wash cloths and little baby parts just go together better. But some people prefer a thicker wash cloth and that is fine, just use flannel as your batting. This is a great beginner project! So those of you that want to start sewing, then this is the one to start with. So grab that machine and some fabric and lets get sewing!
Baby Wash Cloths (8″ x 8″) Tutorial
(allow 15 minutes to complete)

Materials Needed:

*Small scraps of cotton fabric and minky about 9″ x 9″.

*Flannel scraps 9″ x 9″ to use for batting (optional). I prefer to make my wash cloths without the flannel just because my kiddo’s are little and they prefer little lighter weight wash cloths for their hands.

*Card stock to make an 8″ x 8″ template with rounded corners.

Trace around the template onto the wrong side of your cotton fabric.

Pin together the cotton fabric and minky fabric, right sides together. (If you are using flannel as a batting, layer it underneath the minky fabric now.) Sew directly on the marks while leaving a 1 1/2″ opening for turning right side out. Trim off excess fabric except at the opening.

Use your lint roller to remove any fuzzies and spray to remove your marks.

Turn right side out and iron flat. Top stitch around edge of wash cloth.

Pretty easy right?

Just in case you cannot tell by the photo, I made 15 of them. They are great to use in the tub, washing up after meal time or for cleaning those little heiny’s if you are a cloth diaper using momma.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this, I think I shall do some over the long weekend!

  2. Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother says:

    These are so darling – I wish I had these tutorials 2 years ago when I was getting ready for my daughter…although I would have had to make everything gender neutral :)

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  4. Great tute and super quick. Thank you.

  5. Super helpful:)

  6. These are really cute. As a newbie sewer, I've been looking for some simple projects. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Christina,
    these are precious!! I will definitely have to make some of these for my little one…I love all the colors and fabrics you used too!! so cute:)

    Thanks for sharing the how-to!!

  8. Those are darling…and 15…you know newborns!

  9. This is such a cute idea!! Thanks for the tute! I've never used minky before. Is it absorbent?

  10. Jane's Fabrics and Quilts says:

    I Love this, I am so going to make them!! I just finished making your casserole carrier. I blogged about it and linked back to your tutorial. thank you so much!

  11. I love your blog!! May I ask where you buy your patterns? they are beautiful!

    Thank you!

  12. I REALLY love this idea!!

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  13. Heather Bahm says:

    Do you pre-wash your fabrics before sewing?

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