The Princess and Her Mattresses- DIY Baby Gift

April 24, 2015


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I have a dear friend that is about to have her first girl after four boys! I wanted to give her a gift that would be special. A gift that could celebrate her sweet baby girl.

The “mattresses” are burp cloths and are super simple to make (tutorial below).

The “princess” is a little more complicated but actually comes together fairly quick. I have made lots and lots of

these little dolls

. They are the perfect gift for any little girl. 

The instructions can be found


from Martha Stewart.  

(Just be warned that for the arms and legs you need to add an extra 1/4 inch seem allowance or else they are too skinny.)

The Burp cloths are made from cloth diapers and cotton fabric.

Alright, let’s get started!

You will need:

  • scrap fabric (6″ x 20″)
  • cloth diapers 

First, iron your fabric and cloth diapers.

Then measure the center section of your cloth diaper. This is where we will sew on the pretty fabric. Mine measured 3 1/2″ x 17 3/4″.

Add one inch to that measurement and cut your fabric. I cut mine 4 1/2″ x 18 3/4″. 

To save time I piled all my fabrics on top of each other and cut out all 6 at once with the rotary cutter.

Once you are finished cutting, iron the two long sides under 1/4″ and iron the short sides under 1/2″ . (I always just eyeball this.)

Then pin your ironed fabric onto the center of your cloth diaper.

Top stitch around all four sides with a 1/8″ seam allowance and you’re done!

Pretty little burp cloths.

Fit for a pretty little princess.

 Sleep tight, little one!

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