Being in your mid-thirties comes with a lot of privileges. Being surrounded by babies is one of them. I think that in the last 5 years we welcomed more than two babies per year! And despite the fact I am far from a seasoned mom I have done my fair share of newborn shopping.
Although every newborn has its own needs and every mother does the same things a little different I found one gift that everyone loved. Bum towels! Yes that is a thing; my midwife introduced them to me. In the newborn days you can use them either after a diaper change or to swirl it around his/hers little body after his/her bath. We easily forget how small they are… As the baby gets older you can use them as facial and/or hand towels.
Have I convinced you to try and make some? They are very affordable and super quick too.
(For four towels)
- 70 cm towel fabric
- 5 ric rac trimming for each color
- Matching thread.
Cut four rectangles 48 cm long by 32 cm wide. Then cut your rick rack trimming in four equal parts.
- Serge the edges of your four rectangles. If you don’t have a serger you can use a zig-zag stich. This will prevent your edges form fraying. It is what I have done here.
- Place two rows of rick rack 5 cm apart and stitch them in place. I always use matching thread on top and white at the bobbin for a more polished look.
- Fold all edged 6 mm towards the wrong side and using a straight stitch, stich on all four sides.
I told you it was fast.