What do you sew a seamstress? What can you build a carpenter? It's always difficult to think of gifts for the crafty sort...but I received the most perfect sewn gift for my sweet baby Ollie that I would have never made myself. Cloth baby wipes! Even having one child's worth of cloth diapers under my belt, I had never considered the idea of reusable wipes – until I was given some.
First finding out that they were made from upcycled flannel receiving blankets hooked me on the idea. I then considered the prospect of not having to go to the store in the middle of the night for a case of wipes and was sold – hook, line and sinker.
Seven weeks in and the wipes are divine. I even carry my squirt bottle with solution (water, baby oil, lavender shampoo) out and about...the disposable wipes don't even make the short list for trips around town. So when a crafty friend had a new baby just a few days ago, there was only one gift to give/make. Here's what a set of girly wipes looks like:
Here are the specs:
2 receiving blankets (generic store brand 100% cotton flannel)
cut in 6" squares (making smaller wipes from the scraps)
stitch right-sides-together, flip, press, top-stitch border
So simple and they'll wear like iron. Here are a few additional uses for cloth baby wipes (not that I would be taking these from personal experience):
breast milk cleanup
big kid faces
general household cleaning
...you name it...they're all over my house and the first thing I grab in a sticky situation!
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