As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve wasted no time breaking Hazel in – she’s just finished helping me make a cool 55 simple, double-sided flannel baby wipes:
Finished the whole stack of ’em in no time flat. It was magical. A lot of zigzagging, a few bobbin refills, and that was that. Hoopling’s butt is ready to be wiped.
They were the easiest things ever, but if you really must have more details:
I took about 10-12 different flannels and cut them to 7″ square. Then I put them all in a canvas grocery bag, and mixed ’em up:
Here is where I tried *really really hard* to turn off my Type-A brain: for each wipe, I just reached into the bag and grabbed two squares, matched them right-side out, then stitched them together in a zig-zag at 3/8″ and pinked the edges for good measure.
Nothin’ to it, seriously.
(This one is my most favorite):
I gave them a nice warm wash and dry with vinegar and soap nuts along with the flannel rag blanket (still forthcoming, that post…), and they puffed up and frayed most endearingly:
Just *tell* me you don’t want to nom that sandwich. I dare you. (I mean, since they haven’t touched baby poop yet.)
I do love flannel so. It may be my most favorite of all the fabrics.
What should I sew next? I’m thinking about stitching up one of the quilts that Grandma cut for me, or maybe making some burp cloths for Hoopling.