Part of my make-do-without-challenge is to make do with what I have on hand....that means NOT running to buy new fabric every time I get the whim AND challenging myself to be creative for gift giving occasions!
This is what I came up with.
I made two burp cloths and a receiving blanket. The receiving blanket is super easy to make....the burp cloths, although not exactly hard, require a bit more patience. I used flannel I had on hand, as well as cloth diapers I already had.
The receiving blanket is basically a big square with the edges hemmed. if I had a fancy machine it would have been cute to use a decorative seam. I just used a zig-zag. It's only a light weight one layer but you could double it to make it a bit heavier but still lighter than a blanket.
The burp cloths were a bit trickier. I tried doing one by zig-zagging on top of the fabric on each side...well, it came out *ok*. The other I folded the fabric under and sewed a straight stitch across the top. It turned out well enough in a pinch but I think I could have taken my time a bit more.
To top it off a tossed in one of the extra owl pillows I had made. Cute!