Jessica Giardino

How to Sew a Cute Baby Washcloth

Jessica Giardino
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Duration:   7  mins

Washcloths are a great quick and easy sewing project to make. Jessica Giardino shows you how to make a cute baby washcloth embellished with twill tape and explains how to make a larger adult size too.


For this baby washcloth sewing project Jessica uses two different types of fabric – terry cloth and flannel. Terry cloth is most readily found in solid colors whereas flannel fabric can be found in numerous prints, so pairing the two fabrics gives a nice look. Jessica also explains that you can use just one or the other of the two fabrics, depending on the look and desired feel you want for your washcloth.

Since the terry cloth used in her baby washcloth is a solid color, Jessica shows how to add an embellishment of twill tape to one of the edges. Not only does this provide some decoration but it makes the washcloth look more like a traditional store bought washcloth. Jessica explains that any type of embellishment can be added to the washcloth but that you want to make sure it is something soft that will not scratch or irritate the skin.


After explaining the different sizes you can make a washcloth, Jessica demonstrates the first step of construction, which is rounding all four corners. Once that step is done the two pieces of fabric can be stitched together. For this project you can use either a ¼” or a ½” seam allowance. Be sure to know what seam allowance you want to use ahead of time as a larger seam allowance will make for a slightly smaller washcloth.

After it is stitched she then shows how to notch the rounded edges and finish the baby washcloth.