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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths DIY Sewing Pattern

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free template

Here’s an easy, fun and practical gift for new arrivals: Planes, Trains and Automobiles burp cloths. Friends Tamara and Jon recently welcomed Lucas, little brother to adorable Sienna, and I made these especially for him.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free template

Now while this craft has little to do with the classic movie, the idea of using it as a theme made me smile anyway. I reused my airplane shape for this project and drew two new shapes for the car and train. One sewn, I rolled each burp cloth and wrapped with an orange satin ribbon.

Del Griffith would be proud.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free template

Supplies for making planes, trains and automobiles burp cloths:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free sewing template

First print and cut out my free planes, trains and automobiles template.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free sewing template

Cut a piece of fusible interfacing slightly larger than the cut shape and iron to the wrong side of your blue fabric.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free sewing template

Put the shape face down on top of the interfacing and trace with a pen.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free sewing template

Cut out your shape using good fabric scissors.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free sewing template

Fold the diaper in half. Center your shape about 2-3 inches from the cloth bottom.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free sewing template

Using a tight zigzag stitch, sew around your shape. Remember to backstitch. Repeat for the all three shapes.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free sewing template

Officer: “Do you feel this vehicle is safe for the highways?”
Del: “Yes. Yes sir I do.”

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Burp Cloths free sewing template

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Sue

Saturday 6th of January 2018

Thanks for the quick reply, and for the additional links, I have left over heat and bond lite from an applique alphabet book I've already made for him, so that will come in handy. This is from the woman that has never sewn 'crafts' only clothes and window treatments...I'll learn lots from this grandbaby!

Kathy

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Sue, thanks for the update. I hope the heat and bond lite worked well on the burp cloths. Enjoy your grandbaby snuggles!

Sue

Saturday 6th of January 2018

These are so cute, sewing again for anxiously awaited grandson! One question, I bought prefolded diapers for other project, since you fold the diaper in half before appliqueing, are you using flat fold diapers?

I'm think of trying this on a 100% cotton terry hand towel for a burp cloth.

Thank you for sharing your talent.

Kathy

Saturday 6th of January 2018

Hi Sue! I only folded it in half to figure out the placement. I should have then said in the instructions that I opened it up again before sewing the applique on -- if you look very closely at the photos, my appliques are actually like in the bottom lower right corner of the burp cloths but I really think you could put these on anywhere on your hand towel that looks good. However, to make it easier to applique, you may want to get Heat n Bond Lite instead because then the applique won't shift on the towel when you sew it on. Check it out on my Felt Stove project here: https://www.merrimentdesign.com/felt-stove-diy-kids-play-kitchen-roll-put-away.php Lastly, I also have a free curved burp cloth pattern here where I used an old towel and it was super absorbent and my favorite burp cloth :: https://www.merrimentdesign.com/curved-baby-burp-cloth-tutorial-free-pattern.php Happy sewing!

Sylvia Kidwell

Sunday 17th of August 2014

Thank You, so very much for the Plane, Train & Auto pdf. I will use the plane on baby bibs for my grandson. I was searching for burp cloth ideas and found your tutorial. The baby's room is airplane themed, not easy to find plane designs for babies! I'm sure the Train & Auto will also be used as well for both grandsons, as well!

Judith

Sunday 15th of September 2013

I would like to make this for a very young friend of mine, how do I print it? I cannot find the PDF link. Thanks

Kathy Beymer

Tuesday 17th of September 2013

Hi Judith, try this link:

https://www.merrimentdesign.com/images/Planes-trains-automobiles-burp-cloths.pdf

Let me know how it works for you and your very young friend!

Loretta

Thursday 4th of October 2012

Love it! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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