For all of you who thought the Sweet Treat Towels from Monday would be the perfect birthday gift for a friend, I have another little project for you that would make the perfect gift for a boy baby shower. These little Necktie Burp Cloths use the same basic appliqué techniques as the towels, so even a beginner can easily do this project.

Start with some quality pre-folded cloth diapers, some fabric of your choice, and some Heat n Bond or other iron-on adhesive.

Next, make a 2-piece pattern of a tie, cutting on a fold to make it symmetrical.

Following the instructions on the package, iron the Heat n Bond to the back of your fabrics and use the pattern to cut out the tie.

Then, peel the backing off the adhesive and iron the tie onto the bottom half of a cloth diaper.

Lastly, just sew a zig-zag stitch around the border of the tie. You may want to use a contrasting thread color to get a nice outline for the tie.

That’s all there is to it! So, dust off the sewing machine and whip up a few of these for a sweet baby boy gift.

Here’s a little online shopping list for the supplies you’ll need for this project:

3-Ply Pre-folded Cloth Diapers

Heat N Bond Adhesive

I’ll be sharing this how-to with some of these sites.