A How To: Burp Cloths

3 Sep

I’ve been making burp cloths almost as long as I have been blogging but I don’t think I’ve ever done a how to on it! The idea came from a family member who swore I could make them and wanted a few for a baby shower. Her confidence gave me a boost of energy so much so that I ran out to target that morning and bought a pack of diaper cloths to make pretty with fabric ❀

That’s where I started and this is what I ended up coming up with. Making my own burp cloths from scratch. It didn’t take long for me to get irritated with the fabric of diaper cloths as well as their unevenness! It drove me bonkers to the point where I said, “I can make these suckers myself – and better!!”

So here we have it. A How To for Burp Cloths made by me!


I start with two pieces of flannel fabric. One decorative and one plain for the back. I flip them so that the front of the fabric faces each other. Pin the long sides and sew a straight line down. Iron the edges and then flip it inside out!


Then I cut out the middle piece of the burp cloth as well as the batting to go in between. The little white piece in the middle is my tag that I made πŸ™‚


Next, I measure and put the batting and top material down the middle section and pin! Then comes the hardest part. Fold in the top and bottom edges so that they are even, iron, and pin.


Sew along all the edges and make sure not to forget your tag if you are adding one!


Then there you have it! A burp cloth in the shape and thickness, (if not a little thicker) MUCH softer, with full coverage for those messy babies πŸ˜‰

It takes me about an hour to make 2 burp cloths so they aren’t that easy to punch out a bunch of them, but now that I have my system down it definitely makes for a fun gift to give as well as pretty darn cute πŸ˜‰

4 Responses to “A How To: Burp Cloths”

  1. mommysorganics September 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Great job! So cute. If you ever do a no sew version let me know:)

    • underestimatedmom September 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      oh absolutely! It would be a little more difficult but you could use iron on fusing web – I’ll give that a try and let you know if it works. It might not be as durable in the wash like a sewn one would be but who knows!?

      • mommysorganics September 5, 2012 at 7:25 am #

        that’s true. It you do make one, I’d love to put a link to it for a no sew project. Have a great day:)

      • underestimatedmom September 5, 2012 at 7:28 am #

        Sure thing!

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