Introduction: How to Sew Burp Cloths

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These are super easy to sew and make a really cute baby shower gift.

Step 1: Gather Supplies

1/3 yard decorative fabric. 1/3 yard terrycloth, chenille or other absorbent material of your choice. Thread. Sewing machine. Rotary cutter, mat and ruler. Pins. Iron.

Step 2: Wash, Dry and Iron

Wash and dry your fabric and terrycloth or chenille. Iron your decorative fabric.

Step 3: Cut

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Cut your fabric into two 11x21" pieces. Cut your terrycloth a little larger than your fabric.

(When I sew I like to use 1/2" hems, so your finished piece will be 10x20".)

Step 4: Pin

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Pin fabric and terrycloth right sides together.

Step 5: Sew

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Sew fabric and terrycloth together. Make sure to leave a 4" opening so that you can turn your piece right side out.

Step 6: Trim

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Trim any excess terrycloth so that it is even with your decorative fabric.

Step 7: Clip

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Clip corners at a 45 degree angle.

Step 8: Turn Right Sides Out

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Turn right sides out, pushing the corners out with your fingers.

Step 9: Iron

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Iron the entire piece. Then fold in the edges of your 4" opening, press and pin.

Step 10: Topstitch

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Topstitch around the perimeter of your burp cloth.


zombiecow (author)2012-01-14

Just wanted to say thanks for such an easy and awesome tutorial I was able to make these burp clothes for a friends baby shower tomorrow I think she will be very happy! Thanks again :D

inkstainedheart (author)2010-04-22

This is a really easy to follow instructable. Have you thought about adding a list of suggested fabrics in step 1?

Is that bad that it's easy to follow?

For the decorative fabric, any 100% cotton quilting fabric will work just fine.
Terrycloth, chenille or a cloth diaper can be used for the absorbent side.

Trust me, I didn't mean that in a bad way!

Kiteman (author)2010-03-30

Hehe, I wasn't paying attention when I scanned the lists - I thought this was How to Burp Clothes...

(We used to use a couple of old "terry" (cloth) nappies to catch the few possets our boys brought up.)

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