How to Sew Burp Cloths




Introduction: How to Sew Burp Cloths

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

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

Pin fabric and terrycloth right sides together.

Step 5: Sew

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

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

Step 7: Clip

Clip corners at a 45 degree angle.

Step 8: Turn Right Sides Out

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

Step 9: Iron

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

Step 10: Topstitch

Topstitch around the perimeter of your burp cloth.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    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


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


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    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.)