Intro: 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.