Baby Burp Cloths with Tutorial!!


Big surprise, 2 days until my due date and I am posting yet another baby project.  This one has includes a little tutorial.  Since I don’t really do tutorials, let’s see how this one goes.  It’s simple, so it shouldn’t be too hard.  Are you ready?  I think I am.  Here we go!

Remember those cute bibs I made a while back using Rae’s tutorial from Sew Mama Sew?  I decided that I wanted to make some matching burp cloths.  IMG_0400

Here’s what I did:


1. Make yourself a pattern.  I traced a Gerber burp cloth to make my pattern, but if you don’t have one, no worries!  All you need to do is draw a rectangle that is 7” by 18” and round the corners.  Easy, right?  (So that it would fit on a normal size piece of paper, I just folded it in half so that it was 7”by 9” with a fold line.)

2. For each burp cloth, I cut out 2 pieces of terry cloth using my pattern.  You could use 1 if your material is thicker, but I wanted to make sure these were extra absorbent.  You will also need a pack of bias tape (or you can make your own, like I did- here’s a great tutorial from Dana) and any embellishments you may want to add.  I chose simple strips of fabric that matched my home made bias tape.


3. Decide on the placement of your embellishments and pin and stitch in place to one layer of your terry cloth:IMG_0392

4. Grab your second piece of terry cloth and stitch or serge to your pretty top piece.  I serged mine as I love any excuse to use my serger.  But I would think any stitch close to the edge would work.  We’re just doing this so the next step is easier as this stitch will be covered up by the next step.

If you serged them together, you could probably stop here and have fully functional burp cloths, but I’m not quite done yet!


5. Attach your bias tape and you are done!  Wait!  How do you attach bias tape?  I’m not going to re-invent the wheel here, so I’m going to direct you to another one of Dana’s tutorials.

And there you have it!  Super simple burp cloths that are pretty and functional!


I have been working on more than just burp cloths recently.  I made yet another of my simple baby blankets.  This time I made a Snoopy one for me:


The print on it makes me happy! 

Oh yeah, you may have noticed a new name up there ^.  Sew Fancy.  I’m trying it out.  I think I like it, what do you think?

I have a few other things in progress that I will post when I get the chance.  But if you don’t hear from me, hopefully that means our little one has decided to show up.  She is due to arrive any day now!  We are so excited!

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:


    here is a really cute outfit!