Welcome the most amazing BURP CLOTH pattern! We always offer praise for the infamous burp coming from a baby. It makes mother and baby so happy and bright. ‘Well done’, we say to the baby…..good job! All sorts of encouragement go with the burp until it is accompanied by a bit of spit-up. Oops, that is not so cool!!
Burp Cloth Pattern Tutorial
This burp cloth pattern takes care of the little (or not so little) messy, wet burps. They even have a great shelf life and use after the early stages of a baby’s life.
Burp cloths can be recycled as face cloths or useful baby wipes at the high chair ‘I can feed myself stage’. Making your own set of burp cloths is a rewarding and cost-effective way to add to your baby’s wardrobe and makes quick and easy gifts for baby showers.
This burp cloth pattern comes with 3 shapes to suit everyone and they are all equally as easy to sew.
The shapes are:
- The Rectangle
- Two Sided Contoured
- One Sided Contoured
Supplies for a Burp Cloth Pattern
- Cotton fabric for top
- Towel or terry cloth for the bottom
- Sewing supplies - Sewing machine, pins, needle, thread
- Cutting supplies - Scissors or rotary cutter and cutting mat.
Burp Clothes need to be absorbent and soft on the baby’s face. Use a 100% cotton quilting fabric on the top and toweling on the bottom. You can save money and buy a cheap towel or hand cloth for the underside. Flannel can be easy for beginners to sew and is also nice for the underside.
A fat quarter of fabric and toweling is enough to make a couple of burp cloths.
Download your Burp Cloth Pattern Template
Follow the link below to download your burp cloth pattern. It will print on your home computer and contains the 3 great burp cloth pattern shapes.
Make sure you check the 2-inch test square and print at 100% scale for a full-sized burp cloth. I also made some cute mini burp cloths for a friend's baby by printing at an 80% scale. If you are new to printing, read my article on how to print PDF patterns.
Click to Download the pattern (pattern pieces only)
Trim the edges of the boxes and stick the pages together like this.
Fabric Cutting Instructions for the Rectangle
If you are just planning on sewing the rectangle shape and don't feel like printing, the rectangle pattern is 21 x 9 inches (53x23 cm) in size. Cut one piece from cotton fabric and one from toweling.
Free Baby Burp Cloth Pattern - Video Tutorial
Here is a short video on how to make burp cloths. It really is very easy! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for weekly sewing and craft videos.
How to Sew a Burp Cloth Step by Step
Here are the instructions for sewing your burp cloths. Even beginners can do this. It is so easy!
Step 1 - Stitch Around Edge
Cut the fabric pieces. Put your fabric and toweling with RIGHT sides together and straight stitch all the way around with a ⅜ inch seam allowance (1cm). Leave a 2-inch gap (5cm) on one side, as shown. For the one-sided contoured burp cloth, leave the gap on the straighter side.
Step 2 - Clip
Clip around the corners and curves.
Step 3 - Turn and Topstitch
Turn the burp cloth to the RIGHT side through the gap. Give it a good press making sure any curves or corners are poked out well. The seam allowance at the gap will be pressed to the inside. Topstitch around the edge to close the gap and give it a final press.
Burp Cloth Pattern - In Conclusion
Can you believe you have finished your DIY burp cloth already? How fast was that? Now get going on your next fabric - babies like burping 🙂 If you have a friend who is pregnant, make a bundle of burp cloths as baby gifts.
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Burp Cloth Pattern
- Printable Pattern
- Sewing Basics Sewing machine, pins, thread
- Cotton Fabric
- Towelling Fabric
- Cut one front and one back from the burp cloth pattern. Put them right sides together and stitch around the outside leaving a gap.
- Clip around any corners or curves.
- Turn the right way out. Press and Topstitch.
- Make a few in different colors for gifts.
Thanks so much for the pattern! I have made a ton of these for gifts! I went to make some for twins and low and behold...I can't find the pattern. You are such a blessing to provide 2 differnet ones. Thanks again!
Here is a link to the free pattern in my store https://treasurie.com/collections/free-sewing-patterns/products/free-sewing-pattern-burp-cloth
How do I even get the pattern? I keep clicking on stuff, but there are just so many ads for a pdf viewer, etc. I can't find the actual file to download?
Thank you so much!
These are so wonderful! I made four for a baby shower and they turned out perfectly! Super easy directions to follow and a great suggestion on using a towel and cutting that up for the backing.
There is a printable pattern for all of them.
You gaves us shapes but what is the measurements of each expecially the bean shape ones
It definitely prints on A4. If your test square is out it will be the printer settings. Check it is at 100% scale. Sometimes the wording is different - scale none, scale original. Make sure there is no tick in the box "fit to paper" as that can make it smaller. If you still have a problem, email me with a screenshot of your printer settings. Thanks
I love these thank you so much for sharing!
What size paper are you printing them on? I am in Australia and have tried printing on both A4 (21.00cm x 29.70cm) and Letter (21.59cm x 27.94cm) and neither of those sizes did the 2" test square come out 2".
Thank you 🙂
This pattern was very easy and they are adorable. Thank you for sharing
super tutorial. Nice and simple. Have already made a stack!
Thanks so much for the instructional video and pattern! I just whipped out five of these in terry cloth/flannel for a gift and am working on the sixth. I am a beginner sewer.
Thank you for this pattern. Going to buy material today and have a go at making them.
Hi Monica, yes they are all about the same size. You can always use the pattern to make a bigger or smaller one.
Todos são 53x23 cm, só muda o modelo???
Lena L Williams
I downloaded the pattern for the burp clothes last night. This morning I went to my craft room and started working on them. 2 hours later I had 7 done and ready for a baby shower I am doing for my great niece, Ashley. So easy and cute thank-you very much. I'm going to make more for future Baby Showers.......
Cute & simple! Thanks for the great pattern. Can’t wait to get started.
I am so excited to start making some. Thanks for the pattern.
Love the burp cloth pattern