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.