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 goes with the burp until it is accompanied by a bit of spit-up. Oops, that is not so cool!! Welcome the most amazing BURP CLOTH pattern!
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 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.
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
Burp Clothes need to be absorbent and soft on 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. A fat quarter of fabric and toweling is enough to make a couple of burp cloths.
Download your Burp Cloth Pattern
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 80% scale.
Click to Download the pattern (pattern pieces only)
Trim the edges of the boxes and stick the pages together like this.
NEW! You can now download the pattern and instructions all in one file by adding it to your cart. Don’t worry – it is still free! Get the complete burp cloth pattern.
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 (53×23 cm) in size. Cut one piece from cotton fabric and one from toweling.
Burp Cloth Pattern: The Video
Here is a short video on how to make the burp clothes. It really is very easy! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for weekly sewing and craft videos.
Sewing the Burp Cloth Pattern
Step 1: Put your fabric and toweling with RIGHT sides together and stitch all the way around with a 3/8 inch (1cm) seam allowance. Leave a 2-inch gap (5cm) 0n one side as shown. For the one-sided contoured burp cloth, leave the gap on the straighter side.
Step 2: Clip around the corners and curves.
Step 3: 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.
Can you believe you have finished your burp cloth already? How fast was that? Now get going on your next fabric – babies like burping 🙂