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DIY Burp Cloths!

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I had forgotten how messy babies are, but our newest little one has quickly reminded me. From spit up, to boogers, to eye crust, milk dribbles, and spit I feel like I’m always wiping something off him. The burp cloths are the store are not only expensive, but the designs are lacking and quality questionable. I knew I could make some of my own for a lot cheaper. With sales on fabric combined with coupons you can get cute fabric patterns for fairly cheap.

DIY burp cloths

I ended up making 2 different sizes of burp cloths – 9 1/2″ W x 17″ L (pictured) and 12″ W x 18″ L. I like having the different sizes on hand for big or small messes and these were so easy to make that I’ll be throwing together a bunch of them. For the front I used a fun cotton print and the back I used a soft N fluffy fleece. Fleece, Chenille, and Minky are great to use for the back layer since they’re soft and absorbant.

  • Cut your square. Whatever size. Mine were technically rectangles…9×14.
  • Place the front of the chenille and front of the patterned material together and pin {so it looks inside out}.
  • Sew all the way around all four sides, leaving appx 2 inches un-sewn.
  • Use the 2″ hole to flip your fabric right sides out. Use a pencil or something long to help poke out the corners.
  • Tuck the rough edges of the hole under and hand stitch the hole closed. If you don’t want to hand stitch the top closed you can top stitch a little less than 1/4″ around the burp rag  making sure the opening is tucked in to be flush with the rest of the burp rag.



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Monday 7th of August 2017

These are so cute and such a good idea! I like to make up gift baskets for new babies, and I often have fabric scraps, now I know what I can do with them that they will get used for sure!

Amy Deeter

Monday 16th of November 2015

These are super adorable. I will have to show my friend these for her little girl

Richard Hicks

Friday 30th of January 2015

Very nice and not hard at all to do. WOuld make nice baby shower gift too


Wednesday 10th of December 2014

Looks so cute! I am going to make these


Friday 20th of June 2014

I ended up making a few of these and gave to my new nephew and a co-worker for her baby. They absolutely love them! Thank you again for sharing this!

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