Friday, August 28, 2009

Rounded Burp Cloth w/ Pattern

I have a lot of burp cloths left over from my son, but I wanted some cute ones for my daughter and I can't find really cute ones . . . then I stumbled upon this pink heart fabric at Jo-Ann's and fell in love with it. So I decided to make some cute ones for my daughter - ones that I wouldn't be embarassed to use in public since my others are all stained or plain and boring.

  • For the front, I used flannel - depending on the layout of the print pattern, you can get about a 1/4 of a yard or less to make multiple cloths. I bought 1/4 yard of the pink fabric and would be able to get 5 burp cloths out of it
  • I cut up some kitchen waffle towels to make the back - they are microfiber and really absorbant, plus they don't slip around since the towel clings a bit. I found a 2-pack of these plain white ones at Wal-Mart for about $3.50. I got 2 pieces out of the one towel with some left over if I wanted to make a smaller rectangle one.
Steps to make 2 burp cloths:
  1. Cut 4 pieces of fabric from pattern (download pattern here). I used flannel for the 2 fronts and 2 backs out of microfiber waffle towel.
  2. Place right sides together and pin the pieces to eachother
  3. Sew at 1/4" seam allowance (or at the presser foot) . . . BUT leave a couple inches on one of the sides un-sewn
  4. Turn the cloth right side out through the hole you left in the side seam
  5. Iron edges
  6. Top-stitch around the entire edge to keep in place and to close the hole in the side - I sewed it pretty close to the edge

Optional - I added a white circle with a green heart on one end with wonder under (applique). After ironing the pieces on, I stitched around the edge of the circle to add detail.


  1. I recently made some burp cloths with flannel on one side and cloth diaper fabric on the other. I like this kitchen towel idea. I bet it would be a bit thicker than the diaper fabric. Going to have to try this.

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  4. This is great! I too have my sons old burp clothes, but nothing real sweet for my lil' girl... hmmm, now I just need to go find the fabric that I want!