Making Burp Cloths for Infants

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Babies can go through several burp cloths a day. Sewing up a supply of these useful items is quick and easy. Use them for your baby or give as gifts to the new parents. This is a page about making burp cloths for infants.


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I had extra fabric after making bibs for my niece. You never have enough burp clothes when babies are small, at least not many that look fun, so I made these for my brother and his wife. They're also large enough to mop up spills when my niece gets older.

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1


  • 1/2 yd flannel
  • 1 spool thread
  • 1 cloth diaper
  • straight pins
  • sewing shears
  • hand needle


  1. Pin cloth diaper to preshunk flannel, make sure to measure 5/8 of an inch all the way around the cloth diaper for the seam allowance.
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  3. Cut out fabric, cutting along edge. The outer edge of pins used to mark seam allowance.
  4. Pin wrong sides together making sure to leave a 2-3 inch opening to turn right side out.
  5. Stitch using a 5/8 inch seam allowance.
  6. Trim edges.
  7. Turn right side out.
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  9. Hand stitch opening closed.
  10. Optional: Add a decorative stitch to the edge.
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I bought $1.00 receiving blankets at the dollar store, and some terry cloth on sale at the fabric store. I made 4 burping cloths out of one receiving blanket. If you have a serger you can put them together in a snap.

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