DIY Burp Cloth Tutorial

DIY: Burp Cloth Tutorial

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Burp cloths are one of the essentials  when you have a new baby. I can’t keep track of the number of times I have tossed my little one over my shoulder and without fail… he spews! (I still haven’t learned my lesson yet!)

The best part about making a DIY burp cloth besides it being one of the simplest things to make, is that you can make it out of just about any absorbent fabric! I like to up cycle xl t-shirts and make matching bandana style dribble bibs! So, let’s jump right in!

For this project you will need:

Tools Needed


  • absorbent fabric (I like to use t-shirt/jersey knit and flannel)
  • free burp cloth pattern
  • scissors or rotary cutter
  • ruler
  • sewing machine

Step 1:

Print the pattern making sure not to scale it.

Step 2:

Step 2


Fold your fabric so it is just wide enough for the pattern. Trace the pattern on your t-shirt and flannel then cut it out.


Step 3:



With right sides of the 2 fabrics facing each other, start sewing using a 1/4in. seam (already in pattern). Stop sewing about 2in from where you started.

Step 4:



Flip the burp cloth right sides out

Step 5:



Fold in the opening and top stitch all the way around, closing up the opening.

You’re Done!! Admire your awesome handy work and whip up a bunch more!!


Don’t forget to comment! I’d love to see your creations!

Evolution of a Mom

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