Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DIY burp cloths

Since I had some fabric on hand that I never used in the nursery, I figured I'd make some much needed burp cloths with it. It's pretty simple! I was inspired by this tutorial and made a few minor changes.

Here's what you'll need:

A towel (or similar fabric)
Fabric in the pattern of your choice
Measuring tape

I cut both the towel and the fabric in 14x17 inch pieces, but you could make these any size you'd like.

Once you have your pieces cut out, just pin them together, right sides facing each other.

Then, just sew...

Leave a small opening so you can pull your fabric right side out.

Snip off the extra fabric on your corners for a better end result...

Almost done...

Sew a top stitch around the entire border to close the small opening.

Now you're done!

Here's another one I did without the top stitch all the way around. 

There you have it! Super easy and cute:)

Have you done any quick and easy sewing lately? Tell me about it in the comments!


  1. Those turned out really cute! What a smart way to use your extra fabric.

  2. @Kristen

    Thanks Kristen! Glad you like them:)

  3. those are the cutest burp clothes I have ever seen!!

  4. Those are awesome Rachel! You are so talented!

  5. @Genevieve
    You're too sweet, thanks Genevieve!

  6. What kind of sewing machine do you use? All of your sewing is just beautiful!!

  7. @Lauren

    Hi Lauren! Thank you so much!

    I have a Janome Jem Gold 660. It's been great and it's perfect for a beginner like me:)

  8. "Once you have your pieces cut out, just pin them together, back to back."
    This should read: right sides together, or front of fabric toward the terrycloth.

    1. Thanks! You are right....that is a much better way of saying it! I will make the correction!

  9. Hi Rachel,
    These are so perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Just curious, how did you close the opening when you did it without top stitching all the way around? Thank you!
    Amber P.

    1. Thanks, Amber! I closed the opening just by top stitching in that area (and not continuing all the way around). Hope that helps!

  10. Very nice burp cloths, really cute

  11. Very cute. I don't have any little ones around, so I made a big one for a bathroom rug. Easy, washable, used old towel and fabric stash.

  12. Do I need to pre-wash both materials before I begin this project?


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