Free Baby Burp Cloth Pattern

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Learn how to make a baby burp cloth with a free sewing pattern. New moms always need several so this easy sewing project makes a great gift!

Babies are cute, but babies are messy. There’s just so much laundry to do with a little baby around. Whenever I had a baby, I always needed so many burp cloth available to use. I went through so many everyday.

I’m sharing a free baby burp cloth pattern that is the perfect beginner sewing project. It’s simple to make so you can make lots for yourself or for a baby gift. The best part is that there are so many cute flannel fabrics to choose from!

free baby burp cloth pattern

What Fabric Should I Use?

I love to use flannel when I’m making these burp cloths. Flannel is easy to find, easy to sew, and it’s absorbent. I do flannel on both sides to make them extra absorbent.

If you want to make the burp cloths even more absorbent you can put a piece of terry cloth as one of the layers or an extra layer inside.

what is a pdf sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

Free Baby Burp Cloth Pattern

how do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again. Learn how to use PDF sewing patterns.

Do you love to sewing for babies? Try some of these fun sewing projects:

edgestitch the edge to close the hole

Free Baby Burp Cloth Pattern


  • Free baby burp cloth sewing pattern (no instructions) – get it at the end of the post
  • 1/3 yard of flannel fabric for one burp cloth – 1 yard makes 6 burp cloths!
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine

Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and photo tutorial for just $5. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it. Or get the Pattern Bundle with ALL the PDF tutorials!

baby burp cloth supplies

Cut out two burp cloth pieces from the flannel fabric.

cut out two burp cloth pieces

Pin the burp cloth pieces right sides together.

pin right sides together

Sew around the edge and leave a 4 inch hole for turning. Backstitch when you start and stop.

sew around edge and leave 4 inch hole

Notch the outer curves to reduce bulk. My favorite way to do this is to use pinking shears to trim the seam allowance.

notch the outer curves

Turn the burp cloth right side out through the hole.

Press the fabric flat. Roll the seams out with your finger to bring the seam out as far as possible.

turn right side out and press flat

Edgestitch around the edge for a nice look and to close the hole.

Make several more burp cloths since they are so easy!

edgestitch the edge to close the hole

Get the Free Sewing Pattern here!

Free Baby Burp Cloth Pattern

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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