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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!
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.
Do you love to sewing for babies? Try some of these fun sewing projects:
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Free Baby Burp Cloth Pattern
- 1/3 yard of flannel fabric for one burp cloth – 1 yard makes 6 burp cloths!
- Sewing tools
- Sewing machine
- Free baby burp cloth sewing pattern (no instructions) – get it at the end of the post
Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and photo tutorial for just $3. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it.
Cut out two burp cloth pieces from the flannel fabric.
Pin the burp cloth pieces right sides together.
Sew around the edge and leave a 4 inch hole for turning. Backstitch when you start and stop.
Notch the outer curves to reduce bulk. My favorite way to do this is to use pinking shears to trim the seam allowance.
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.
Edgestitch around the edge for a nice look and to close the hole.
Make several more burp cloths since they are so easy!
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!