FREE Burp Cloth Pattern! The Baby Burp Cloth Pattern comes in three different styles and is so easy to make. The burp cloth can be made with Terry cloth, flannel, quilting cotton, or minky fabric. Or Upcycle old towels or t-shirts for a simple diy burp rag. Burp cloths make a fantastic baby shower gift for any new mother. Pair it with the Baby Bib Pattern for a much loved gift.
The simple tutorial will show you step by step how to sew the burp cloth in 10 minutes. The professional PDF Pattern Template comes color coded style options.
The burp cloth pattern comes in 3 available styles:
- Slim Contoured
- Full Contoured
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SUPPLIES NEEDED TO SEW A BURP CLOTH
- Baby Burp Cloth Pattern Template (Available in the Resource Library - Sign up to Access)
- 2 Half Yards of Cotton, Flannel, Terry Cloth, or Minky Fabric
- Pins or Wonderclips
- Sewing Machine Needle
- Scissors or Rotary Blade and Cutting Mat
BABY BURP CLOTH PATTERN AND TUTORIAL SEWING INSTRUCTIONS
Time needed: 15 minutes.
How to Sew a Baby Burp Cloth with FREE Pattern
- PRINT OUT THE PATTERN TEMPLATE
Print out the pattern template. To print the file: Save File to Computer. Then open the file up and print. DO NOT check fit to page. You will want to print the actual size.
- CUT OUT BURP CLOTH FROM FABRIC
Using the burp cloth pattern template as a guide, cut out two burp cloth pieces. You will need to fold the fabric in half and place the pattern piece on the edge of the fold where it points to on the template. You can use coordinating fabrics for both the front and back or cotton on the front and a soft and absorbent Terry cloth on the back as shown above.
- PLACE BURP CLOTH PIECES RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER
Place the burp cloth front and back pieces right sides together (RST) and pin or clip carefully in place, being sure to pin amply along the curves to prevent it from shifting while sewing. With the pins mark a 2 - 3 inch opening along the bottom. This will be where you pull it through to turn it right side out.
- SEW AROUND THE BURP CLOTH
Using a 1/2" seam allowance sew all the way around the raw edge of the burp cloth, starting at the first pin marking the opening and ending at the pin marking the other side of the opening. Backstitch in place at both the beginning and end.
- CLIP NOTCHES IN CURVES
Clip notches in the outer curves of fabric being sure not to clip the thread. On the inner curves make straight line snips. This will help the burp cloth to sit better when it is turned right side out.
- TURN RIGTH SIDE OUT
Turn the burp cloth right side out. Use your fingers to roll the seams flat and press.
- TUCK THE OPENING UNDER
Fold and tuck the fabric in the opening under and press. Pin in place.
- TOPSTITCH AROUND THE BURP CLOTH
Topstitch around the outside edge of the burp cloth including over the opening. Top stitching should be about 1/8" from the edge so that the fold in the opening is stitched close. Press burp cloth again to give it a nice finish.