DIY Burp Cloth How-to

Yesterday we made a Pocket Bib and today we are making a matching terry burp cloth so we have a DIY bib & burp cloth gift set.  This burp cloth is wildly simple.

I used a terry hand towel but you could use any fabric you prefer.  Get the full burp cloth tutorial after the jump
And thanks for the post Craft Gossip!

1. Wash, iron and cut your fabric.  I used the same Alexander Henry Canyon flutter in pink that i used for the pocket bib and a terry hand towel.  You can make it any size you like, just add 1/2″ for the seam allowance.  I cut my fabric 18″ X 8″.

2. Pin your fabrics together right sides facing:

3.  Sew them together with 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a hole for turning and back stitching at the beginning and end:
4.  Trim the edges, clip the corners and turn it right side out, then iron it nice and flat:
5.  Top stitch around the edge, closing the turning hole as you go:
Package it up with a matching bib and you’ve got an adorable gift set in under an hour for under $5!




I can't sew very well, but I think I can handle this. I just won't let anyone look at my crooked stitches too closely, right?!


This is much better than another method I was thinking of. And I can get all the materials at the thrift store! Thanks for sharing 🙂


I made one! It turned out cute, but the edges are wavy. How did you get yours so straight? My seams were sewn straight and I ironed it well.


Do these have issues in the wash without putting extra stitching in the middle somewhere to keep the two pieces from pulling away from each other?


OOOOOO!!! It looks so easy!! I have to try this!!!!!!
Thank you so much!!!!
Baby girl is due in 2 weeks so I better get movin'


I love this!I just made a few gifts using this burp cloth tutorial! I plan to share your link on my own blog! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

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