How to Sew Baby Burp Cloths

How to Sew Baby Burp Cloths

Free Baby Burp Cloths Pattern & Tutorial

If you’ve ever been around an infant you know that burp cloths are A MUST!

I have a new grand nephew coming so I decided to make some with prints from my Winter Barn Quilts fabric from Riley Blake Designs. I used the print on one side and a terry cloth towel I got on clearance for the back. That saves me a little money and makes them more absorbent than fabric and batting alone.

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Baby burp cloths are often made out of flannel too and you can use the same pattern and sewing method. A new mom can never have enough burp rags – they are great baby shower gift, things to sew and sell and more.

My pattern makes baby burp rags that are 19″ x 9 1/2″ – perfect for protecting even the broadest shoulders.

Supplies:

  • 1 fat quarter of fabric OR 20″ x 11″ piece of fabric
  • 1 terry cloth kitchen towel or other fabric of your choice
  • FREE Template pattern (with written directions included in the PDF)
  • Paper and printer to make your template
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine

This tutorial uses two of the Compass Star prints (C12082-BLUE & C12082-NAVY) from my Winter Barn Quilts fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs. Ask for them where you love to buy fabric. 

STEP 1: MAKE YOUR PATTERN

You can use the templates to make a full-sized pattern or make a pattern to cut on the fold, whatever your preference.

To make a full sized pattern: print two curved pieces and one rectangle. Match dashed lines and tape together.

To make a pattern to cut on the fold of your fabric: print one of each template. Then cut the rectangle piece on the CENTER FOLD LINE, discarding the second half. Match dashed lines on the curved and rectangle pieces and tape together.

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STEP 2: CUT & SEW YOUR FABRICS

I wanted to see where I could shave a few minutes off of making the burp cloths and found a way to make the cutting process a little faster.

CUT the terry towel to the burp cloth shape.

PLACE the terry towel on the right side of the fabric and pin.

SEW the two pieces together – 1/4″ from the edge of the terry towel, leaving a few inches of the straight section open for turning. (fig. 1)

THEN CUT the fabric to match the terry towel that is already sewn on top. (fig. 2)

CLIP the curves – my least favorite part. (fig. 3)

How to Sew Baby Burp Cloths - sewing fabric together

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How to Sew Baby Burp Cloths - cutting fabric

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How to Sew Baby Burp Cloths - clip curves before turning

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STEP 3: TURN, PRESS & FINISH

TURN right side out and press.

TOPSTITCH 1/8″ from the edge. (fig. 4)

OPTIONAL: If you want to quilt the burp cloth so the two pieces are secured to each other more you can. I do this when I make burp cloths from two pieces of fabric with batting in the middle but don’t find it to be necessary for the fabric / towel combo.

That’s it – you’re done!

How to Sew Baby Burp Cloths

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Make baby burp cloths to coordinate with outfits, for all the holidays or just to get that fabric scrap stash a little bit smaller.

If you make this or anything else with my fabric and post it online – tag me so I can see it!  I love to see what people create.

👶🏻 Tara Reed

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Supplies:

  • 12″ x 4″ piece of Fabric
  • 11″ x 1″ piece of interfacing or lightweight fusible fleece (optional)
  • 4″ of 1/4″ or 3/8″ flat elastic
  • 1″/33 mm Pacifier Clips (also called “Suspender Clips” or “Mitten Clips”)
  • Pacifiers with handles

This tutorial uses two of the Compass Star prints (C12082-BLUE & C12082-NAVY) from my Winter Barn Quilts fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs. Ask for them where you love to buy fabric. 

Preparing the Fabric

CUT the fabric, interfacing and elastic. Choose your interfacing or lightweight fusible fleece depending on how flexible you want the holder to be. You can also make it without any interfacing, it’s all personal preference.

PLACE your fabric face down on the ironing board and PRESS both short ends over 1/4″.
PRESS in half the long way and open back up. (fig. 1)

PLACE the interfacing along the center fold and tuck it under the folded edges. (fig. 2)

FOLD the long raw edges in towards center fold and PRESS. (fig. 3)

FOLD in half and PRESS. (fig. 4)

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Sewing the Pacifier Clip

FOLD the elastic in half and place it inside the folded fabric on one short end. (fig. 5) SEW across the edge 2-3 times to reinforce the elastic.

SEW all the way around the fabric strip approximately 1/8″ from the sides and then sew down the center. (fig. 6)

PLACE the fabric through the clip and folder over 1″. (fig. 7)

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SEW in place. (fig. 8)

THREAD the elastic through the pacifier and then the fabric through the elastic to attach it to the pacifier. (fig. 9)

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It’s that easy! Make them to coordinate with outfits, for all the holidays or just to get that scrap fabric stash a little bit lower.

If you make this or anything else with my fabric and post it online – tag me so I can see it!  I love to see what people create.

👶🏻 Tara Reed

Click to see more projects with the Winter Barn Quilts fabrics >

The Barn Quilts also come in Fall and Everyday themes.

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They are easy things to sew and sell or just a fun way to use your fabric scraps and keep your own dogs feeling stylish!

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If you are a crafter, at the end of the video I also demonstrate how easy it is to add dog bandana quotes you make with your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine.

SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:

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THAT’S IT – YOU’RE DONE. ENJOY!

Once you try these you may get hooked. They are quick to make and a great way to cut down on your extra fabric stash.

Make them to sell, for gifts, fundraisers and more. You can get inexpensive dog collars at dollar stores and other discount retailers so this is a project that won’t break the bank.

Dog bandanas are also a great sewing project for beginners or to teach kids to sew.

If you make some and post them on social media be sure to tag me so I can see!

🐶 Tara Reed

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This pattern uses the panel and prints from my Winter Barn Quilts fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs.

The finished quilt size is 59″ x 59″ and the pattern is FREE!

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FABRIC REQUIREMENTS FOR QUILT TOP:

(Riley Blake Designs fabric codes are in parentheses)

  •  1 Winter Barn Quilts Panel (PD12084)
  • 1 1/4 yards Snow Shades (C200) for background
  • 1 yard Sky Main (CD12090) for outer border
  • 1 yard Navy Compass (C12082) for blocks, inner border and binding
  • 3/8 yard Gray Nordic Star (C12083) for blocks
  • 1/4 yard Blue Compass (C12082) for blocks

Ask for the fabrics at your favorite retailer that carries Riley Blake Designs. 

If you make this or anything else with my fabric and post it online – tag me so I can see it!  I love to see what people create.

☃️ Tara Reed

Click to see more projects with the Winter Barn Quilts fabrics >

The Barn Quilts also come in Fall and Everyday themes.

Click to see more free projects >

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Warm fall colors, leaves and fall inspired barn quilt blocks like the Maple Leaf Quilt Block, Bear Paw Quilt Block and  Basket Quilt Block create the fall feel for the Fall Barn Quilts collection.

Winter Barn Quilts incorporates snowy scenes with blues, off whites and grays to allow the barns to pop on the fabric.  The Nordic Star Quilt Block, Compass Quilt Block and Martha Washington Quilt Block are a few on the barns in this collection.

VIDEO SNEAK PEEK

Watch the video below for a peek at the prints, panels and free quilt patterns coming your way!

I hope you enjoyed this preview of the Fall and Winter Barn Quilts fabrics coming to stores in June 2022! I’m excited to see what you create!

 Tara Reed