Ideas & Patterns for Quick and Easy Baby Burp Cloths

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Ideas & Patterns for Quick and Easy Baby Burp Cloths

You will find burp cloths in different sizes and styles.  

The smaller contoured cloths are better if your baby is still very young. As they grow bigger, the cloth becomes a blankie cum burp cloth and then you may find that the diaper cloth size works like a bomb (...that sounds very stinky!!)

It will be fair to say, that the most general burp cloths are:

(the colored text below will take you to an appropriate pattern)

What you'll need to sew baby burp cloths:

Fabric - best suitable are flannel, toweling or chenille and cotton for applique, inserts or bias

Embellishments (optional)

Matching thread

Scissors

Sewing and Embroidery machine/s

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Sewing Instructions - How to make Baby Burp Cloths:

All the patterns linked to above, have tutorials:-

If you want to take a short-cut:

  1. Embroider, Applique or add inserts to your top piece;
  2. Put the two pattern pieces together (right sides facing);
  3. Stitch along the edge and leave a big enough opening to turn your article inside out;
  4. Cut notches around the bends;
  5. Turn your article inside out through opening;
  6. Smooth the edges and close the opening with hand stitching or with a top stitch;
  7. Iron;
  8. Wrap in tissue paper or just with a ribbon bow!

With the rectangle shaped burp cloth, most of your stitching will be done on the right side of the fabric.

You can put the two pattern pieces on top of each other (right sides facing up), serge the edges and it leave it looking pretty like that.

More Burp Cloth Inspiration

1.  Easy on the Tongue - In this post I share a burp cloth I made for my grandson Jacques.  I used a towel diaper, appliqued an elephant and embroidered his name on, and made bias binding with the same fabric I used in the applique.

How to make a cute personalised burp cloth white Pinterest Ideas & Patterns for Quick and Easy Baby Burp Cloths

The burp cloth (below), I made for our fifth grandchild, ChenÉ.  I used the contoured pattern by Floating on Cloud 9, added an embroidery design with her name and finished it off with satin piping.

Contoured baby burp cloth with piping and embroidery design shared on www.easyonthetongue.com  375x500 Ideas & Patterns for Quick and Easy Baby Burp Cloths

2.  Amy at Diary of a Quilter used Gerber cloth diapers and added cotton inserts.  The method she uses (in a step by step picture tutorial) is quick and easy and anyone with no previous sewing experience can attempt to make it. Amy mentions that you can add ric-rac on the cotton sides and I can imagine  an extra bit of cuteness!

Amy at Diary of a Quilter made burp cloths with Gerber cloth diapers and cotton inserts post share on www.easyonthetongue Ideas & Patterns for Quick and Easy Baby Burp Cloths

Image shared from Diary of a Quilter

3.  Melissa at Polka Dot Chair used vintage handkerchiefs and backed it with chenille (great way to use scraps as she mentions).  Her burp cloths came out so special and she has me thinking of more ways to adorn hankies!  Was the criteria for the post - quick and easy?  You'll make a stack in now time!

Melissa at PolkaDotChair made burp cloths with vintage hankies post shared on www.easyonthetongue Ideas & Patterns for Quick and Easy Baby Burp Cloths

Image shared courtesy of Polka Dot Chair

​in Conclusion:

A burp cloth is something every new Mommy needs and uses and to be honest, the shop-bought ones are not as absorbing as the proper toweling ones.

I'll be on my own Cloud 9 if I got you inspired to make one!!! You won't regret it.

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