super duper easy burp cloth TUTORIAL

burp cloth tutorial
a couple of you wanted a tutorial for my burp cloths from yesterday. so of course, i never pass up a chance to whip up a lovely tutorial! haha i made one more burp cloth to take pics of the process AND if you’d like a chance to win the burp cloth featured in this tutorial, check out my FB page….
snuggle flannel, chenille, and/or minky fabrics- you can use any combo you’d like.
thin batting
cut 2 pieces of fabric and 1 piece of batting into 9″x21″. the dinosaur fabric is snuggle flannel {from Joanne’s}, for the back, i used cream cotton chenille.
place to 2 pieces of fabric right sides together. then layer the batting on top.
starting in the middle of a short side, sew around the 3 layer stack leaving a 3″ gap.
trim your corners.
you will use the 3″ gap to turn the burp cloth right side out.
make sure to push the corners out using scissors or your finger.
tuck in the edges of your 3″ gap. {you may want to pin in place}
and sew around then entire burp cloth using a 1/4″ seam allowance. and you’re done!! these take like 15 minutes start to finish.
i love chenille. so soft and works wonders cleaning up a messy face :)
but chenille and minky fabric can be pricey, so you can use snuggle flannels for both sides and still have lovely, soft burp cloths like these pictured above.
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Kelli @ RTSM

    Very cute and SUPER easy! I usually just use the store bought cloth diapers and sewed on some material, but this seems just as easy and probably less expensive!

  2. 3

    Very cute and perfect timing. Just noticed on my calendar I have a baby shower tomorrow!

  3. 4
    The Oxford Family

    Very cute! I made a load of these for my son and ended up liking the 2 flannel side, no batting ones best! Maybe because they were lighter and thinner and he wasn't much of a puker??

    PS love that dino fabric! I miss JoAnns!

  4. 5

    If you don't wash your burp cloths and other items like that with dryer sheets they will stay more absorbant. Something about those dryer sheets get rid of their super absorbent powers. Just something I learned!!

  5. 6

    Thanks so much for posting this!! I'm making some this afternoon- love the chenille!

  6. 7
    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Those are very cute!!!

  7. 8
    Tracy Rogers

    Love your blog! I wish we still had babies in our family, I'd make some!!


  8. 9

    I love how easily these are… but get so sad when they get so gross. :)

  9. 10

    super cute thanks! I am now a fan of facebook

  10. 11

    I love these burp cloths! So cute! I seriously need to learn how to sew.

  11. 12
    The Fifth Street Mama

    I could totally make those! Great tutorial!

  12. 13
    waline family

    Thanks for posting this super cute tutorial, I am expecting soon and I am WAY EXCITED to make my own for my little one!

  13. 14

    I love that dinosaur fabric? Where did you get it/what brand is it?

  14. 15
    TJ and Whitnee

    Great tutorial! I'd like to share a link on on July 12!

  15. 16

    OMG! Great tutorial. I am going to a baby shower in a couple of weeks and was planning to make some burp cloths. Thanks so much!

  16. 17

    I love that chenille! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

  17. 18

    These are so cute and look so easy! I have a good friend who is having a baby shower soon and I was looking to make some burp rags for her.

  18. 19
    Montessori Mama

    Love love love these! I have a friend who is having a baby soon, I can't wait to get started on these for her! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. 21
    Awaiting Eden

    I just wanted to thank you for posting this awesome, quick pattern ~ baby gift dilema solved!!!

  20. 22

    I love how you used chenille…definitely going to borrow that tip.
    xo jana

    1. 22.1

      I love using chenille on burp cloths! Works great. Thanks for stopping by Jana!
      happy crafting,

  21. 23

    I’ve been making these like crazy. I use a thin batting, a cute colorful print for the top & my
    backing is soft flannel. Only I’ve been taught NEVER EVER use scissors to push out the
    corners on any project, & I did find out why (sadly) :( Way to easy to poke a hold in your
    item. These are precious!

    1. 23.1

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Your burp clothes sound cute! The trick with the scissors is to use blunt or rounded scissors. If you use pointy ended ones, yes, you will cut through your fabric. I use my blunt ended sewing scissors to push out corners all the time. Works great for me. You can also try a wooden dowel.
      happy crafting,

  22. 24
    Kathy H.

    I am VERY Much a beginner at sewing but was looking for some patterns to make my new Grandson a burp cloth & I stumbled on this.LOVE IT.Your instructions are Super easy to follow so that even I can do it.Thank you for keeping it SIMPLE…

    1. 24.1

      Thank you, Kathy! So glad you used my tutorial! I’m all about simple crafting! so glad you found me :)
      happy crafting,

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  24. 25

    I’ve made these and they are VERY EASY to make! People who I have given these to just love them!!! One suggestion, it would be very helpful in your “supply list” to indicate how much fabric to purchase. I always seem to have extra chenille left over. Thanks!

    1. 25.1

      Thanks, Julie! I will have to go back and add that in. Thanks for the tip!
      happy crafting,

  25. 26
    esther donohue

    Just what I was looking for…. Thanks for the easy tutorial!

    1. 26.1

      Awesome! I’m so glad you used my tutorial, Esther! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll stop by again soon :)
      happy crafting,

  26. 27

    Do you think you’d need batting if I was to use terry cloth mad the other side flannel?

    1. 27.1

      Hi Malisa,
      You probably wouldn’t need it, but its up to you! I’ve done both ways and it works just fine. Just depends on if you like thick burp cloths or thinner ones.
      happy crafting,

  27. 28

    I’ve been making some of these with flannel/terry cloth. I sew right sides together, turn it right side out and iron it, then do my 1/4 inch seam all the way around, but it wrinkles up kinda like bacon (remember those michael jordan Hanes commercials with the bacon collar!?). Any suggestions? I want them to lie nice a flat!

  28. 29
    Rose Stern

    Were did you find the chenille?

  29. 30
    Grandma Char

    I make hooded bath towels and use the scraps leftover to make these burp cloths. By using terry cloth, only available at JoAnn’s, I don’t need batting. I have made hundreds!