Terry Cloth Burp Cloths - DIY Tutorial
These terry cloth burp cloths were my favorite when my daughter was little. They are super absorbent and really cute! They soak up messes really well and wash great. You can match the fabric to your diaper bag, nursery colors or pick out cute blue or pink designs. Or, make these for a gift to take to a baby shower. Your momma friend will love them! I made my example from Robert Kaufman's Urban Zoologie Birds fabric. Follow along to find out how to make these burp cloths or visit my Etsy shop to buy them already made!
9.5" x 18.5" cotton fabric
9.5" x 18.5" terry cloth (found at most fabric stores...mine is from JoAnn's)
Cut out a 9.5" x 18.5" square from your cotton fabric and another 9.5" x 18.5" square from your terry cloth. If you want rectangular burp cloths, you are done cutting. If you want curved ones like mine, round your four corners. Then, mark the center on both long sides. Cut a curve, in the center of both long sides, rounding it out to your corner curves.
Pin fabric and terry cloth right sides together.
Sew around the fabric and terry cloth, using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 2-3" gap in your sewing. This is where you will turn the fabric right sides out.
Step 4: (not pictured)
Turn fabric right sides out through the gap you left in your stitching. Iron burp cloth so edges are even and flat.
Finish by top stitching (1/8" from edge) around the entire burp cloth.