I couldn’t wait to make this easy burp cloth pattern for Cricut as part of a gift package I made for a new mom I know. Such a simple project but perfect for a baby shower gift.
It’s one of the quickest sewing projects for a baby gift and one thing that all new moms need plenty of. So grab your favorite cotton fabric and this free pattern and get your baby burp cloth made.
And, really, this is the ultimate gift. As a mom who’s been there and done that, I know that baby burp cloths make the perfect reusable paper towel in later years. If you are looking for more baby gifts, check out these DIY Baby Shower Gifts To Make With Your Cricut.
So, if you make one burp cloth from this free baby sewing pattern, you should think about making two or three.
Or even ten.
Because this is a baby gift that will be well used, for many years.
Free Burp Cloth Pattern
First, you’re going to scroll down and check out the baby burp cloth pattern.
It’s ridiculously simple, so you’re going to really love it, when it comes right down to it.
One thing is, whatever you decide to do for size, don’t forget to add a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch seam allowance, so you end up with the size burp cloth you want, not one just a tad too short.
From there, it’s just the logistics of a typical sewing pattern.
And, because this is such a simple pattern, definitely take a minute to pin this to your favorite easy sewing patterns board on Pinterest, that way you can make it again the next time you have a friend with a bun in the oven!
Baby burp cloths just like in the stores come in different sizes. So for this, we don't do a pattern. The one you see here is 10"x18". I've made them shorter or longer with scrap fabric. For this specific tutorial, we will go with 10x18.
Lay your flannel or other fabric out flat. I like to iron it so it's perfectly flat The EasyPress 2 is great for this. Then cut out the 10 x 18, by hand or using the Cricut Maker and rotary blade.
Take the fabric and lay it out on a piece of terry cloth and cut out the same size piece. Terry cloth is used for the side that will soak up all the fun stuff the baby spits up.
Clip or pin the two pieces together with the pattern side facing in. This will be much like sewing a pillow and be flipped right side in. Start at the end and halfway through it stitch all the way around the end leaving a small hole at the end when you stitch back around. This leaves the opening to flip the fabrics.
Once you've stitched all the way around pull the fabric through the hole and make sure all the edges are pushed out. Fold the hole in and topstitch.
For the last part, I divide the burp cloth into three's by folding. Press them to mark the fold then stitch down the two folds. This will create an easy way to fold the cloth when going into the diaper bag. This is totally optional but makes it easier for folding in the long run.
Flannel, fleece, and terry cloth are the most absorbent so I use these. But you can use a character fabric for one side and the terry cloth for the other.