Handmade burp cloths make great baby gifts, and can be simple and fast to make. Plus, they’re less expensive and much cuter than anything you’ll find in a store!
Want to try 3 different variations to give a bit of variety to your burp cloths? These are all super simple methods, that even a first time sewer can tackle.
Materials for All Variations:
Variation Number 1: Rick Rack Burp Cloths
3. Pin both pieces of flannel right sides together, matching raw edges. Stitch around all sides of fabric, 1/8″ in from basting stitch sewn in step 2 (which should put your stitched along the center of the rick rack that is sandwiched in the middle), and leaving a 3″ opening on one side.
That’s it, you’re done!
2. Pin two flannel pieces wrong sides together. Using a narrow zig zag stitch (I keep my stitch length fairly short as well), stitch around all raw edges, 5/8″ from edge (do not leave any space for an opening).
3. With scissors, make small slits 1/2″ apart around entire burp cloth, close to but being careful to not cut into seam allowance.
Throw burp cloths into the washing machine and dryer. The cut edges will fray and become softer with each wash!
Great job! Enjoy using your burp cloths with your little one, or make some to have on hand for gifts!