{handmade burp cloths}

The very first project that I wanted to attempt with my trusty sewing machine were some handmade burp cloths.  As I began to put this tutorial together I realized that I must have been super excited during the actual process of making the burp cloths, because I neglected to take detailed pictures of each step!  You are in luck though.  I used this tutorial from Dana at Made, and her instructions (and pictures) are perfect!

Here’s a simplified run down of the details:

1. Choose cute, soft fabrics.  I used either a soft chenille or a minky dot fleece for one side and cotton or flannel for the other side.

2. I took Dana’s advice and went with 10 x 18 cloths–it gives you the most bang for your buck!

3. Cut the fabric, pin right sides together, but make sure to leave an opening in order to turn the cloth right side out.

4. Trim the corners, turn cloth right side out, then topstitch all the way around the burp cloth.

5.  Finally, topstitch two lines across the cloth so it makes it easier for mama to fold!  I love the finished look this brings to them!

I’ve given  a few sets of these burp cloths away as baby shower and “new baby” gifts!

I like to give them in sets of three, like Dana suggested, and wrap them with some extra fabric and a cute button!

If you’re new to sewing, it can’t get any easier than this project!  If you’re a sewing pro, do you have any other suggestions for burp cloth designs?  I’d love to hear about them.


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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.


  1. These are so nice! I’ll have to remember them if we ever have another baby! I’m a new follower!

    • waittilyourfathergetshome says:

      Glad you found my blog and thank you! They make great gifts too if you’ve got friends that are expecting!

  2. What a great gift idea! They are so cute and useful. Your newest follower from the blog hop. :)

    • waittilyourfathergetshome says:

      Thank you Kathy! So glad you liked them and joined us for the CHQ Blog Hop! Join us tonight to Keep Calm & Link Up :)

  3. Super cute!!!

  4. Such a cute idea!

  5. L.O.V.E! So cute! Thanks for linking up to the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  6. Love these!!! Nice job friend!

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