How To Make Flannel Baby Burp Cloths

Tools & Equipment

  • 1/2-yard flannel fabric for main (front) ($5.49 per yard at JoAnn)
  • 1/2-yard flannel fabric for secondary (back)
  • PDF – Flannel Baby Burp Cloths Pattern
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing pins or clips
  • Scissors
  • Turning tool
  • Iron and ironing board or iron mat
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Approximate time to complete: 15-20 minutes
  • Approximate cost to make: $2.75 (you can make two burp cloths per ½ yard of fabric)
  • Approximate finished size: 10” x 19”


Print Out The PDF Pattern

Cut Into Fabric


Step 1: Use your pattern to cut one piece of the main (outside) and one of the secondary (inside) fabric. 

Step 2: Place the pieces right sides together and pin or clip the pieces in place.

Step 3: Using a using a 1/2 “seam allowance, leaving a 3-4” opening on one end, sew around the bib.

Step 4: Cut notches out of the curves and using your turning tool, turn the burp cloth right side out. Using a warm iron, press around the edges. Make sure to press the raw edges of the opening inward. Using a ¼” seam allowance, top stitch around the burp cloth, closing the opening as you go. 

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