easy burp cloths 2.0

I found some pre-made cloth diapers in these irresistible colors. So I decided to customize them to make them just a little more magical. Most of the burp cloths I have been making are homemade. I just love the shape and size of these flannel lined ones, and they are very inexpensive to make. However, I had a coupon that made these premade ones pretty inexpensive so I decided to go for it! This is also a great project to use up all those little strips and scraps you have in your fabric stash.

colored burp cloths

1. I wanted the final panel to be 5″x19″. So I cut my fabric to roughly 6″x20″ this will leave a nice 1/2″ seam allowance.

2. After some trial and error – I found that a simple ironing template makes all difference in the world. To make this template I simply cut some yardstick to 5″x19″.

bc_iron3. Place the template in the center of the strip of fabric – wrong side up, and press the seams around the template.


4. Clip the corners so that the fabric has nice crisp edges.

pin into place

5. Pin onto the burp cloth – right side up.

top stitch

6. Top stitch round leaving about a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Please note – the measurements that I am providing were for the burp cloths I bought. Be sure to check the size of the ones you get as different brands may be slightly different.