Quilted Burp Cloth

DIY Burp Cloth

I’ve been unpacking tiny baby clothes I found that I was missing my burp clothes. I must have decided after two babies they were cashed.

I found a great tutorial for quilted burp clothes at Swoodson Says.  She put together a great rainbow burp cloth using fabric and a Gerber prefold. Since I didn’t have any prefolds on hand I used her other suggestion a flannel backing.

DIY Burp Cloth


This project works great with my goal to use up my scraps! I used the tutorial as laid out, just with my scraps instead of the original rainbow pattern.

burp cloth

I have used simple flannel burp clothes before and really liked them. They stay where you lay them and they don’t take a lot of space up in the diaper bag. Disclaimer- I’ve never had a big barfer, these are ideal for smaller messes though!

diy burp rag

Instead of ladder stitching my turn opening closed I topstitched around the outside edge. Since I’m using flannel instead of a prefold it was easy to add the topstitching!

I’m going to sew up a bunch more before baby to restock my drawer. What is your favorite stash buster?

Happy Sewing,


Pattern: Tutorial from Swoodson Says

Fabric: Stash!

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Pam @Threading My Way September 2, 2015, 2:01 am

    Too nice to be spewed on, Rachel. You can’t have too many burp cloths.

  • Amy Mayen September 2, 2015, 6:27 pm

    Very cute, and a great scrap buster no less. I snuck over here very interested in the COLORS and PRINTS you’re using to see what you’re gut feeling is about gender. I was thinking you’d go yellows and greens for a girl, red or blue for a boy. I’m confused because you have several colors, polka dots, and cars. So my nosy self will just have to wait and see!!

  • Stephanie September 2, 2015, 11:41 pm

    These turned out so cute, I love the cars! Flannel sounds so snuggley- these would end up being a toddler lovey/blankey if they were in my house, me thinks 🙂

  • christiane September 3, 2015, 9:27 am

    Well that’s a very good idea, I know I will have some flannel left over with my next project.. thanks for the inspiration!

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